Thinking on Sunday: Head First - A Psychiatrist's Stories of Mind and Body


Conway Hall

25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, England, United Kingdom Map

What does it mean to be well? Is it something in our body? Or, is it rather something subjective - something of the mind? Eminent psychiatrist Dr Alastair Santhouse draws on his experience of treating thousands of hospital patients to show how our emotions are inextricably linked to our physical wellbeing.

Our minds shape the way we understand and react to symptoms that we develop, dictate the treatments we receive, and influence whether they work. They even influence whether we develop symptoms at all. Ultimately, he finds that our medical model has failed us by promoting specialisation and overlooking perhaps the single most important component of our health: our state of mind.

Written with brutal honesty, deep compassion, and a wry sense of humour Dr Santhouse's book Head First examines difficult cases that illuminate some of our most puzzling and controversial medical issues-from the tragedy of suicide, to the stigma surrounding obesity, to the ongoing misery of chronic fatigue.

- This event will be held in-person at Conway Hall *AND* online, via Zoom. Everyone wishing to join this event must register for a ticket in advance, using this link:

Artists / Speakers: Alastair Santhouse

Category: Attractions | Talks and Lectures

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