Cormac Gallagher – Blessed are the Pacemakers – Dementia, Psychosis, and the Psychoanalytical Discourse

THE LETTER 55 & 56 Spring/Summer 2014, pages 1-11 Dementia has been described as the major mental health epidemic of the 21st century.   Yet far from being the living death it was seen as up to the 1980s, revolutionary new … Continue reading

Cormac Gallagher – What can we Learn From Freud‘s Critique of Religion

This paper was given at the conference in All Hallows on 10  June 2011.1 It deals with the influences on Freud‘s often neglected religious formation and his own subjective tendency towards religious superstition. This forms the background to his seminal … Continue reading

Cormac Gallagher – Psychological Object or Speaking Subject: From Diagnosis to Case Representation

Issue 46 (Spring 2011)  Pages – 21-38  There is a common view that there are two irreconcilable approaches to the understanding and treatment of mental illness. For most of the twentieth century Freudian psychoanalysis was dominant, and many professors of … Continue reading