The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf
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I forgot my antidepressants last night and my brain is doing that thing it does where it feels less firmly moored than usual, like the yolk sloshing around in a raw egg. Sometimes when I skip a dose my emotions go haywire as well, making me hateful and prone to tears, which is the state, incidentally, in which I saw the movie The Darjeeling Limited, so that I still don't know if I really liked it or was merely in withdrawal, because I do not often cry at movies, though the fact that Attica was dying at the time may also have contributed to my emotional state, and really, where does the soul reside? Tell me where is fancy bred, or in the heart or in the head? What about when the head is undermedicated so that sudden movements make it feel as if the whole body is about to topple over? And Adrien Brody sure is an eyeful, isn't he? Speaking of fancy.

One of the major complaints about lobotomy, back when it was being performed, was that you couldn't turn it off. Once you were lobotomized, there it was, you were lobotomized forever, though the effects might diminish over time as severed neural connections reestablished themselves. (Meaning that your crazy could grow back too, assuming lobotomy had done anything to diminish it, whereupon some people got a second one -- repeat customers!) But Walter Freeman had a rebuttal for this as for every criticism ever launched against his pet procedure (often the maddening and not always inaccurate "You're just jealous because I'm a famous doctor and you're not"): that lobotomy was irrevocable, he said, was the whole point. The patient can decide not to show up for talk therapy, he can chuck his Thorazine out the window, but he can't fail to comply with having had a lobotomy.



FOLKS THE MOCKERY OF A DEAD PSYCHOSURGEON WAS NOT ON THE LIST OF POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS
Tags: attica, beautiful men, medication, stix
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