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 The following post comes mostly from chapter 2, Don’t Blame Us,  of my last book, How Dysfunctional Families Spur Mental Disorders:The women’s movement in the United States, combined with... Read Full Post
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The popular parenting advice columnist John Rosemond writes about an epidemic of poor parenting practices that has been accompanied by an epidemic of out-of-control children. For instance, he notes... Read Full Post
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A Dialectic Perspective On Defense Mechanisms.In my post of February 11, 2011 on dysfunctional family roles, I described the roles of the savior and the avenger.  In families in which children... Read Full Post
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A Dialectic Perspective On Defense Mechanisms.In my post of February 11, 2011 on dysfunctional family roles, I described the roles of the savior and the avenger.  In families in which children... Read Full Post
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The United States has always had a peculiar and highly inconsistent attitude towards amphetamines, and it seems to become more and more schizophrenic about them with each passing day. The government... Read Full Post
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Back in 2010, I wrote about all the strange and bizzaro combinations of psychiatric drugs some of my adult patients had been put on by other psychiatrists who had seen them before me. These... Read Full Post
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Dr. Allen will be interviewed by Kathryrn Zox, the "Social Worker with a Microphone," on Voiceamerica, a leading internet talk radio network. The date and time will be Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from... Read Full Post
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In my blog post of May 12, Are Scientists More Objective and Rational than the Rest of Us?, I related the stories of some scientists who somehow were able to “think outside the box,” to use the... Read Full Post
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Today’s guest post is by Ashley Hardway. She discusses her personal experiences being in the dysfunctional family role  of the mediator, the one in the family who always tries to help settle... Read Full Post
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Sometimes an effort to solve a problem just creates different, and at times even more serious problems. Take the electronic medical record (EMR) for example. Please. (Apologies to Henny Youngman).In... Read Full Post

 
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