Cognoscente wrote:If you're interested, BS, I'll let you read the full evaluation some time.
1. I'm tickled that you called me BS instead of TBS, as sometimes I definitely feel that way about my writing and my single biggest regret of writing for the Board is calling myself the Black Sheep instead of just Black Sheep. 2. I would definitely be interested.
Craig Jessop wrote:Comment on last posts: I really want to be psychoanalyzed, but I'm pretty neurotypical, so it probably isn't worth the money. I just have a pronounced reaction to stress, and a desire to control things, but none of these things have interfered with my life, so is it worth the hundreds of dollars? Yes, no?
There are still therapists who specialize in psychoanalysis out there. You don't have to have a serious, crippling mental illness to undergo therapy, so if you are that curious see if your insurance covers them and give it a go. A deep desire to control things sounds like great psychoanalysis ground to me, but of course I only know what I have learned in classes. (Then again, that is a pretty common complaint.) Psychoanalysis is meant to be qualitative rather than quantitative anyway. Of course, if you were really going to be psychoanalyzed you would have to commit to years of three times a week sessions, or at least that was how it was back in the day. I've never undergone psychoanalysis so report back if you go.
I probably shouldn't make an appointment for Jungian therapy
Bahahaha. I don't think that Jung had the same thing with phalluses that Freud did, so poor Niles. My favorite line on that show is still when Niles filled in for Frasier on the radio show: "Frasier may be a Freudian but I am a Jungian. There will be no blaming mommy today!"
Also a note: neurotypical doesn't mean without all mental disorders. It only means without developmental disorders. Psychoanalysis was historically used to treat "hysteria," and it is now most commonly used to treat mood disorders, anxiety, or more everyday problems. That was why I was especially confused when Cognoscente mentioned undergoing it as part of an ADHD evaluation. So, just to be crystal clear on terminology.