I’ve noticed this before. “Adult” sounds a lot like “A dolt” to me. “First used as a noun in Early Modern English, from dialectal English dold (“stupid, confused”)” Source: dolt, Wiktionary. So I made a distinction between people who are perceived to be “adults” versus people who are the more healthy “grown ups”. Is this […]
Hi kids ! You can try this too ! ( Thanks to Auntie Psychiatry ).
“For the first few decades after the end of the war, few professionals doubted that survivors, especially those who had been in the death camps, had lost all chances for a normal or even a tolerable life. A mental health professional, called in to assess children liberated from Buchenwald, predicted that none would ever be […]
“In the early 1990s, while researching the extension of the CIA MKULTRA (mind control) program, I had occasion to interview people who had been placed in mental institutions. This article is derived from their testimony, from numerous articles about the horrendous medical torture at two California prisons, Atascadero and Vacaville, and from Jessica Mitford’s landmark […]
I have a dream of crowds of people angrily campaigning outside psychiatric wards. Colleague: “Dr. X ! … There is a large crowd of people outside demanding you make a statement !“. Dr. X: “I’m going home for a few hours. Manage my patients while I’m away please“. Dr. X heads outside. Policemen are now […]
“There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for […]