“Lets make it more than impersonal” Who controls the content of the ideologically commanded medical consultation? Is it Public Health, The State, Business, or The Law? And what of the agenda and caritas? I’ve a feeling that it has  been getting harder and harder to discern much ‘caritas’ in consultations (those commanded by State Medicine …

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I argue here that Addiction Services that are abstinence focussed inhibit therapeutic change. A broader perspective needs to take into account the client’s relationship with the culture of addiction as one possibility for what is an essential socialisation, but a possibility open to alternatives and change. In other words if the client does move away …

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The apogee of Modern Medicine is the universality of Dis-Ease. Achieved by the injunction: “Be Normal!”. Which paradoxically forbids normality; and is the injunction of a masculine phallocentric Medical Establishment. If for now we Agee that Medical Perverts exist – who have a psychical structure of ‘perversion’ with the object of their medical practice. Which …

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In the latest addition of the BMJ Margaret McCartney (BMJ 2015;350:h439) asks if : “All knowledge is Power”, and she critiques the diagnostic uses of genomic industries such as ’23andme’.  I think the converse is true and reveals a truth behind medicalisation. “All Power is through the illusion of knowledge” Medicalisation and the abuse of …

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