The headroom pages are quite good. I first saw them on youtube - There seems to be a fair amount of information on there. I think Ruby's explaination of depression is good, the idea of being ill / feeling unwell as if to have flu etc... but it was the first stages of the dip into depression. That lathergic feeling is something I used to get before dipping - It was interesting to have someone else suggest the same thing.
I admit to liking Ruby Wax's TV persona. I'm glad she wasn't drugged up in the 80s and early 90s - her standup was very manic and risque.
The BBC and the RSP have been in cahoots for some time. They used to always wheel out that TV psychiatrist Raj Persaud. He was very vocal during the debate about reclassifying cannabis back up to B from C. His claims around that time affirmed to me that his academic head had been refitted with a Showbiz one. Ironically, not long after he was up before the GMC on plagiarism charges, for which he was struck off for 3 months.
Now the BBC seem to favour comedians that have suffered psychological issues themselves. Persaud, unusually for a psychiatrist, also had a dgree in psychology, and early on his career was far more openminded than his later proclamations became - wherein if you listened to him you'd really start to share his delusion that chemical imbalances were at the root of everything - even perhaps his plagiarism.
Plagiarism is a very particular definition of academic pilfering - that is a huge problem these days in schools, universities and informational sites on the net.
People's written words are copied and pasted wholesale and presented as personal expertise. There is no engagement with the ideas or the information. It is a passive swallow and shit process, throughout which the form of the thing (which is indigestible) is evacuated by the individual in an exact, unchanged form.
Ona broader level, one of the phenomena of psychiatry, in terms of how it integrates an individual into its orthodoxy, is how it transforms its flock into little 'plagiarism' units, that go around reeling off generic statements, which they have memorised word for word, and which are then internalised by others and repeated word for word.
The author of the statement is never acknowledged. The evidence forming the basis of the claim, never referenced.