Category Archives: Psychiatry

Changing Psychiatry’s Mind

Dr. Gavin Francis writes in the New York Review of Books: David Rosenhan’s “On Being Sane in Insane Places,” published in Science in 1973. Eight researchers, including Rosenhan, presented themselves at twelve psychiatric institutions, complaining that they were hearing indistinct … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be a Christian? (4-6-21)

00:00 What does it mean to be Christian or Jewish? https://twitter.com/lukeford/status/1379499997310328834 03:00 Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy, https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/exclusive-lee-atwaters-infamous-1981-interview-southern-strategy/ 10:00 Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=138249 21:00 Why Mental Health Treatment Often Fails, https://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/2021/04/why-mental-health-treatment-often-fails.html 22:00 Science Plays the … Continue reading

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‘Many psychiatric conditions fall on the extreme end of a continuum of thoughts and behaviors that, in moderation, are typically adaptive’

Report: …obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). It not only involves a desire for cleanliness, but also a preoccupation with details, orderliness, cognitive rigidity, and miserliness – an inability to discard objects and a reluctance to spend money (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). … Continue reading

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What’s The Difference Between Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic and Psychotherapy?

Link: “Psychotherapy attempts to restore a persons relationship to the social norms and regulations, while psychoanalysis works to restore a person’s relationship to their sexuality. Psychotherapy works to strengthen the ego, while psychoanalysis works to strengthen the subject’s relationship to … Continue reading

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A History of Psychiatry: From the Era of the Asylum to the Age of Prozac

Edward Shorter writes in this 1998 book: * For historians of psychiatry who wrote 30 or 40 years ago—the last time anyone attempted an overview of the discipline—the story seemed relatively straightforward. First there were those wicked biological psychiatrists in … Continue reading

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