My theme is psychoanalysis in Australia – biography  commentary, reviews and my observations of the field – clinical, cultural political – and anything else that interests me.

Just a rider, though. This blog is Copyright. You are welcome to make use of it with due and proper acknowledgement of the material.


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  1. Loving the blog Christine – thanks so much for all the effort you put into it 🙂

  2. Why, Thankyou. I’m pleased you like it and find it interesting.

  3. Wow, what an interesting blog you’ve got! And thanks for the follow 🙂

  4. Thanks for following by my blog! I actually grew up in Australia (from around 1970 -1980) in Lavington–right next to Albury, NSW. I miss it so much. My sister is a psychiatric nurse in NSW.

    • Thankyou to you, too. Yes, I know Lavington… as much because it was enroute from Sydney/Canberra to Melboune and back. There is a bypass now so it would be a much more peaceful place. The country around there is pretty special, ever changing.

  5. todadwithlove said:

    Thank you for liking the review of Equus. Hope you will see it if you haven’t and happen to be here. You have a wonderfully interesting blog.

  6. Although I think that after a century of psychiatric (and neurological) developments some aspects of Freud’s original psychoanalysis concept deserve an update, he will always remain one of my heroes for being a true, groundbreaking pioneer.
    The longest blog post I myself ever wrote (in my stayontop blog, before I started my historyofmentalhealth blog) was a biographical one about Freud’s cigar addiction… I just love him, in the same way you would love a wise old grandfather in spite of some of his more odd peculiarities.
    All this just to explain why, in an era when Freud-bashers often seem to have the loudest voices, it always makes me truly happy to encounter a fellow blogger who gives Freud the full respect and attention he’s entitled to.
    I know very little about the history of psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand, so I am glad your blog is here to fill that gap – or at least the psychoanalytical part of it!

  7. dinadavis2015 said:

    I agree with the previous comment; Freud is my hero too, in fact I credit him for saving my life. Back in the fifties there was no treatment for anorexia nervosa. It didn’t even have a name. Miraculously I was sent to a Freudian analyst in Perth WA, who specialised in children. Hence I am here today. The undue criticism of Freud today distresses and angers me. It is uplifting to read your blog and to find fellow Freudophiles.

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