"What we call 'normal' is a product of repression, denial, splitting, projection, introjection and other forms of destructive action on experience. It is radically estranged from the structure of being. The more one sees this, the more senseless it is to continue with generalized descriptions of supposedly specifically schizoid, schizophrenic, hysterical 'mechanisms.' There are forms of alienation that are relatively strange to statistically 'normal' forms of alienation. The 'normally' alienated person, by reason of the fact that he acts more or less like everyone else, is taken to be sane. Other forms of alienation that are out of step with the prevailing state of alienation are those that are labeled by the 'formal' majority as bad or mad." 

R. D. Laing, The Politics of Experience

torsdag den 12. februar 2009

Hellere hjerneamputeret end "skizofren"

Fra en en kommentartråd på Philip Dawdy's blog:

"In the old days, it was often better to amputate a limb rather than suffer death by gangrene. Now, we have better treatments. But that does not mean that in the past, those amputations were wrong at the time. Death or amputation.

It is sad that this is kind of the choice for someone with schizophrenia. But until the knowlege and treatments advance, that is where we are at."

[I de gamle dage var det ofte bedre at få amputeret et lem end at dø af koldbrand. I dag har vi bedre behandlingsmuligheder. Men det betyder ikke, at amputationerne var forkerte i de gamle dage. Død eller amputation.

Det er trist, at dette er valget for mennesker med skizofreni. Men indtil kundskaben og behandlingsmulighederne bliver bedre, er det hvor vi er.]

Personen arbejder som behandler i systemet.

1 kommentar:

Anonym sagde ...

Hvad med at "hjerneamputere" behandlerne i systemet ?

Så ville de være tættere på "den virkelige verden" - end de er nu.