The President is Crazy

by Al Franken  edited by O Society March 27, 2020 The president is crazy*. We see it every day. But he is the president. He won the election – technically speaking. So, we just have to live with it – we have a president who is clinically insane*. There is a diagnosis – malignant narcissistic personality … Continue reading The President is Crazy

Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

by Bruce Levine edited by O Society Nov 25, 2019 In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder, and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of these diagnosed are essentially … Continue reading Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

As a Foreign Reporter Visiting the US, I Am Flabbergasted by Trump’s Press Conference

https://youtu.be/I3hjFU9rNNY Despite being subjected to a daily diet of Trump headlines and images, I am unprepared for the president’s alarming incoherence when he's unedited by Lenore Taylor edited by O Society September 21, 2019 As a regular news reader, I thought I was across the eccentricities of the US president. Most mornings in Australia begin … Continue reading As a Foreign Reporter Visiting the US, I Am Flabbergasted by Trump’s Press Conference

When Your Child Is a Psychopath

The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope. by Barbara Hagerty Atlantic edited by O Society June 2, 2019 This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on a scale of 10. We’re sitting in a … Continue reading When Your Child Is a Psychopath

Capitalist Realism, Mental Illness, and Societies of Control

Capitalist realism (aka neoliberalism) is the ambient all-pervasive atmosphere where it's just sort of implied capitalism is all there is. It conditions how we view the world, how we work, our social relations, even our thoughts and behaviors. When it comes to mental health, capitalist realism frames mental illness as a purely chemical imbalance in … Continue reading Capitalist Realism, Mental Illness, and Societies of Control

Total eclipse

Even with loving parents and caring therapists, a child can lose the fight to depression by Deanna Csomo McCool Aeon edited by O Society April 9, 2019 I stood at Anna’s bedside, marvelling over her porcelain complexion, thick blonde hair, and eyelashes so long they’d be the envy of a Maybelline model. The bleached white sheet tucked … Continue reading Total eclipse

Edvard Munch’s Scream isn’t screaming, but rather hearing a scream

by Anita Singh Telegraph edited by O Society Mar 22, 2019 Look at Edvard Munch’s Scream and what do you see? According to the British Museum, you may have it all wrong. Many people believe it shows a man screaming. Not so, says the museum, which is about to display a black and white print of the image. … Continue reading Edvard Munch’s Scream isn’t screaming, but rather hearing a scream