Thursday, March 24, 2016

Gabor Mate on the Myth of "Normal"

I enjoyed this brief interview with Gabor Mate, who is so succinct in addressing the paradigm that contributes to a society driven by addiction.

Gabor Maté  is a Hungarian-born Canadian physician who specializes in the study and treatment of addiction and is also widely recognized for his perspective on Attention Deficit Disorder and his firmly held belief in the connection between mind and body health. He has authored four books exploring topics including attention deficit disorder, stress, developmental psychology and addiction. 

In the video below he speaks about  the Myth of “Normal” in Psychological Disorders. He explains how mental distress and pathology exists in a continuum and are largely a result of a materialist culture that rigidly “idealize individuality and ignores emotional needs,” prioritizing objects over people and well being. 


Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

This video is mind-blowing! I've never heard of this man. But he's so right and says it so well, so clearly.

Lauren Raine said...

thanks, i thought so too. Spider Woman's web, in a different language.