Friday, December 30, 2005

Charles W. Socarides, Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, Is Dead at 83

He was a man who stuck to his guns if not to his wives. He always seemed to me to be evidence of how one's own experience, mixed with bias, in psychoanalysis can lead to views that resist all forms of public changes in opinion. While most went along with what they knew was a political (and I would say wise) decision about homosexuality by the profession, Socarides knew what he saw through his particular lens on the world.I wonder how many other psychoanalysts in less controversial and public areas also feel that they have seen a truth that the profession denies.

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