The child from the wealthy family is more likely to be left with the question – Who am I?
Never a dull moment when working in a prison and great training for one’s diagnostic skills of some quite unusual forms of psychopathology.
This is not only adding one extra cause of depression to the list but provides a different view of the nature and cause of depression. It represents a different philosophical view of human nature that is based on personal empowerment.
This is what we need to be screening for and indeed this is what I did when I worked in prison identifying suicidal and self harming inmates. If one identifies people with this injunction, as I did with many in the prison system, one knows this person is quite capable of suicide at a later time.
As Eric Berne said, “A stroke is a unit of attention” and one can have positive strokes and negative strokes. As a therapist it is easy to forget the importance of strokes and the important therapeutic role they can play. The importance of them is no better demonstrated than by looking at a whole discipline …