As I struggle with the question of why a doctor would not report a patient who is a danger to himself and others to the authorities and a few other questions regarding individuals who get framed, arrested and convicted of crimes they did not commit, as well as with questions about political decisions domestic and international, questions of why are the humanities not important to study anymore, etc., I am reminded of the fact that we live in an unfair and imperfect world, that society does not ask us for our opinion and that if we want to make an impact we need to “speak up”! The international psychoanalytic website does just that, and gives you an opportunity to “speak up” for yourself and make a difference, so please write your comments this week as you read.
I will list my favorites followed by the table of contents as usual.
My choices are as follows:
1) though very long, the article about Lonni Sue Johnson, an artist with a profound amnesia is intriguing and raises questions about how personality relates to memory, if indeed it does. Read the rest of this post »