There is a very good reason
why psychology can never master madness; it is because psychology
became possible in our world only when madness had already been
mastered and excluded from the drama.
in "Mental Illness and Psychology"
In my thirty
years as a physician, I have never disliked a patient enough to
prescribe anti-depressant medication.
Metaphor consists in giving a thing a name that
belongs to something else.
not by confining one's neighbor that one is convinced of one's own
...even the helpless victim of a
hopeless situation, facing a fate he cannot change, may rise above
himself, may grow beyond himself, and by so doing change
in "Man's Search for
Psychiatry has traded virtually
throughout on the idea that in due course the physical bases of
mental illnesses will be
All ten components
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order to ensure all components are interesting and
intriguing. As a result, this will also
appeal to a variety of learning preferences.
The intended audience for the workshop is medical
students and residents in psychiatry, as well as
students in other specialties who have an interest
in mental health. Psychologists and other mental
health workers will also be interested in this
We recommend that you
complete each component in order, but that approach is
not absolutely necessary. At a minimum, please begin with the
first component, the Introduction, and then feel free to proceed
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The final component, the reading list, can be reviewed
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I do not like to admit it.
I am ashamed and humiliated and I still have to work on that, but I
am a mental illness consumer and I do take strong offence to
Helen Forristall, NL
in "Out of the Shadows
2006 Senate Report
The meaning of my
life is to help others find the meaning of theirs.
My aim in this essay is to raise
the question "Is there such a thing as mental illness?" and to
argue that there is not.
Thomas Szasz, 1960
Men are so necessarily mad, that
not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.
...madness no longer lies in
wait for mankind at the four corners of the earth; it insinuates
itself within man, or rather it is a subtle rapport that man
maintains with himself.
"Madness and Civilization"
In my time, we were
taught to view women as somehow naturally mentally
in "The metaphor of mental
A man needs a little madness, or else he never dares cut the
rope and be free.
2007, Alex Drossos. Prepared for the OISE/UT course,
TPS1820: The Healing
in "Women and