Psychiatry In A Nutshell

(October 4th 2013)

Blog: Psychiatry In A Nutshell

So Breaking Bad came to an end last Sunday/Monday (depending on your proximity to America) and from what I can tell everyone loved it, although I haven't really had a chance to talk to anyone about it yet. Personally my favourite part of the episode (aside from all of it) was when Walt finally admitted that he did it because he liked it, and he was good at it. I just liked seeing him admit his motives and take responsibility for his actions to some extent. He's a wee bit of a socio path so it makes sense that his character would constantly fall back on 'I have to do this for my family' as a get out of jail free card. Possibly due to a fascination with Chris Chan, I'm kind of curious about how people go about justifying questionable actions and the divide between lying to others and lying to themselves. To be honest, Freudian and Jungian psychiatry might be getting the short of the stick a bit here. I'm not saying they're the same thing and I'm not saying they're ways for people to divert blame. I was just kind of amused by the idea that if you took these two major schools of thought and tried to describe them in super layman's terms it'd be easy to mess up and make them sound like the same basic idea. In conclusion who the hell cares what I have to say, Breaking Bad ended earlier this week! I tried to make the Psychiatrist look a bit like Heisenberg but I still wanted to make him look like someone who would stereotypically practise Psychiatry. I think I ended up with a thin Hugo Strange who confidently tells people to say his name.

I am the one who knocks.