‘Irene Sutcliffe’ is a lived experience expert in obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and depression. Her life was turned around by a referral to the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Her bugbears include meds-shaming; the postcode lottery (which she fully admits she has won); and just how misunderstood OCD is by both the general public and many professionals. She is also very keen on talking about mental health in academia. She holds a PhD in medieval medical history and works as a medical historian. When she has spare time she enjoys singing karaoke, petting dogs, talking about and being pedantic over history, ranting about politics, going on adventures and eating food.
Paul Salkovskis and Irene Sutcliffe explore the Power Threat Meaning Framework that was published in January 2018 by the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology.[read the full story...]