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Narcissistic Abuse Affects Over 158 Million People in the U.S.

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Narcissistic Abuse Affects Over 158 Million People in the U.S. By Bree Bonchay, LCSW on the psych Central website.

Analysis of Trump on Climate change & other Compacts

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Nullification of A Compact by Marc Zegan on Facebook:
Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Accords represents a profound, but unsurprising misunderstanding of the nature and effective resolution of an important class of collective action problems.  This misunderstanding was evident in the President’s characterization of the Accords as a “transaction,” when most pointedly, like other durable multi-party agreements, the accords are a compact–a far different entity from a transaction. It is not surprising that Trump would understand such an agreement as a transaction because his world view is framed entirely through the lens of a business executive who, for five decades, has ruthlessly and with guile pursued his narrowly conceived self-interest.  This transactional perspective also explains why Trump is determined to undo our collective alliances and to exit treaties–whether they be on trade or the environment–that have multiple signatories. (more…)

The Fortunes of Freud: The prestige that psychoanalysis gained in the midcentury was also its downfall

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Fortunes of Freud: The prestige that psychoanalysis gained in the midcentury was also its downfall BY Warren Breckman in The New Republic on June 1, 2017.
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Hollywood Is Stepping Up To Change The Stigma Around Men And Therapy: It’s about time

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Hollywood Is Stepping Up To Change The Stigma Around Men And Therapy: It’s about time By Lindsay Holmes on the Huffington Post website on May 31, 2017

Gay and Transgender Patients to Doctors: We’ll Tell. Just Ask.

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Gay and Transgender Patients to Doctors: We’ll Tell. Just Ask. By Jan Hoffman in The New York Times on May 29, 2017,

Dr. Alex Gonzalez, the Medical Director at Fenway Health in Boston, meeting with a patient earlier this month. CreditGretchen Ertl for The New York Times

The Birth of a Mother

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Birth of a Mother By Alexandra Sacks, M.D. in The New York Times on on May 8, 2017.

Click Here to Read: ‘It Made Me Into a Person With a Mission’: Readers React to Motherhood by By Marie Tae McDermont in the New York Times on May 19, 2017.

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Stop Donald Trump From Colonizing Your Brain

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Stop Donald Trump From Colonizing Your Brain: Like a Libyan dictator of old, the leader is everywhere, including inside your head By Ann Marlowe on the Tablet website on May 21, 2017.

How the American Health Care Act Would Affect Mental-Health Coverage

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read: How the American Health Care Act Would Affect Mental-Health Coverage: The Republican bill would decrease access for millions, and in the process dismantle the tools used to fight substance abuse by Vann R. Newkirk II on the Atlantic Montly website on May 26, 2017.

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The Presidency in Peril

Monday, May 29th, 2017

 

Donald Trump

Click Here to Read: Trump: The Presidency in Peril by Elizabeth Drew in The New York Reviewr of Books in the June 22, 2017 Issue.

Donald Trump; drawing by Pancho

Should Psychiatrists Speak Out Against Trump?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The “Goldwater Rule” forbids mental-health professionals to give opinions on public figures they haven’t personally examined. Some may make an exception By Jane Mayer in the New Yorker in the May 22, 2017 Issue.

Ivanka and Jared’s Power Play: How the patrician couple came to have an outsized influence on a populist Presidential campaign

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Ivanka and Jared’s Power Play: How the patrician couple came to have an outsized influence on a populist Presidential campaign By Lizzie Widdicombe in the August 22, 2016 Issue.

Illustration by Pablo Lobato

The Paranoid Style in American Politics

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Paranoid Style in American Politics By Richard Hofstadter on the Harper’s Magazine website from the November 1964 Issue.

Richard Hofstadter

Psychiatry’s “Goldwater Rule” has never met a test like Donald Trump Donald Trump

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Psychiatry’s “Goldwater Rule” has never met a test like Donald Trump Donald Trump: The psychiatric debate over diagnosing Trump, explained by Brian Resnick on the Vox.com website on May 25, 2017.
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The Psychoanalysis Daily

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Articles on The Psychoanalysis Daily website.

Jewish languages forgotten in exile

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read and View:  Jewish languages forgotten in exile by Annabeth Leow on the Straits Times website on May 25, 2017.

4-Year-Olds Don’t Act Like Trump

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  4-Year-Olds Don’t Act Like Trump By Alison Gopnick in The New York Times on May 20, 2017.

President Trump at the White House Easter egg roll in April. CreditChip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Of Mice and Mindfulness

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Of Mice and Mindfulness By Gretchen Reynolds in The New York Times on MAY 18, 2017.

lustration by Renaud Vigourt

 

I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal’ with Trump. His self-sabotage is rooted in his past

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal’ with Trump. His self-sabotage is rooted in his past The president’s behavior, explained By Tony Schwartz in The Washington Post on May 16, 2017.

President Trump’s behavior hasn’t changed in decades. It probably never will. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

A Suicide Therapist’s Secret Past

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read: A Suicide Therapist’s Secret Past By Stacey Freedenthal in The New York Times on May 11, 2017.

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Judges don’t need to be Freud to understand Trump’s reason for travel ban, Hawaii argues

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Judges don’t need to be Freud to understand Trump’s reason for travel ban, Hawaii argues by Ryan Lovelace in the Washington Examiner on May 15, 2017.