Were Jung alive today and to tell another psychiatrist what he was going through, he would most likely be strongly advised to take a cocktail of drugs and told that he needed to be on them for the rest of his life, “like insulin for diabetes”. He might have also have DEVELOPED diabetes and become very overweight as a result of taking atypical antipsychotics. He might also suffer from such side effects as akathisia, tardive dyskinesia, and sexual dysfunction, and die at a much younger age than he did.
I never saw the below video when it was first published on the internet. Being that I’m a fan of both Carl Jung and Jack Kornfield I was happy to come upon it in my twitter feed. I’ve taken the opportunity to include an old post about Carl Jung and the The Red Book below it as well.
Below I’m cutting and pasting a post about Carl Jung and the Red Book that I posted first in 2009.
Carl Jung had what would today be called an extended psychotic episode
This is mostly a repost from a few years ago, though I’ve added the stunning quote by Jung right here at the beginning and made a few minor edits.
Carl Jung himself said:
I had the feeling that I was in an over-compensated psychosis, and from the feeling I was not released until August 1, 1914. (see here for context)
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