A collage of two statues, a man and woman, talking to each other.

I would like to survey some themes from Modern Psychoanalysis of the Schizophrenic Patient by Hyman Spotnitz. What is it about? Well, in the preface he explains that his intention in writing it was to provide an educational manual to students at “modern” psychoanalytic institutes. When I was a student at the New York Graduate […]

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According to all of the psychiatrists I’ve seen I have a mental illness. I’m not currently insane but I have been before which nonetheless makes me one of the crazy ones. Is this fair? I certainly didn’t think so when I was diagnosed as bipolar and seven years thereafter. Even now, although I’ve finally accepted […]

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An abstract painting featuring yellow, purple and red blothces on a black background.

“Everyone recognizes the certainty [of his death], but lays it on one side, like other theoretical truths that are not applicable in practice, without taking it into his vivid consciousness.” (Schopenhauer) When Sigmund Freud arrived at the possibility of a “death instinct” in Beyond the Pleasure Principle he acknowledged that he had “unwillingly steered our […]

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