I say something about how difficult it is to talk freely in such a situation, exposing herself to a psychiatrist with a television camera 'watching' us.
She does not look at me. She does not speak. I prefer to have no information before a first interview (I usually read a
referral letter either during or after the session). But I have been telephoned about Mrs Brown. For two years she has been miserable and socially isolated, reproaching herself for unforgivable sins. A diagnosis has been made of 'biological depression'. This so-called 'illness' has not responded to anti-depressant drugs or to a course of electrical convulsive therapy.'