> Topic Index > P - Topics > Psychiatry Quotes

Psychiatry Quotes

These are some of the best 'Psychiatry' quotations and sayings.

A neurotic is the man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. And a psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.

Depression is rage spread thin.

Depression is the inability to construct a future.

I am going to give my psychoanalyst one more year, then I'm going to Lourdes.

I believe that this neglected, wounded, inner child of the past is the major source of human misery.

I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

If you talk to God, you are praying; if God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.

Psychiatrists classify a person as neurotic if he suffers from his problems in living, and a psychotic if he makes others suffer.

Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings.

Psychiatry is the care of the id by the odd.

Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution.

Schizophrenic behaviour is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation.

The best cure for hypochondria is to forget about your own body and get interested in someone else's.

The four-letter word for psychotherapy is 'talk'.

The psychiatrist must become a fellow traveller with his patient.

Those modern analysts, they charge so much! In my day, for five marks Freud himself would treat you. For ten marks he would treat you and press your pants. For fifteen marks Freud would let you treat him - that included a choice of any two vegetables.