In any form of psychotherapy whether it be humanistic, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic there is some high degree of importance placed on the establishment and maintenance of a therapeutic container or frame. The notion of a therapeutic container is taken in part from Winnicott who stressed the importance of the initial holding environment in the […]
It occurred to me, upon reviewing the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia that most, if not all of the symptoms are various forms of experience which a painter can encounter while painting. Perhaps this observation could be generalized to all artists engaged in the creative process accross all modalities whether in drama, music or visual art. Delusions, hallucinations, […]
There is little doubt in my mind that whatever observable biological manifestations depression exists, such as decreased available serotonin occur as a bi-product of primary psycho-social manifestations.
Though i have never observed it written anywhere, swollen lymph nodes and dehydration are in my intuition correlated symptoms of depression.