18 Total Quotes

Psychiatry Quotes

William James
To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.
William James
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Albert Hofmann
I knew immediately that this drug would have importance for psychiatry but, at that time, I would never have believed that this substance could be used in the drug scene, just for pleasure. For me it was a deep and mystical experience and not just an everyday pleasurable one. I never had the idea that it could be used as a pleasure drug.
Albert Hofmann
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Henry A. Kissinger
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
Henry A. Kissinger
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Carl Gustav Jung
I maintained that psychiatry, in the broadest sense, is a dialogue between the sick psyche and the psyche of the doctor, which is presumed to be 'normal.' It is a coming to terms between the sick personality and that of the therapist, both in principle equally subjective.
Carl Gustav Jung
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Carl Gustav Jung
It had become clear to me, in a flash of illumination, that for me the only possible goal was psychiatry. Here alone the two currents of my interest could flow together and in a united stream dig their own bed. Here was the empirical field common to biological and spiritual facts, which I had everywhere sought and nowhere found. Here at last was the place where the collision of nature and spirit became a reality.
Carl Gustav Jung
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William Shakespeare
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the fraught bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon the heart?
William Shakespeare
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In the world of psychiatry today, there is no doctor ... who could say that an 11-year-old, with a 6-year-old's mentality, could form criminal intent.
Geoffrey Fieger
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We don't feel that anyone has ever been helped by psychiatry, ... You see a kid with HDDD or whatever it's called, and he takes Ritalin, and you take a look later and find out that his life has been destroyed.
Susan Taylor
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Every morning I woke in dread, waiting for the day nurse to go on her rounds and announce from the list of names in her hand whether or not I was for shock treatment, the new and fashionable means of quieting people and of making them realize that orders are to be obeyed and floors are to be polished without anyone protesting and faces are to be made to be fixed into smiles and weeping is a crime.
Janet Frame
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Samuel Goldwyn
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
Samuel Goldwyn
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Henry Miller
If you are well off and can afford to spend ten or twenty-five dollars a day to hire some patient soul to listen to your troubles you can be readjusted to the crazy scheme of things and spare yourself the humiliation of becoming a Christian Scientist. You can have your ego trimmed or removed, as you wish, just like a wart or bunion.
Henry Miller
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Antonin Artaud
It is almost impossible to be a doctor and an honest man, but it is obscenely impossible to be a psychiatrist without at the same time bearing the stamp of the most incontestable madness: that of being unable to resist that old atavistic reflex of the mass of humanity, which makes any man of science who is absorbed by this mass a kind of natural and inborn enemy of all genius.
Antonin Artaud
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Sigmund Freud
It might be said of psychoanalysis that if you give it your little finger it will soon have your whole hand.
Sigmund Freud
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Laurence Peter
Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents shortcomings.
Laurence Peter
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Institutional psychiatry is a continuation of the Inquisition. All that has really changed is the vocabulary and the social style. The vocabulary conforms to the intellectual expectations of our age: it is a pseudo-medical jargon that parodies the concepts of science. The social style conforms to the political expectations of our age: it is a pseudo-liberal social movement that parodies the ideals of freedom and rationality.
Thomas Szasz
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Involuntary mental hospitalization is like slavery. Refining the standards for commitment is like prettifying the slave plantations. The problem is not how to improve commitment, but how to abolish it.
Thomas Szasz
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The difference between a neurotic, a psychotic, and a psychiatrist. The neurotic builds castles in the sky, the psychotic lives in them and the psychiatrist collects the rent.
Author Unknown
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You go to psychiatrist when your slightly cracked and keep going until you're completely broke.
Author Unknown
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