Psychoanalysis in Time of Plague
Jacques Lacan said that psychoanalysis had to be invented to deal with the strangeness of the human condition, not to fix it, but to expose that strangeness to itself. This is what feels so uncanny about doing psychoanalysis during a plague.
April 1, 2020
The Psychopharmacology of Everyday Life
We do have a choice about whether to medicate and how we do so. I think we have forgotten this because of how easy it is to obtain pills, along with the pervasive idea that our problems are simply chemical or genetic. By elucidating some basic psychoanalytic notions, I hope to disrupt our blind passion for prescriptions.
November 19, 2018