Thursday, December 25, 2008



For those who celebrate the season, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! For those with other traditions, we Shrink Rappers wish you the best of the season. Thank you for reading.

2 comments:

Therapy Patient said...

Same to you! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I sometimes wonder if there's a difference (perceived or actual) in taking a pill to "fix" something (ex any biologically based psychiatric illness - and this is in no way meant to start a debate on if psychiatric illness is biologically based) as opposed to "enhance" something that fundamentally works just fine. And where is that line - someone afraid of flying but does not have any other sort of anxiety who takes a mild sedative before a flight: is he an example of a "fix" or an "enhancement?"

The irony, of course, is that I personally don't have much of an issue with the idea of medication that would enhance mind performance (and I love the example of coffee as a very accurate parallel!) but have a hard time - and expect to continue to have a hard time to some degree or another for many, many more years, if not the rest of my life - with the idea of taking lithium for bipolar disorder - which falls pretty clearly into the "fix" category.

sigh.