Tag Archives: Psychoanalysis

Don’t manufacture my meaning: a response to Darian Leader

Does illness have a meaning? Does mental distress represent underlying patterns? In experiencing the major mood shifts that constitute bipolar disorder, are we playing out unconscious thoughts or feelings from our earliest years? Darian Leader, writing in the Guardian (Bipolar … Continue reading

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It’s good to talk, 2: where’s our support group?

It’s 1:45pm on a Tuesday afternoon, and I’m sitting in a West End theatre. The house lights are on, and the audience is slowly trickling in; a few people have come in pairs, but most people have, like me, come … Continue reading

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