John Cutting (psychiatrist)

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This article is about the British psychiatrist and writer. For the US Representative from California, see John T. Cutting. For other uses, see John Cutting.
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
Genre Psychiatry
Subject Psychiatry, clinical psychology, schizophrenia research, philosophical psychopathology, cerebral hemispheres

Dr. John Charles Cutting,[2] who writes as Dr. John Cutting (and variations), is a British psychiatrist specialising 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.[3][4][5][6]

Life and career[edit]

John Cutting was born in Aberdeen 1952, Scotland, and brought up in Yorkshire, England.[7] He studied and qualified as a doctor of medicine in London and went on to train in psychiatry.[7]

Doctor Cutting, MD, M.R.C.P., M.R.C. Psych., MPhil,[8] is now a psychiatrist based in London.[8]

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.[7] He has been an honorary senior lecturer at Kings College Hospital, London and the Institute of Psychiatry.[8]

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."[7]

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."[9]

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.[2][10]

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."[11]

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 City: 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 March 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 C.; David, Anthony S., eds. (1994). The neuropsychology of schizophrenia. Brain, Behaviour and Cognition Series. Hove, UK Hillsdale, USA: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. ISBN 9780863773037. 

Journal articles written[edit]

Translations[edit]

Reviews of Cutting's work[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (4 February 2010). "Interview with Iain McGilchrist". Frontier Psychiatrist. Retrieved 2010-02-05.  Quote: "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."
  2. ^ a b Staff. "Untitled partial reprint "7.pdf"" (PDF). The Psychiatrist. Retrieved 5 February 2010.  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."
  3. ^ 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 25 January 2010.  E-ISSN 1086-3303 Print ISSN 1071-6076
  4. ^ Staff. "Principles of Psychopathology: Two Worlds – Two Minds – Two Hemispheres". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 5 February 2010.  The page mentions the author being honorary senior lecturer, beneath details of one of his books.
  5. ^ Cutting, Dr. John (24 July 2005). "Dr. John Cutting". getCITED. Retrieved 5 February 2010.  Last edited 24 July 2005.
  6. ^ Niederhoffer, Victor; Kenner, Laurel (2000). "Turning Fear into Boredom: Out of Our Minds" (PDF). Worldly Investor. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e Staff. "Marquette Studies in Philosophy: 62. The Constitution of the Human Being by Max Scheler". Marquette University Press. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  8. ^ 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 25 January 2010. 
  9. ^ Staff (2005). "Phenomenology and Psychiatry for the 21st Century" (PDF). Institute of Psychiatry. Retrieved 5 February 2010.  A Two Day International Conference at the Institute of Psychiatry, London on 5 and 6 September 2005.
  10. ^ Staff. "Appendix 7" (PDF). Royal College of Psychiatrists. Retrieved 5 February 2010.  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.
  11. ^ Staff (4 February 2010). "Interview with Iain McGilchrist". Frontier Psychiatrist. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  12. ^ Staff. "The Phenomenology of Psychoses – by Arthur Tatossian". The Maudsley Philosophy Group. Retrieved 5 February 2010.  Notes that the document is translated by John Cutting.