Psychoanalysis In the News

by Molly Merson, MFT

How Racism Came to Be Called a Mental Illness--And Why That's a Problem. The authors discuss the history of racism as a public health issue, and how framing racism as a mental health problem puts the onus on the individual rather than focusing on changing structural issues and policies that support a racist system.

Panel Examines Gender and Psychoanalysis. At the American Psychoanalytic Association's recent meeting in Chicago, a complex discussion took place about the Orlando massacre, gender boundaries, the Amazon show "Transparent," and psychoanalysis.

Donald Trump: The Modern-Day Nero Ready to Burn Down America? Psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster wonders why America is being seduced and captivated by Trump. Are we in the midst of a Winnicottian "fear of a breakdown that has already been experienced" by engaging with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee?