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A Modern Curse: Depression and Anxiety

Depressive symptoms are common in over 30% of women and 20% of men. Anxiety is seen in over 20% of men and women. Heritability for depression is around 40%, meaning that it often travels in families. Of those with depression, … Continue reading

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Another Hangover in Church

Hangovers are painful. A hangover in church is even worse. Why do we put ourselves through such things? One of the reasons the temporary relief of being drunk gets to be so precious is that getting drunk knocks one’s conscience … Continue reading

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A Spectrum of Homelessness in the US

Brief Summary: Homelessness in the US comes from many causes. Each cause of homelessness — whether bad luck, drug addiction, mental illness, or the phenomenon of the criminal transient who chooses to be homeless and prey on weaker homeless — … Continue reading

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Part of “the Deceit of Growing Up”

There is no way to get from infancy to adulthood without suffering through a million tiny lies and self-deceptions. The neuropsychology of growing up provides insufficient cognitive resolution at the time it happens, to allow our developing bodies/brains and puny … Continue reading

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Psychedelic Drugs for PTSD, Depression, Addiction

First Medical Marijuana, Next Medical Psychedelics? Western societies are marching toward a world where the use of psychedelic drugs in medicine will be commonplace. Some of the applications for these drugs are discussed below: In March, the U.S. Food and … Continue reading

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“Artificial Intelligence” in Psychiatry

We have come a long way since Joseph Weizenbaum’s 1966 program ELIZA began psychoanalysing students and staff of MIT. ELIZA was a “knee-jerk” therapist, which asked repetitive questions based almost entirely on the students’ comments to it. Follow the link … Continue reading

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You Must Learn to Face the Pain and Suffer

This article was previously published on the Dangerous Child blog You must, where necessary, learn to face pain and to suffer, in order to destroy and assimilate the pathological material contained in the symptom. (p. 166) __ Perls, Hefferline, Goodman … Continue reading

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Is “Image” Really Everything?

Note: In an age when most of mainstream international media is united in prosecuting an “image war” against an unconventional but accomplished US president — using unnamed sources, innuendo, and all the weapons of propaganda — we must remember the … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Feels Entitled to Be President; Why?

Guest Article: What Distinguishes “The Entitled Personality” from Normal People? Entitlement is a personality trait driven by exaggerated feelings of deservingness and superiority. According to new research by Case Western Reserve University, entitlement may lead to chronic disappointment, unmet expectations … Continue reading

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Why Many People Seem so Angry and Miserable

Unhappy Habits of Many People Seeing Themselves as Victims: Unhappy persons see their lives as out of their own control. Being helpless victims absolves them from all responsibility for their lives. Chronic Pessimism: A pessimistic outlook usually becomes self-fulfilling. It … Continue reading

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