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Caplan and the Crank; or Don't Touch My Meds, You Bastard

Some years back I met a guy who eagerly billed himself as “the angriest mayor in America.” He was coming to speak to some of our students. 1,768 more words

Politics In General

Cos' it Runs in the Family

The Politics of the Family and Other Essays
R. D. Laing

I first encountered the title of this book’s central essay in college where it was used to label one of the courses in the nascent… 1,015 more words

Books

Thomas Szasz

“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.” ~ Thomas Szasz

Writing

Strongly Suggested Reading

Last night I revisited my posts on Highbury Hospital, where I had a very distressing time.  I hope you will read them and gain an insight into what goes on behind closed doors in a psychiatric hospital, in terms of bullying and abuse.   295 more words

Madness and Meaning

By Dr David Laing Dawson

As a young physician entering the world of the asylum, the mental hospital, the world of insanity, like many others before and since, I was fascinated by the prospect of finding meaning within madness, understanding behaviours that appeared, at first blush, inexplicable, understanding the de-contextualized speech patterns of many patients, understanding their delusions and voices. 412 more words

History Of Psychiatry

Pythiatism and Fictitious Mental Illness

PYTHIATISM AND FICTITIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS

A FOOTNOTE TO

PYTHIATISM AND SARTRE’S THE FAMILY IDIOT

BY

DAVID ARTHUR WALTERS

“Pythiatism,” the mental illness Jean-Paul Sartre attributed to Gustave Flaubert in his multi-volume study, … 1,109 more words

David Arthur Walters

Flying off the panhandle....

Ffolkes,

“Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.”

~~ Heinrich Heine ~~

Farewell to Galway


Good morning…. Well…. and, no doubt, that’s a deep subject. 256 more words

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