Fantastic book: "How Psychotherapy Really Works" by Gaylin

In my mind, it’s a contemporary counterpart to “The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice”.  Both extremely beneficial.

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Fantastic book: "How Psychotherapy Really Works" by Gaylin

Talking heads suggest bullied (suicide) kids get earlier access to psych help :: I agree :: but how about some psych help for the bullies!!!

This is the kind of thing that drives me up the wall.  One the one hand, it’s certainly sensible to (and I think we should) get kids psychiatric help who are depressed, partially because they’re being bullied by their peers.  But how much more sense does it make to get the bullies psychological help??!  If maladjusted jackasses weren’t treating everyone else like shit, then fewer sensitive (feeling, receptive, uncallous, open-minded) kids would feel like killing themselves.

Talking heads suggest bullied (suicide) kids get earlier access to psych help :: I agree :: but how about some psych help for the bullies!!!

People who ten years ago would have been called voyeurists…

…would now more accurately be described as having had a premonition of the world as it is today.  Their oddity, if it was an abberation, was an abberation that stuck.  What would have been seen as exhibitionism ten years ago is now considered normal sharing.  Remember Madonna’s Sex book?  Respectable coffee-table material now.

People who ten years ago would have been called voyeurists…

Google’s autocomplete for the word "why", as of right now

I don’t know the answer to any of those questions.  And I don’t care to know.  Imagine the neural processes of a person who types “why”, clicks on “is my poop green”, then says “I’m Feeling Lucky”.  Also note that two of the suggested searches involve poop.

See also: the zeitgeist’s thoughts on Mexicans.

Google’s autocomplete for the word "why", as of right now

Why a Touch of Madness Boosts Creativity

“A great many of the most interesting people in the world are disturbed. We label them as mentally ill, but there is something wrong with our definition. A so-called normal person is incredibly dull and excruciatingly boring.”

“Generally, however, Dr Storr said politicians were ‘pathologically ambitious’ rather than gifted: ‘They are people who need to succeed but have no particular skills.'”

http://lucidinterval.org/creativity_article.shtml

Why a Touch of Madness Boosts Creativity