Has modern psychiatry lost its soul? How can dreams, storytelling, and imagination help people in emotional crisis – including psychosis and madness? What lessons can we learn from shamanism, the placebo effect, and the importance of the doctor’s “bedside manner’? George Mecouch MD, psychiatrist, Jungian therapist, and author of While Psychiatry Slept: Reawakening the Imagination in Therapy, discusses how to recover the lost art of healing in an era dominated by technology.
Thanks Will & George,
Its a story of good news. I’m going to listen to it again and again.
Will, a “Schizophrenic” “is” an “ongoing helpless” person. I think you’ve scientifically proven, through your own experience and recovery that “Schizophrenia” doesn’t exist.
I See Anxiety as Projection: with the feelings being real and the thinking being inspired by the feelings. If the feelings can be experienced and levelled off, then the thinking loses its maliciousness.
“Schizophrenia” does exist, Fiachra, but it’s an iatrogenic, not genetic, illness that is created with the antipsychotic/neuroleptic drugs (the “gold standard treatment for schizophrenia.”) The neuroleptics create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome. And the antipsychotics create the psychosis, hallucinations, and other positive symptoms of “schizophrenia” via anticholinergic toxidrome poisoning.
“Bipolar” is also an iatrogenic illness, it’s created with the ADHD drugs and antidepressants.
It’s rather a shame that the only thing the psychiatrists seemed to have learned from their Nazi psychiatric holocaust days was to change the word “eugenic” to the word “genetic,” when in reality the correct term is iatrogenic. And we’re living through an American psychiatric holocaust, of primarily child abuse survivors, today.
“A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members,” our society is in for a harsh judgement.
According to my medical records the “mental health professionals” believe that dreams are “psychosis.” And they have delusions that their drug induced psychoses are “irrelevant to reality,” when in reality that is the opposite of the truth. Psychiatrists do declare people’s lives to be “fiction” when confronted with reality, which of course is when one walks away.
I did learn of the collective unconscious, the oneness of all, during my drug withdrawal induced manic psychosis, so I do believe the Jungians are infinitely closer to the truth, than the iatrogenic illness creating, ‘I declare your life is a fictional story,’ lunatic psychiatrists.
As usual very well expressed.