Jamieson Webster is a psychoanalyst and writer in New York. She is the author of Conversion Disorder (Columbia, 2018), Stay, Illusion! (Pantheon, 2013) and The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis (Routlege, 2011).
The Psychoanalysis of Panic
This whole dream is some elaboration of a meme I saw on Instagram before going to bed where a woman hands a man a fish, and he asks for a plastic bag, and she says, “it’s already inside.”