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    • Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
    • What troubles men are not the things, but rather the judgement.
    • Life is a miserable thing.
    • I have decided to spend my life thinking about it.
    • Trees that grow slow are stronger at the base.

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This website and the material published on this is only meant for academic and intellectual pursuits, and should not be considered fit for any other purpose. The papers or links on this website are only for the purpose of sharing seminal work in the professional development of psychiatry and psychiatrists.

This website is an attempt to re-establish links of contemporary thinking and practice of psychiatry and psychotherapy (also includes psychoanalysis and others forms of talking or behavioural therapy) to its classic origins and then gradually tracing the development over the past century or two through published literature. A journey through ideas, developments, and personalities.

It will be a random process relying on the intellectual and professional stimulus from routine clinical practice of a forensic psychiatrist-psychotherapist and other like-minded psychiatrists. To keep it a sincere individual pursuit rather than a commercial enterprise, it will be in the form of study notes with a brief personal understanding of each important article or book. Some full-text would be included where possible, or I will give active links to the articles freely available on the net. It will also have links to other “libraries” of interest, personal thoughts or reflections in the course of working in clinical psychiatry, and other influences as they shape psychiatric practice.

I am calling it the “Beginnings Project”.

By the given scope of this project it is likely to remain always a “work in progress” and the only certain benefit will be to my development as a professional. However, I do hope that over the coming years it will also be a reference or starting point for many other colleagues who do share the curiosity for beginnings.

I also anticipate it to be a useful resource for psychiatry trainees, junior doctors, and other medical or non-medical people who are interested in understanding the inner workings of mind, mental illness, and psychological treatments. So lets begin.