Category Archives: real disorders in a crazy world

insanity: rare in individuals, the norm in societies


in individuals insanity is rare
but in groups, parties, nations and epochs
it is the rule

-Nietzsche Continue reading

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A long, complex and stubborn history with trauma


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

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“Schizophrenia” does not exist


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

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To be at peace with a troubled world is not a reasonable aim


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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I can’t breathe


I can’t breathe Continue reading

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how unequal is your society?


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

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HUAD – Head Up Ass Disorder


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

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