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A Case of Hysteria, Three Essays on Sexuality and Other Works

Continuing his ambitious 24-year project of an annual reading of one volume of Freud’s complete works, TCD’s Prof Brendan Kelly explores one of Freud’s most celebrated cases, that of Dora and her ‘hysteria’ For reasons too complex to explain, I have undertaken to read all 24 volumes of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, at

UL study finds SSRI altered ‘personal control’

New research undertaken by academics at the University of Limerick, Harvard Medical School and the University of Oxford, provides evidence showing that antidepressants can help people take control over their lives, reducing feelings of helplessness and depression symptoms.

An introduction to delusional disorders

Registrar Dr Ronan Rice and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Stephen McWilliams explore various different and fascinating delusional disorders, whose ties with literature and mythology can be traced back as far as the Roman times.

Cannabis in psychotic patients linked to higher admission risk

Cannabis use among people experiencing a first episode of psychotic illness is linked to a 50 per cent heightened risk of hospital admission — including sectioning — as well as longer inpatient stay, reveals the largest study of its kind, published in the online journal BMJ Open.