April 27 Kramer Listening to Prozac London

April 27 Kramer Listening to Prozac London - Antidepressant...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Antidepressant drug Prozac Changing the fundamental part of someone. Sam –OCD indulged in porn so he had trouble with his marriage Business turned bad and parents died and wanted to design their farm – source of depression Sam felt “better than well” after taking Prozac “Sam was convinced that his interest in pornography had been mere physiological obsessionality. This conviction was based on a visceral sensation: on medication he felt less driven, freed of an addiction.” 158 College student with loss of identity “Hearing that the anxiety was not a medication side effect, I had an instantaneous sense of how I appeared to the student – demanding, judgmental, punitive, powerful in the face of his weakness – and how it must feel for him to go through life surrounded by similar figures.” 159 The doctor realized that not everything should be called a symptom. “I had caught myself assuming that a patient’s anxiety was meaningless.” “anxiety is the motor force behind psychoanalysis”
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 06/30/2010 for the course CAT CAT 3 taught by Professor Knight during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.

Page1 / 3

April 27 Kramer Listening to Prozac London - Antidepressant...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online