Psychiatry talks

CPFT hosts regular talks from international experts with the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry, about health and social sciences. Recordings from previous talks are available to play below.

100 years since Nijinsky met Bleuler:
Can we still learn from individual cases?

Marking a centenary since legendary ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky met psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler on 6 March 1919, this fascinating talk covers an important case from psychiatry history and the origins of schizophrenia. CPFT consultant psychiatrist and world expert on schizophrenia Dr Emilio Fernandez-Egea shares insights from Nijinsky's diary and 30 years of psychiatric treatment for the dancer's condition, considering what this case tells us about schizophrenia.

100 years since Nijinsky met Bleuler: Summary interview

In this interview with CPFT consultant psychiatrist Dr Emilio Fernandez-Egea following his talk, clinical lecturer Dr Muzaffer Kaser asks what the Nijinsky case can teach us about the origins and development of schizophrenia, and how the condition is understood and treated in mental health services today.



The page was last updated on 21 March 2019 by lmarshall.


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