Not an earth-shaking question here. I just was curious why no counselor or psychologist has ever asked to see pictures of the people in my past life or even my present life in order to get a visual picture that would piece together some of the puzzles presented to them. If I look at a picture of my father as a boy, it's clear to me that his tendency for depression happened VERY early on. If I look at pictures of my little family that dissolved, I have no clue as to why, and I often wonder if a psychologist would. Wouldn't pictures help psychologists get a "clearer" picture? Just curious.
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MizBejabbers, Thank you for your response. Alcoholism creates a whole family dynamic, doesn't it. Either it "skipped over" you and your siblings or perhaps you made some conscious decisions to overtake the disease - if that's possible.
I think you are right. Photographs display a second of your life. It may not aid in studying the mental conditions or life history of a person unless it was shot in some extreme conditions.
Carrie, I DO remember when articles abt. body language were popular. You're exactly right. Pictures w/o context can be deceiving. Both my father's father and his mother had died at the time this picture was taken and the 5 siblings were separated.
That seems to be the concensus here Audrey. I would imagine, though, that the picture of your grandson and dog made the psychologist smile and gave him or her a nice frame of reference :) Cheers, Billie