Blog: New Zealand

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 14:22

Dorothy has recently visited New Zealand - click to read her travel blog.

Podcasts updated

Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:28
You can now access Dorothy's latest podcast and also some older broadcasts.  Access the podcasts here or via the left hand menu.

Breaking the Bonds: Digitised Audio book

Wednesday, 20 July 2011 12:43

Now available as a digital recording for download from and itunes, Understanding Depression and Finding Freedom: Breaking the bonds of isolation and fear, an audiobook described by the late Claire Rayner as 'splendid...a greatly enjoyable lifeline.  Use it if you're depressed, to help yourself.  Listen to it if you're not, so that you can help others.'

Dorothy listed on Golden Oldies Power List

Wednesday, 29 June 2011 12:57

The Telegraph and WRVS names Dorothy as a powerful Golden Oldie.

Dorothy Rowe, 80, psychologist and author, had her most recent book Why do we Lie? published by Harper Collins in 2010 with a paperback edition released in 2011. Her contention that depression is triggered by life events has been highly influential; she writes regularly in the specialist and general press. From 1968 to 1986 she worked in the NHS, researching mental disorder, and this formed the basis for her first book, The Experience of Depression, now called Choosing Not Losing. Her second book The Construction of Life and Death (The Courage to Live) was published in 1982 and her third book, The Way Out of Your Prison, in 1984. She is Emeritus Associate of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

See the full article by clicking here.

Dorothy Rowe In Australia

Friday, 06 May 2011 06:06

While Dorothy was in Australia she made two contributions to Guardian online, Queensland floods and Julia Gillard.

Dorothy Rowe appears in the 'list of 100 most powerful women in Britain: Business, Academia and Politics', published by the Daily Telegraph on 3rd December 2010.

From the towering figures of business and politics to academia and science, we reveal the women who wield the most influence visibly or invisibly over our lives today.

Here is Dorothy's entry, you can see the full text of the article here or at

Why We Lie (Paperback)

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 06:09

In her previous books Dorothy Rowe has managed to unpick most of the things that bother us in everyday life, from worrying about money to believing in a punitive God. Here she asks why we tell lies and puts the answer down to a mixture of vanity and terror. All pretty toxic, as far as personal relationships are concerned, but Rowe goes further: our failure to tell the truth is behind all manner of ills, from the current economic crisis to global warming. Scary stuff, but Rowe is so wise that you begin to think it might be possible to change. KH Guardian