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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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There were two interesting editorials in the September 2015 issue of JAMA Psychiatry, a journal that used to be called the Archives of General Psychiatry and which is published by the... Read Full Post
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In prior posts, I have discussed what I call the principle of opposite behaviors as it applies to repetitive behavior in personality disorders as well as in recurring dysfunctional family behavior.... Read Full Post
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I thought I'd take a short break from the main themes of this blog to focus on another subject on which I have been working (getting together an edited volume by multiple contributors): How... Read Full Post

 
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