Hyernormalization – a documentary by Adam Curtis. Adam Curtis: I have a new film going up on iPlayer this Sunday – the 16th. Here’s a background to what the film is about. And a trail. We live in a time … Continue reading
Sounds like something from Joseph Heller’s Catch 22. In fact it sounds just like Catch #22 itself. When they got you they got you, you can’t escape because escaping is why they got you in the first place. Certainly sounds … Continue reading
in individuals insanity is rare
but in groups, parties, nations and epochs
it is the rule
-Nietzsche Continue reading
Bessel van der Kolk at bigthink.org offers a potted history of psychiatry and society’s difficult relationship with trauma. Psychiatry started as study of what were then deemed bizarre behaviours, but discovered they were understandable when considered in context with extraordinary … Continue reading
Jim Van Os and his big list of schitzo stereoptypes “Schizophrenia” does not exist. That some people struggle and suffer and become isolated by that is not in doubt, especially here. That they suffer because they have a “thing” and … Continue reading
Posted in Adversity, hearing voices, hell is other people, Ideas, myths about mental illness, psychosis, real disorders in a crazy world, what's going on?
Tagged bollocks, Jim van Os, schizophrenia, sciencey, stereotype
Sick of this mad-men dominated, market-driven world?
Maybe instead of that being a sign of sickness it is, rather, a sign of wellness. Continue reading
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How society makes us mad. “Mental illness” is more prevalent in unequal societies – and the more unequal a society is, then the more people in that society will be given a diagnosis of “mental illness”, including and especially “serious … Continue reading
Head Up Ass Disorder A condition which typically affects members of professional bodies and representatives of large corporations that are built on claims of dodgy science and marketing untruths. Members of APA were found to be over represented in epidemiology … Continue reading