John Cutting (psychiatrist)

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Dr. John Charles Cutting
Born Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Pen name Dr. John C. Cutting, Dr John Cutting, John Cutting, J. Cutting
Occupation Psychiatrist and writer
Language English
Nationality British
Genres Psychiatry
Subjects Psychiatry, clinical psychology, schizophrenia research, philosophical psychopathology, cerebral hemispheres

Dr. John Charles Cutting,[1] who writes as Dr. John Cutting (and variations), is a British psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia research. He has written a number of books, and articles and reviews in professional journals, on the subjects of psychiatry, clinical psychology, schizophrenia and the functioning of the right cerebral hemisphere of the brain.

Cutting has been an honorary senior lecturer at Kings College Hospital in London and the Institute of Psychiatry in London.[2][3][4][5]

Life and career[edit]

John Cutting was born in Aberdeen 1952, Scotland, and brought up in Yorkshire, England.[6] He studied and qualified as a doctor of medicine in London and went on to train in psychiatry.[6]

Doctor Cutting, M.D., M.R.C.P., M.R.C. Psych., M.Phil.,[7] is now a psychiatrist based in London.[7]

Cutting worked as a consultant psychiatrist at Maudsley Hospital, London and Bethlem Royal Hospital, a specialist psychiatric facility at Beckenham in the London Borough of Bromley, and the Institute of Psychiatry in London for 20 years.[6] He has been an honorary senior lecturer at Kings College Hospital, London and the Institute of Psychiatry.[7]

Since the early 1990s, Cutting "has been studying philosophy with the aim of contributing to the growing discipline of philosophical psychopathology – explaining conditions such as schizophrenia and depression in philosophical terms."[6]

He has written a number of books, and articles and reviews in professional journals, on the subjects of psychiatry, clinical psychology, psychopathology, schizophrenia and the functioning of the right cerebral hemisphere of the brain.

In September 2005, Cutting was a speaker at a two day international conference in London, at the Institute of Psychiatry, entitled "Phenomenology and Psychiatry for the 21st Century."[8]

Awards[edit]

In 1977, whilst he was working at the Maudsley Hospital, Cutting won The Gaskell Medal and Prize from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.[1][9]

Influence[edit]

Speaking in an interview with Frontier Psychiatrist, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and His Emissary, a book about the world views of the two hemispheres of the brain, stated: "What I began to see – and it was John Cutting's work on the right hemisphere that set me thinking – was that the difference lay not in what they do, but how they do it."[10]

Selected publications[edit]

Books written[edit]

  • Cutting, John C. (June 1985). Psychology of Schizophrenia (Illustrated ed.). Oxford, England: Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 0-443-02663-7.  (Hardcover)
  • Cutting, John (March 1990). The Right Cerebral Hemisphere and Psychiatric Disorders (Hardcover). Oxford, England and New York, USA: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-261764-8.  (Hardcover)
  • Charlish, Anne; Cutting, Dr. John (10 July 1995). Schizophrenia: Understanding and Coping with the Illness. London, England: Thorsons Health. ISBN 0-7225-3122-2.  (Paperback)
  • Cutting, John C. (15 January 1997). Principles of Psychopathology: Two Worlds - Two Minds - Two Hemispheres. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-262240-4. 
  • Cutting, Dr. John (April 1999). Psychopathology and Modern Philosophy. Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England: Forest Publishing Co. ISBN 0-9535703-0-4.  (Paperback)
  • Cutting, Dr. John (June 2002). The Living, the Dead and the Never-alive: Schizophrenia and Depression as Fundamental Variants of These. Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England: Forest Publishing Co. ISBN 0-9535703-1-2.  (Paperback)
  • Charlish, Anne; Cutting, Dr. John (17 Mar 2008). Schizophrenia: Understanding and Coping with the Illness. London, England: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-00-728416-0.  (Hardcover)
  • Cutting, Dr. John (May 2012). A Critique of Psychopathology. Berlin, Germany: Parados. p. 402. ISBN 978-3-938880-51-7.  (Paperback)

Books edited[edit]

  • Cutting, John (ed.); Shepherd, Michael (ed.) (28 November 1986). The Clinical Roots of the Schizophrenia Concept: Translations of Seminal European Contributions on Schizophrenia. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-26635-1.  (Hardcover)
  • Cutting, John (ed.); David, Anthony (ed.) (31 Jan 1995). The Neuropsychology of Schizophrenia (Brain Damage, Behaviour and Cognition). Hove, East Sussex, England: Psychology Press. ISBN 0-86377-337-0.  (Paperback)

Journal articles written[edit]

Translations[edit]

Reviews of Cutting's work[edit]

Quotations[edit]

  • "Even the best psychiatrists can make mistakes ... because schizophrenia is such a difficult diagnosis to make."[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff. "Untitled partial reprint "7.pdf"" (PDF). The Psychiatrist. Retrieved 2010-02-05.  Quote: "Gaskell Medal and Prize 1977: The Gaskell Medal and Prize has been awarded to Dr John Charles Cutting, M.R.C.Psych., of the Maudsley Hospital, London."
  2. ^ Staff (December 2001). "About the Authors". Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology (The Johns Hopkins University Press) 8 (4): 357–358. doi:10.1353/ppp.2002.0016. Retrieved 2010-01-25.  E-ISSN: 1086-3303 Print ISSN: 1071-6076
  3. ^ Staff. "Principles of Psychopathology: Two Worlds - Two Minds - Two Hemispheres". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2010-02-05.  The page mentions the author being honorary senior lecturer, beneath details of one of his books.
  4. ^ Cutting, Dr. John (24 July 2005). "Dr. John Cutting". getCITED. Retrieved 2010-02-05.  Last edited 24 July 2005.
  5. ^ Niederhoffer, Victor; Kenner, Laurel (2000). "Turning Fear Into Boredom: Out of Our Minds" (PDF). Worldly Investor. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Staff. "Marquette Studies in Philosophy: 62. The Constitution of the Human Being by Max Scheler". Marquette University Press. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  7. ^ a b c Cutting, John; Dunne, Francis (1989). "Subjective Experience of Schizophrenia". Schizophrenia Bulletin (Oxford University Press and Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC)) 15 (2): 217–231. doi:10.1093/schbul/15.2.217. PMID 2749185. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  8. ^ Staff (2005). "Phenomenology and Psychiatry for the 21st Century" (PDF). Institute of Psychiatry. Retrieved 2010-02-05.  A Two Day International Conference at the Institute of Psychiatry, London on September 5th and 6th 2005.
  9. ^ Staff. "Appendix 7" (PDF). Royal College of Psychiatrists. Retrieved 2010-02-05.  The document is entitled "Thomas Bewley Madness to Mental Illness. A History of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Online archive 36" and lists Prizes and prize winners of The Gaskell Medal and Prize.
  10. ^ Staff (4 February 2010). "Interview with Iain McGilchrist". Frontier Psychiatrist. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  11. ^ Staff. "The Phenomenology of Psychoses - by Arthur Tatossian". The Maudsley Philosophy Group. Retrieved 2010-02-05.  Notes that the document is translated by John Cutting.
  12. ^ Staff. "Questioning Unreliable Diagnoses Of Schizophrenia". Mind in Manchester. Retrieved 2010-02-05. [dead link] Attributed to Dr. John Cutting, found in Schizophrenia: Understanding and Coping with the Illness (1995).