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This is the third in an occasional series of posts showing how several of the issues I discuss in this blog show up in letters to newspaper advice columnists. In order to assure themselves a wide... Read Full Post
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In my Psychology Today blogpost about research in psychotherapy outcomes, and in my last book, I complained about the inflated claims of researchers in psychotherapy - particularly those made by... Read Full Post
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Karlen Lyons-Ruth, Ph.D.When it comes to the study of personality disorders as described in medical journals, it seems like most of what's been published lately in the field looks at which... Read Full Post
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"Letters, we get lettersWe get lots and lots of letters"I had an interesting exchange with a reader who asked me some questions about my ideas about the family dynamics of people with borderline... Read Full Post
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As I did on my posts of November 30, 2011,  October 2, 2012, September 17, 2013, June 3, 2014, and February 24, 2015, it’s time once again to look over the highlights of... Read Full Post
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In the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, The Emperor's New Clothes,  two con men promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that, they said, was invisible to those who were foolish or stupid.... Read Full Post
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Lately there have been a slew of articles about "depression" that seem to go out of their way to avoid discussing any specific psychiatric diagnosis listed in the DSM - instead strongly implying that... Read Full Post
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Children give their parents what the parents seem to needMell Lazarus, the cartoonist who created Miss Peach, writes a very creative comic called Momma. I wish it were in a lot more newspapers. He... Read Full Post
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In my post of November 4, 2014, I discussed something called the fundamental attribution error. As described by Richard Nisbett and Lee Ross, this is defined as “the assumption that behavior is... Read Full Post
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In the free psychiatric "journal" Psychiatric Annals (Psychiatric Anals?) of August 15, 2015 - no doubt financed by PhARMA - one article correctly points out that studies on medications used for... Read Full Post

 
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