Saturday, June 12, 2010


So, I know that I have a lot better things to post about, but I really can't help myself, and posting about this is a lot easier than uploading all the adorable videos and pictures of my amazing kids. I promise to try and post something about them later today or tomorrow. That being said, I don't very often muse on my blog, so I'm going to go ahead and do it. I hope your interest is piqued. Or not, maybe nobody ever reads the text on here and you completely ignored this post when there were no pictures.

Now, let me just say, that I think that Psychiatry plays an important role in health and well-being and there are a lot of really good Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals out there, including my sister. Unfortunately, Psychiatrists and Psychologists often get a bum rap for not being real medical professionals or scientists. Luckily, there are some Psychiatrists who are willing to go above and beyond to give their profession more credibility. Check out this article on or this one on Wired

REALLY!! Can you possibly read that and still think that the mental health field doesn't study anything "real". Awesome. Who loves the fact that they talk about what kind of treatment would have benefited Anakin Skywalker, like maybe that would have made some difference? My favorite part is that it's being published in an academic journal and was presented at the meeting for the American Psychiatric Association. I'm not sure if this is more telling of what's wrong with Psychiatry or how crazy Star Wars fans are.

One last note. This really is all in fun. I'm in no place to judge people for over-analyzing fictional characters.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

We read this last week and thought it was hilarious! So proud to have a psychology degree right now. Really, glowing with pride.