'A major achievement from a major scholar...This book is an outstanding review of the highest quality of Lacanian thinking.' - Peter Fonagy, University of London. The central argument of "On Being Normal and Other Disorders" is that psychic identity is acquired through one's primary intersubjective relationships. Thus, the diagnosis of potential pathologies must also be founded on this relation. Given that the efficacy of all forms of treatment depends upon the therapeutic relation, a diagnostic of this sort has wide-ranging applications.