The average human will spend one third of his or her life asleep, so that a person who manages to live to 90 years will have spent at least 30 years of that life in the state of altered consciousness we call sleeping. Something we devote so much time to, as much as one third of our lives, must be very important. So why do we sleep? Well to help find out Sean was joined in studio by Dr Jim Lucey, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Medical Director of St Patricks Mental Health Services.
It might seem obvious that personal finance problems will affect our mental health, money worries and pressure from banks can push even the most robust people to the edge of reason….but now that we are all in the bust together, how can some stay healthy while others fall into depression and worse. Sean was joined in studio by Jim Lucey Medical Director of St Patrick Hospital and clinical professor of psychiatry at Trinity College, Dublin.
What do Anthony Hopkins, Zoe Wannamaker and Sigmund Freud all have in common? They all describe hearing “voices”. So what is going on when people hear voices in their head, is it a call from God as in the case of St Joan or is it possession by the devil or is it a well researched psychiatric problem. Sean was joined by Dr Jim Lucey, Medical Director of St Patrick’s Hospital and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin.
What is mental health and how can we achieve it? What is to be gained by leading a healthy mental life? These questions are often asked but are mostly ignored. At best they are responded to with truisms and pious advice to take more exercise or to drink less alcohol. Is there a more illuminating source of wisdom about mental health? Well Professor Jim Lucey Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College and Medical Director of St Patrick’s University Hospital is always thinking about how we can achieve better mental health and he was here to discuss some research that ...
Professor Jim Lucey, Medical Director with St Patrick’s psychiatric hospital and Clinical Director of Psychiatry in Trinity College is with me, we have many times discussed what happens in therapy with Jim, but today he has read the best selling book “The Examined Life” written by the American psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz, who has had patients on his couch for 25 years.
Pat was joined in studio this morning by Professor Jim Lucey, MedicalDirector of St Patrick’s University Hospital and clinical Professor ofpsychiatry at Trinity College. Today we spoke about one method of recovery….learning new ways to overcome harmfulbehavior.