Some interesting quotations (Part 6)

You might find some (or all) of the following quotes interesting:

“… we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.” Desmond Tutu.

“Such widespread phenomena as depression, aggression and addiction are not understandable unless we recognise the existential vacuum underlying them.” Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning.

“Unfortunately, children, young people and families are drawn into a culture where people believe that depression is caused by a ‘chemical imbalance’ in the brain, which is not true.” Kirsten Shukla (Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist), Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein

“We have hunted for big simple neurochemical explanations for psychiatric disorders and not found them.” Kenneth Kendler, then co-editor in chief of Psychological Medicine (2005).

“If you talk to God, you are praying; if God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. If you talk to the dead, you are a spiritualist; if the dead talk to you, you are a schizophrenic.” Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin.

“I spent 13 years at NIMH really pushing on the neuroscience and genetics of mental disorders, and when I look back on that I realize that while I think I succeeded at getting lots of really cool papers published by cool scientists at fairly large costs—I think $20 billion—I don’t think we moved the needle in reducing suicide, reducing hospitalizations, improving recovery for the tens of millions of people who have mental illness.” Dr. Thomas Insel (former head of the NIMH)

“We have been so busy with the question of what we think that we entirely forgot to ask what the unconscious psyche thinks about us.” Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols. Part 1: Approaching the Unconscious: Healing the Split.

You can find additional interesting quotes hereherehere and also here.

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