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“The drug companies learned a while back that the best way to sell drugs was to sell diagnoses… selling the diagnosis is a way of opening up the new market. New diagnoses are as dangerous as new... Read Full Post
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“The drug companies learned a while back that the best way to sell drugs was to sell diagnoses… selling the diagnosis is a way of opening up the new market. New diagnoses are as dangerous as new... Read Full Post
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 In my blog post of June 2, 2010, Step Up to the Plate, I encouraged members of families plagued by repetitive troublesome interactions, as well as histories of domestic abuse and child abuse, to... Read Full Post
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Before reading this post, particularly if you are going to try this at home with a real adult family member with borderline personality disorder (BPD) (which is not recommended without the help of a... Read Full Post
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When we see Iranian Shiite Moslems parading down the street during the day of Ashura, cutting their own foreheads and literally whipping themselves into a frenzy during a religious ceremony, we often... Read Full Post
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I have already written several posts about the inappropriate "diagnosing" of bipolar disorder in children and the even more inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications in children.  My main... Read Full Post
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 Existential philosophers express a great deal of angst about four different concerns: The knowledge we have that we will all die eventually The freedom to be the author of your own life (as... Read Full Post
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  Panic disorder (PD) can be a severe, highly disabling and debilitating psychiatric condition.  Thankfully, it is usually easily treatable with a combination of medication and a... Read Full Post
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In Part I of this post, I discussed why family members hate to discuss their chronic repetitive ongoing interpersonal difficulties with each other (metacommunication), and what usually happens when... Read Full Post
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From the July 2 Boston Globe (http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/articles/2011/07/02/three_harvard_psychiatrists_are_sanctioned_over_consulting_fees/): "Concluding a three-year investigation,... Read Full Post

 
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