By Jonathan Schiff
The New York Times
Originally published January
An old New Yorker cartoon features a man suspended upside down from the ceiling, like a stalactite. A psychiatrist explains to the wife that the first objective is to convince the man that he is a stalagmite.
Funny — but it invites a serious question: Is it ever justified for a clinician to help a client to believe in a fiction?
The brief article is here.
Note: Is it ever ethical to lie to a patient?