Posted by Squiggles on May 2, 2007, at 6:26:39
In reply to Re: Anagnosia » Squiggles, posted by FredPotter on May 2, 2007, at 4:15:57
> In talking about hell and philosophy I thought I'd be moved to the Faith board. I think reading David Hume is more enlightening that all your self-help books. He's difficult to read but worth the effort I think. And all this was said in the 18 century. Nietsche too although again a bit difficult. I started reading a book called "depression and anxiety" from the CBT perspective. Not useful at all in my opinion
Though I have never been to a psychoanalyst,
I confess to a very stubborn prejudice against
all such approaches to treating mental illness.
And my reason for this, is that as an adult a person has developed habits and perspectives which never change. If he or she is mentally ill, no amount of talk can be as effective as drugs.
Psychoanlysis is good for people who are mentally stable and have social problems.
Speaking to a friend or a sympathetic relative is just as good, and as I said to a friend: Psychoanalysis is almost as old as prostitution, but prostitution is more therapeutic and far less expensive.
I'll go to Faith now to see if i can find you.