Archive for the 'Letters To Editors' Category

Letter to the Editor of The New York Times by Henry J. Friedman

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

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To the Editor:

In “Listening to Prozac,” Peter Kramer oversold the salutary effects of the new category of antidepressants, but this in no way should obscure his calling attention to its significance in the treatment of moderate to severe depression in adults. As a clinician trained in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, I value the use of psychotherapy in the treatment of many depressed patients. However, as any experienced therapist will confirm, (more…)

Psychoanalysis As Poetry

Sunday, June 12th, 2016


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Below is a letter to the editor of the New York Times on June 11, 2016 by Henry J. Friedman about Adam Phillips’s article Unforbidden Pleasures in the New York Times on May 22, 2016.

To the Editor:

If, as Mark O’Connell claims in reviewing Adam Phillips’s “Unforbidden Pleasures” (May 22), Phillips is “the most widely read of living psychoanalysts,” psychoanalysis will gain little credibility in the public eye if people’s reading is restricted to Phillips’s entertaining and glib essays.

O’Connell acknowledges that Phillips “has always been a somewhat equivocal advocate for his profession,” but his review fails to be adequately critical of the way Phillips “plays” not only with the reader but with psychoanalysis. (more…)

An Increase in the Suicide Rate

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: An Increase in the Suicide Rate: Letters to the Editor in The New York Times on April 26, 2016.

Invest in Mental Health

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Invest in Mental Health Letters to the Editor in The New York Times on April 22, 2016.

Response to Wilenbring Article on Addiction by Lance Dodes

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Response to Wilenbring Article on Addiction by Lance Dodes

(Lance Dodes’s photo by  Zachary Dodes from the NPR website)

Guns and Mental Illness

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Guns and Mental Illness Letter to the Editor of the New YorK Times by Barry S. Anton and Susan H. McDaniel on December 28, 2015.

Taking a Different Tack on Mental Illness

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Taking a Different Tack on Mental Illness: Letters to the Editor in The New York Times on November 27, 2015.

Robin Williams’s Gift

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

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Click Here To Read: Robin Williams’s Gift, Letter to the Editor of the New York Times by Ronnie Stangler on November 10. 2015.

Talking Cure: A Psychiatrist Tries to Heal Mets Fans

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Talking Cure: A Psychiatrist Tries to Heal Mets Fans Letter to the Editor of the New York Times by Jeffrey B. Freedman on November 2, 2015.

Treating Severe Mental Illness: The U.S. Lags Behind

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Click Here to Read:afrances Treating Severe Mental Illness: The U.S. Lags Behind Letter to the Editors of The New York Times by Allen Frances on October 20, 2015.

Talk Therapy Works

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Click Here to Read:  Talk Therapy:TalkTherapyWorks Works Letters to the Editor of the New York Times on October 14, 2015.

A Pause to Bind Up the Wound in Our Heart

Friday, September 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  A Pause to Bind Up the Wound in Our Heart by Jack Drescher in The New York Times on September 11, 2002.

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Violence and Mental Illness

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Violence and Mental Illness, Letters to the Editor of The New York Times on September 8, 2015.

How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: How Reliable Are Psychology Studies? Letters to the Editors of the New York Times on September 8, 2015.

Shackling of Children

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Shackling of Children Letters to the Editor of The New York Times on August. 7, 2015.

Drugs, Talk Therapy and the Brain, Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Drugs, Talk Therapy and the Brain, Letters to the Editor of the New York Times on July 22, 2015.

The Patient and the Therapist: A Disconnect

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Patient and the Therapist: A Disconnect Letters to the Editor in the New York Times on June 18, 2015,

The Difficulties of Easing a Loved One’s Death

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Difficulties of Easing a Loved One’s Death: Letters to the Editors of The New York Times on June 17, 2015.

Protecting Children From Sex Abuse

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Protecting Children From Sex Abuse in Letters to the Editor of The New York Times on June 4, 2015.

Blame Genes for Extramarital Affairs?

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Blame Genes for Extramarital Affairs? Letters to the Editor in The New York Times on May 28, 2015

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