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QUOTE OF THE MONTH DECEMBER 2004
Many of us are pressured to see ourselves as psychopharmacologists
who prescribe medications to treat "brain diseases", at the expense of forgetting that the mind and the person may need treatment
with psychotherapy as well. Many of us feel overwhelmed by the pace at which the neuroscientific basis of psychiatry is growing,
and threatened by the possibility that we cannot keep up or learn enough to practise well. The technicalities of dopamine
receptors, lod scores, in situ hybridization, thalamic nuclei, and signal transduction seem both irrelevant to the individual
person whom we treat and also beyond our purview of intellectual grasp.
*Andreasen N.C. (2001) Diversity
in Psychiatry : Or, Why Did We Become Psychiatrists? Am. Jr. Psy.,158,p 673-675.
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THE SAME RANGE OF PHENOMENA ,THOUGH PERHAPS NOT
THE SAME PARTICULAR PHENOMENA , ARE SEEN, FROM... DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW, IN A VERY DIFFERENT WAY.
(STATER , 1973 )*
*Slater , E. ( 1973 ) , The Psychiatrist In Search
of a Science: II. Developments in the Logic and Sociology of Science, British Journal of Psychiatry ,122, p
Quote Of The Month Feb
Fundamental to the IGDA project is the assessment
of the psychiatric patient as a whole person, rather than just a carrier of disease. This assumes in the clinician the exercise
of scientific competence, humanistic concern and ethical aspirations. Another essential feature is the coverage of all key
areas of information ( biological, psychological and social ) pertinent to describing the patient's disorders, dysfunctions
and problems, as well as their positive aspects or assets.
IGDA WORKGROUP, WPA*
*IGDA WORKGROUP, WPA (2003), IGDA. Introduction, Br.
Jr. Psychiat., 182, s 37-39.**
**( IGDA stands for International Guidelines
for Diagnostic Assessment. WPA is World Psychiatric Association)
Quote Of The Month March
Only reason can convince us of those fundamental
truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that
what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open.
CLIVE BELL *
*Civilization, Chapter 5
Quote Of The Month April
Science without religion is lame, religion
without science is blind.
Albert Einstein *
*Out of My Later Years
Quote Of The Month May 2005
The concept of unity, in which positive and negative are
attributes of the same force, in which good and evil are relative, ever-changing and always joined to the same phenomenon--
such a concept is still reserved to the physical sciences and to the few who have grasped the history of ideas.
*After the Fall, Act I
Quote Of The Month June
Man's main task in life is to give birth to
*Man for Himself, Ch. 3 .
Quote Of The Month July
Education is a sieve as well as a lift.
*The Day of the Sardine, Ch 2.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2005
If my theory of relativity is proved successful,
Germany will claim me as a German, and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue,
France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare I am a Jew.
*Address, Sorbonne, Paris
QUOTE OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER 2005
Never descend to the ways of those above you.
*From My Level
QUOTE OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2005
Angels can fly because they take themselves
-G. K. Chesterton*
*Orthodoxy, Ch VI
QUOTE OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2005
Whenever two people meet there are really
six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really
*(Quoted in Lawrence J. Peter, Peter's
QUOTE OF THE MONTH DECEMBER 2005
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody
has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
*(Quoted in I.J.Good,
The Scientist Speculates)
QUOTE OF THE MONTH JANUARY 2006
Illness is in part what the world has done
to a victim, but in a larger part it is what the victim has done with his world, and with himself.
* (Quoted in Susan Sontag,
Illness as Metaphor, Ch. 6)
QUOTE OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2006
Every reformation must have its victims. You
can't expect the fatted calf to share the enthusiasm of the angels over the prodigal's return.
-'Saki' (H.H. Munro)*
* (Reginald on the Academy)