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  •  There seems to be an interesting article (10+ / 0-)

    about mental health and creativity which was featured on the NewsHour (which to display my age I still refer to as the MacNeil/Lehrer Report though they just the other week stopped producing it. I also still call what comes next "Washington Week In Review").

    However, this:

    As I like to say - "Daddy only drinks because you cry!"
    Sometimes, Daddy drinks because he's creative and also has issues of his own. Sometimes, he's even homosexual on top of it.

    Pathology is a nice, neat, science. Little boxes, like the song says.

    I have my own struggles, however I would rather have my creativity than be "normal" which to me is the most repulsive state in which to live.

    "To take another person's life from the bench is no better than to take another person's life from the street"

    by commonmass on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 09:41:47 PM PDT

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    •  "I have my own struggles, however I would rather" (0+ / 0-)

      have my creativity than be "normal" which to me is the most repulsive state in which to live."

      I once knew someone who needed lithium, who said that about lithium...

      We are all pupils in the eyes of God.

      by nuclear winter solstice on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 04:17:35 AM PDT

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    •  Countless transsexuals of my age group (5+ / 0-)

      died because they didn't fit into whatever little box the psychiatrist-quacks of the moment were looking for, and hence weren't able to get prescriptions for hormones.

      What improved matters for us was not any advances in psychiatric pseudoscience, but the Internet -- which made it possible to buy hormones from countries outside the control of the AMA. This broke the monopolistic control shrinks had over our lives; we no longer had to suck their dicks to get hormones.

      Once transsexuals were freed from the draconian rules and closet homosexuality of transphobic American shrinks quacks, and began to self-transition, the rules magically changed, and now it is much easier to transition. But during the 1970s and part of the 80s, probably the majority of people who sought transition were not erotically titillating enough to the psychiatrists to be allowed to transition, and died as a result.

      American Presidents: 43 men, 0 women. Ready for Hillary

      by atana on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 10:25:02 AM PDT

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      •  Freudians Have Left A Lot People In The Lurch (0+ / 0-)

        As much as I like Kernberg, it's really sad how he sometimes ties himself in knots to ignore Adler and his pragmatic plain spoken approach to compulsion.  It really detracts from Kernberg's work, and it's quite obvious at times, especially when alcoholism would be the most obvious example he could use.

        Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

        by bernardpliers on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 02:53:04 PM PDT

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