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The mental health professions these days seem to want to blame their patients' repetitive problematic or self-destructive behavior on just about anything except what is, in the large majority of... Read Full Post
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  She never mentions the word addictionIn certain companyYes, she tells you she's an orphanAfter you meet her family~ The Black CrowesIn several recent posts (12/27/13, 5/27/14, 10/28/14) I... Read Full Post
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One of the major reasons I became interested in family systems theory, tribalism, family myths, social psychology, and other manifestations of collectivism was because I was noticed a big problem... Read Full Post
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"Taking responsibility for something and self-blame are horses of two entirely different colors. The former is empowering; the latter is paralyzing." ~ John Rosemond, Ph.D."You cannot see red flags... Read Full Post
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The major theme of this blog is how family systems issues have been denigrated in psychiatry and even psychology in favor of a disease model for everything.  For this reason, you might... Read Full Post
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A while back (11/2/11) I reviewed the book Stats.con by James Penston. That book discussed how the statistics used in randomized clinical trials can be highly deceptive. How Not to be Wrong also... Read Full Post
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In the last few years, the federal government has been pushing doctors to adopt software for recording medical records electronically on computer, and in response several companies climbed all over... Read Full Post
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In my post of December 17, 2013, Older Siblings and Neglectful Parents, I described one interesting pattern of family dysfunction that I have been seeing in my practice. It developed in families in... Read Full Post
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In evaluating the conclusions of the authors from the results of any “empirical” study, two important questions one should ask oneself are: What assumptions are the authors making, and are those... Read Full Post
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A story from the New York Times on  August 27, 2014 caught my eye:“Ex-Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Playing Role in a Disability Fraud Scheme  By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.A former New York... Read Full Post

 
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