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Mad to Be Normal: A Review of the New R.D. Laing Biopic | Psychology Today

 

Revolutionary Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing (1927-1989). Source: University of Glasgow

Laing (1967) saw psychosis as “a special strategy that a person invented in order to live in an unlivable situation” (p. 115). What is wrong in so-called schizophrenia is not “in the patient” but rather in his family and in society. Insanity, Laing insisted, is an understandable and rational adjustment to an insane world.

Source: Mad to Be Normal: A Review of the New R.D. Laing Biopic | Psychology Today

How To Write A Poem, by Bhanu Kapil | NOUNSCAPE

 

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Batman Returns: How Culture Shapes Muddle Into Madness / Wired Science / Wired.com

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Batman Returns: How Culture Shapes Muddle Into Madness | Wired Science | Wired.com.

“Schizophrenia doubles your odds of becoming violent, but being a man multiplies your risk by a factor of nine. Yet we don’t stigmatize or reject men for this “risk factor”; similarly, we shouldn’t treat the mentally ill that way either. To prevent future catastrophes, we need to understand the range of cultural, social and medical factors that affect us all.” ~  Maia SzalavitzMass murder and mental illness: The Interplay of stigma, culture and disease / Time.com

Prodrome / Frances Farmer Is My Sister

Frances Farmer Is My Sister: Prodrome.