The Art of Psychiatry society has been formed to explore the shared elements between the arts and psychiatry.
Many psychiatrists, including trainees, have a strong interest in the creative arts and this informs their practice. Both psychiatrists and creative artists are concerned with exploring human behaviour and motivation, and come to the subject of the mental disorder from different viewpoints and with different narratives. For instance the language creative artists and psychiatrists use to record or express psychopathology is totally different but equally valid.
The society holds bimonthly meetings. These are open to the public – please see upcoming events at the right of the page.
We are also on Twitter: www.twitter.com/artofpsychiatry
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