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PTSD Awareness day

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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Harold Kudler, MD, Chair of APsaA’s Service Members and Veterans Initiative, gives an articulate account of PTSD and the analyst’s role in its treatment for Time magazine.

From Prudy Gourguechon , MD who first organized this Committee. A must-read. And must-distribute.

N. Szajnberg, MD, Managing Editor

Today is PTSD Awareness day. Harold Kudler, Chair of APsaA’s Service
Members and Veterans Initiative, was invited to write a blog post on PTSD
for Time Magazine based on a talk he gave at the American Psychiatric
Association in May.  Please follow this link to Harold’s post.

Click Here to Read This Article 

 

 

Alan Frances on unclear writing in DSM V as source for errors

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

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“If it ain’t ‘writ’ good, ya cain’t understand”: Alan Frances on poor writing in DSM-V
N. Szajnberg, MD Managing Editor

Frances, the shepherd of DSM-IV has pointed out two major errors in any DSM: 1. bad conceptual choices; 2. bad writing. We’ve already linked to his previous article on poor conceptual posts. Click Here for The Previous Article:. Here, he outlines how imprecise language in the current DSM-V makes diagnosis murkier.   Listen to his examples: Click Here To Read This Article

Are Our Children Overpraised?

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Are Our Children Overpraised? by Kenneth Barish on the Huffington Post website  on June 24, 2013.

‘Ex-gay’ group says it’s shutting down; leader apologizes for ‘pain and hurt’

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  ‘Ex-gay’ group says it’s shutting down; leader apologizes for ‘pain and hurt’ By Erin McClam and Miranda Leitsinger on the  NBC News website on  June 20, 2013.

Politics: Rising Seas: A City-by-City Forecast

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Politics: Rising Seas: A City-by-City Forecast  By Rolling Stone on June 20, 2013.

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The Misnomer of ‘Motherless’ Parenting

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Misnomer of ‘Motherless’ Parenting by Franck Ligtvoet in The New York  Times on June 22, 2013.

My Kids Are Obsessed With Technology, and It’s All My Fault

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  My Kids Are Obsessed With Technology, and It’s All My Fault by Steve Almond in The New York Times on June 21, 2013.

Profiting From Pain

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Profiting From Pain By Barry Meier in The New York Times on June 22, 2013.

Culinary Mindfulness And The Complexity Of Change

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Culinary Mindfulness And The Complexity Of Change: How To Get Started by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on June 20, 2013 .

The Star Royal Summer Palace in Prague

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: The Star Royal Summer Palace in Prague (Letohradek Hvezda) on the Universetopia website.

The Star (Hvezda) Royal Summer Palace in Prague belongs to those rare buildings the primary purpose of” which was not purely utilitarian, as its location, layout and the surviving interior decorations reveal.

Intra-Family Bullying Bad for Kids’ Mental Health

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Intra-Family Bullying Bad for Kids’ Mental Health on the Psychiatric News website on June 21, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Effects of Bullying Don’t End When School Does  by Joan Arehart-Treichel in Psychiatry News on April 05, 2013.   DOI: 10.1176/appi.pn.2013.4a13

Where Will Psychoanalysis Survive?

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

WherewilPsychoanalysisSurviveClick Here to Read:  Where Will Psychoanalysis  Survive?  What Remains of Freudianism When Its Scientific Center Crumbles by Alan A. Stone on the Harvard Magazine website in the July/August 2013 Issue.

Click Here to Read:  Letters to the Editor about the above article.

 

Italian Praised for Saving Jews Is Now Seen as Nazi Collaborator

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   Italian Praised for Saving Jews Is Now Seen as Nazi Collaborator By Patricia Cohen in The New York Times on June 19, 2013.

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Tony Soprano, psychoanalysis and the Jews

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Tony Soprano, psychoanalysis and the Jews By Ami Eden on the JTA website on June 19, 2013.

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Women in Nepal Suffer Monthly Ostracization

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Women in Nepal Suffer Monthly Ostracization By Allyn Gaestel in The New York Times on June 14, 2013.

Getting Started With Czech-Jewish Genealogy

Monday, June 17th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Getting Started With Czech-Jewish Genealogy by E. Randol Schoenberg and Julius Mueller on the Austria-Czech Special Interest Group website.

The Problem With Psychiatry, the ‘DSM,’ and the Way We Study Mental Illness

Monday, June 17th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Problem With Psychiatry, the ‘DSM,’ and the Way We Study Mental Illness  By Ethan Watters  on the Pacific Standard website on June 3, 2013 .

In the 1880s, women by the tens of thousands displayed the distinctive signs of hysteria: convulsive fits, facial tics, spinal irritation, sensitivity to touch, leg paralysis. (ILLUSTRATION: MICHELLE THOMPSON)

 

Heading Into the ‘I’ of the Knaidel Controversy Over Yiddish Spelling Bee Word Misses the Point

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Heading Into the ‘I’ of the Knaidel Controversy Over Yiddish Spelling Bee Word Misses the Point  By Philologos on The Jewish Daily Forward website on June 16, 2013.

Spelling Trouble: 13-year-old Arvind Mahankali won this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee and uncorked a linguistic debate.

Click Here to Read:  Knaidel/Kneydl and other posts on this issue on this website.

 

What is Psychoanalysis

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  What is Psychoanalysis on the Columbia Psychiatry Website.

Hackers vs. suits: Why nerds become leakers

Friday, June 14th, 2013

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Click Here To Read:  Hackers vs. suits: Why nerds become leakers By Timothy B. Lee in The Washington Post on  June 11, 2013.