"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

fredag den 7. august 2009

"Rewriting the Psychiatrist's Bible" - DSM V-cirkus på BBC Radio 4

Interessant udsendelse på BBC Radio 4: "Rewriting the Psychiatrist's Bible", om hvordan psykiatriens forbindelser til farmaindustrien udvirker sig på udarbejdelsen af DSM V, den nye udgave af den amerikanske psykiatriske forenings diagnosemanual, der sætter standarden indenfor psykdiagnoser verden over.

Udsendelsen, der kan lyttes til t.o.m. søndag, den 16.08.09, varer 40 min., sproget er engelsk.

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