Archive for the 'General News' Category

Meaning Matters String on Insurance Company Appeals

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Meaning Matters String on Re: What if the appeal comes from, rather than goes to, the insurance company? with comments from Jay Einhorn,  Eric Plakun, Bob Fancher, Andrew B. Klafter,  and Jerry Fromm.

Meaning Matters is an online discussion forum hosted by the Austen Riggs Center that provides a space to share information and thinking about human behavior and how it is impacted by conscious and unconscious processes, personality and motivational factors, relational dynamics and the meaning of symptoms.

At Least 110 Republican Leaders Won’t Vote for Donald Trump

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  At Least 110 Republican Leaders Won’t Vote for Donald Trump: Here’s When They Reached Their Breaking Point By Karen Yourish and Larry Buchanan in The New York Times on August 29, 2016.

Did Anthony Weiner want to get caught sexting?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Did Anthony Weiner want to get caught sexting? It’s hard to explain why he would commit the same mistake again and again. Maybe he wanted to be stopped – and this was the only way by Jamieson Webster on the Guardian website on August 29, 2016.

‘He continually exposed not only himself and his reputation to such absurd scandal, but his wife, her career and his family too. Why?’ Photograph: Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Erikson Institute for Education and Research

Monday, August 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Erikson Institute for Education and Research on the Austen Riggs website.

Is Faith in God Merely Wishful Thinking?

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

FaithinGodwishingClick Here to Read:  Is Faith in God Merely Wishful Thinking? By Kenneth R. Samples on the RBT30 website on April 1, 2008.

Click Here To Read: The Need Not To Believe: Freud’s Godlessness Reconsidered by Arnold Richards. (more…)

‘No Vacancies’ for Blacks: How Donald Trump Got His Start, and Was First Accused of Bias

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: ‘No Vacancies’ for Blacks: How Donald Trump Got His Start, and Was First Accused of Bias By JonathanMahler and Steve Eder in The New York Times on August 27, 2016.

Fred C. Trump with his son Donald visiting a tenant in one of their apartment buildings in Brooklyn in January 1973. BARTON SILVERMAN / THE NEW YORK TIMES

Click Here to Read: A Graphic Novel Chronicles Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Years by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on August 23, 2016.

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Kerry J. Sulkowicz, MD: A Fascinating Career

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

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Click Here To Read:  Kerry J. Sulkowicz, MD: A Fascinating Career By Howard L. Forman, MD in nthe Psychiatric Times on June 12, 2012.

A Rite of August Shrinks Away for Some New Yorkers Big City

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: A Rite of August Shrinks Away for Some New Yorkers Big City By Giania Bellafante in The New York Times on August 26, 2016.

In Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall,” Diane Keaton in the title role and Mr. Allen as Alvy Singer with their nalysts.

Credit: United Artists/Photofest

Protect Syria’s doctors: an open letter to world leaders

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Protect Syria’s doctors: an open letter to world leaders on the Lancet website August 26, 2016.

Syrian doctor holding a sign reading “Let me treat my patients” (Image supplied by Physicians for Human Rights)

Anne Frank Today Is a Syrian Girl

Friday, August 26th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Anne Frank Today Is a Syrian Girl by Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times on August 25, 2016.

Anne Frank, left. At right, Rouwaida Hanoun, a Syrian 5-year-old who was wounded during an airstrike on Aleppo last week.
LEFT, ANNE FRANK FONDS — BASEL, VIA GETTY IMAGES

Beyond Trump: Where will the Republican Party go after 2016?

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Beyond Trump: Where will the Republican Party go after 2016? by Leigh Ann Caldwell & Bennjy Sarlin with Photographs Mark Peterson and Videos by Matt Rivera on the NBC News.com website on August 25, 2016.

A Graphic Novel Chronicles Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Years

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: A Graphic Novel Chronicles Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Years by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on August 23, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Woody Guthrie’s lyrics about Donald Trump’s ‘racist’ father discovered by Will Kaufman ZAPIT website on Jannuary 22, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Donald Trump and Hugo Chavez: Demagogues who come to Destroy by Daniel Benveniste, Ph.D. on August 16, 2016.

The Right’s Favorite Anti-LGBT Doctor Strikes Again

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  The Right’s Favorite Anti-LGBT Doctor Strikes Again: Dr. Paul McHugh has a long history of anti-science, anti-LGBT stances. That doesn’t stop conservative media from lauding his work by Samantha Allen on the Daily Beast Website on August 23, 2016,

Can the Lutheran Church in America Shun Its Antisemitic Roots?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Can the Lutheran Church in America Shun Its Antisemitic Roots? by Ron Jontof-Hutter on the Algemeiner website on August 21, 2016.

Martin Luther (Lucas Cranach the Elder). Photo: Wikipedia

Freudian psychoanalysis is so popular in Argentina, even prisoners go once a week

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Freudian psychoanalysis is so popular in Argentina, even prisoners go once a week by Olivia Goldhill on the Quartz Daily Website on August 20, 2016.

Freudian psychoanalysis provides the framework for therapy in an Argentinean prison. (Wikimedia Commons)

A Suicidologist’s New Challenge: The George Washington Bridge

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: A Suicidologist’s New Challenge: The George Washington Bridge By Gabrielel Glaser in The New York Times on August 19, 2016.

Dr. Madelyn Gould in her office near the George Washington BridgeCreditAlex Wroblewski/The New York Times

Gender Diagnoses and ICD-11

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Gender Diagnoses and ICD-11 by Jack Drescher, M.D. in Psychiatric Times August 15, 2016.

How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet by Joel Stein on The Times website on August 18, 2016.

60 Years Ago, Edward R. Murrow Took Down Joseph McCarthy

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

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Click Here to Read and View: 60 Years Ago, Edward R. Murrow Took Down Joseph McCarthy by Jack Mirkinson in the Huffington Post on March 10, 2014,

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

Friday, August 19th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think by Johann Hart on the Huffinton Post website on January 20, 2015.