Due to the global COVID-19 vaccine conversation, I have been thinking a lot about vaccines and their effect on society. All vaccines. Imagine the vaccine against Polio and the difference it has made in society. Measles and other previously fatal or decapitating diseases. I have heard the logical and theoretical discussions about a world without … More COVID-19 Vaccine vs Collective Mental Health
This type of hypocrisy bothers me because it is the gentrification of certain types of child abuse. The pretense that Swedish or western European parents don’t beat their children because they are better parents, better people than other parents in other regions of the world. Therefore, one has to go abroad, not to Germany, not to Denmark, but to South America – to be close to physically abused children, to be aware that children are experiencing physical abuse. America. while other types of child abuse, for example corporal punishment are worse, bottom of the barrel, less elite, inferior – because they happen in the southern countries where the non-white people live. … More Racial & Geographical Superiority in Child Abuse?
“European and American psychiatry have an obsession with analysis and pharmaceuticals, which is partly – especially in the US – about monetisation, with research grants flowing to the most profitable and established fields. Van der Kolk is keenly aware of inequality as a factor in untreated PTSD, and no great fan of capitalism generally. “I’m … More Trauma, trust and triumph: psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk on how to recover from our deepest pain