1. Professor dr. David Healy
2. A little bit more on
Still paying back my walk
First a fairly large number of very minor changes that I
promised yesterday and made and uploaded today:
This is the bit of
September 11, 2011 - May 24 2012, inclusive, which were all with
an invisible white border, which is visible, in black, in the
way I am viewing Nederlog, which is still nearly always in #9999FF (in
Now the invisible white border has been removed in all these files.
Otherwise, no changes were made, at all, so the text is quite
unchanged, except that it is a small bit broader.
Professor dr. David Healy
One of the
reasons I am not writing so much about the DSM-5 and psychiatry is that
I have a very simple cure for all of it, that no one or almost no one
seems to be willing to even consider: Terminate
all of psychiatry.
Note that I am not against the care of the mentally ill, nor am
I against some science of psychiatry. But I am against the present
"science" of psychiatry, because it is not a science, and because its
adherents do more harm than good, in my estimate.
But most who might agree with me (more than not), which are not many,
will probably disagree about so radical a proposal, and see all manner
of difficulties with it.
So I have mostly given up on psychiatry, also because it very probably
will not harm me, and that mainly because I'll be pensionable in two
years, and need not do anything until then.
Even so... consider Brand Fascism
by professor dr. David Healy, who must be one of the most sensible
psychiatrists around: He lists 17 points of major
criticisms of modern
psychiatry, of which many would have been sufficient to finalize
psychiatry - if this were an option.
But apparently, this is not an option, and indeed my wiritings will not
help to make it one.
All I can do is point out some of the very few reasonable people who
still are around in psychiatry, which I have done herewith: Do
check out Brand
Fascism, if you are in any way concerned with
A little bit more on Linux
have been using Linux
now for a whole year minus 9 days.
I started with
GNU/Linux.Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I am still using that - except that I
just installed version 41 of Ubuntu for 12.04 LTS, and started
with 23. (Incidentally: This is no onerous task, and usually is
done within 2 or 3 minutes or so.)
Although I have discussed Linux and Ubuntu rather a lot less than I
would have done if my eyes had been better the last year, the basic
news is the same as it was almost a year ago: This was a very
good change for me.
In fact, by far the best change, it turned out with my eyes, is that
Ubuntu allowed me to keep using my computer more or less
normally, in spite of the fact that I still find it difficult to watch
white backgrounds: It has the High Contrast Inverse option, that makes
white what is black, and black what is white, and with my eyes I needed
that, or else I could not use a computer normally.
So I am pretty pleased with it all, and indeed have not used MS Windows
all of the present year, and also see no reason for it.
Still paying back my walk
A final note: I am still paying back my walk of Thursday
April 25. This is not precisely unexpected, the last 35 years, but it
does slow me down some, and does make me somewhat less productive than
I would have been otherwise.
So the good news is that, apart from being slowed down because of my
long walk, I am a bit better than I have been for a long time: My house
is less of a mess; I sleep again, since 10 days or so, 8 hours a day;
and I may get some things done I have not been able to do for several
The bad news is that I walked too much last Thursday, and for the time
am paying back.
ME/CFS (that I prefer
to call M.E.: The "/CFS" is added to facilitate search
is a disease I have since 1.1.1979: