A new (dis)order?

I recently posted a piece on depersonalisation and conversion disorders.  The post initially focused on an article in The Guardian which looked at  the phenomena of depersonalisation, and had interviewed three people who had experienced a sense of feeling estranged in some way from their bodies and from the world.  …

Enjoy your stress?

There has been a lot in the news recently about the pressures on the NHS, and particularly upon A&E services.  Linked to this are concerns about access to GP services – which is one of the reasons why many people choose to wait for hours in their local A&E department …

…..and the pursuit of Happiness

If you were a marketing executive you might seriously struggle to sell psychoanalysis.1 And one reason for this difficulty might be that psychoanalysis has never promised to make anyone happy.  At best, to paraphrase Freud, it can only hope to convert neurotic suffering into everyday misery.2  If anything psychoanalysis is …