Sunday, March 29, 2009

The March 2009 lead article of Archives of General Psychiatry is a dissection of psychological characteristics associated with paranoid illness. Low self esteem is one of them. It is rather remarkable that they are (appropriately) able to say that this analysis 'might lead to new therapies' for paranoid illness. The cover of the journal is a reproduction of a Vermeer that was in the hands of Hitler for a while; interesting forgeries which Goering took to including 'Christ at Emmaus' are shown in the discussion and their history discussed as well as a nice discussion of the lovely Vermeer.

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