Psychiatry Quotes and Quotations
A neurotic is the man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. And a psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.
A psychiatrist is a man who goes to the Folies-Bergere and looks at the audience.
I am going to give my psychoanalyst one more year, then I'm going to Lourdes.
Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
Psychiatrists classify a person as neurotic if he suffers from his problems in living, and a psychotic if he makes others suffer.
Schizophrenic behaviour is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation.
If you talk to God, you are praying; if God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
The psychiatrist must become a fellow traveller with his patient.
Those modern analysts, they charge so much! In my day, for five marks Freud himself would treat you. For ten marks he would treat you and press your pants. For fifteen marks Freud would let you treat him - that included a choice of any two vegetables.
Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings.
Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution.
Psychiatry is the care of the id by the odd.
The point of therapy is get unhooked, not to thrash around on how you got hooked.
The four-letter word for psychotherapy is 'talk'.
I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
Mental health problems do not affect three or four out of every five persons, but one out of one.
The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good diseases.
The best cure for hypochondria is to forget about your own body and get interested in someone else's.
Depression is the inability to construct a future.
Depression is rage spread thin.
Fortunately, analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself remains a very effective therapist.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.
I believe that this neglected, wounded inner child of the past is the major source of human misery.