Entries by Robert Berezin

Postscript to the ‘Dylan Farrow Blog, Victim of Incestuous Pedophilia’, from four years ago.

 Today I read a follow-up article by Nicholas Kristoff in NY Times, February 4, 2018. ‘Woody Allen Meets #MeToo’ about the incestuous molestation of Dylan Farrow. I wrote a blog four years ago about his original article written in 2014. In the light of the cultural changes that have happened recently, it is timely once again. Because […]

Dickens’ “Christmas Carole”, A Psychiatric primer of Character and Redemption

  Forty-three years before Freud arrived on the scene with the Interpretation of Dreams, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol. He taught us all we need to know about character formation, the effects of trauma, and the healing process of mourning. This most illuminating story prefigures the Psychotherapy of Character and is an exemplar of […]

Psychotherapy is THE Biological Treatment

Neuroscience surprisingly teaches us that not only is psychotherapy purely biological, but the only real biological treatment. It addresses the brain in the way it actually develops, matures and operates. It follows the principles of evolutionary adaptation. It is consonant with genetics. And it specifically heals the problematic adaptations of the brain in precisely the […]

A Brave New World – Somatic Psychiatry in the Spotlight

 Somatic psychiatry has taken over psychiatry, and replaced an in-depth understanding of human nature. The fundamental and incorrect premise of somatic psychiatry is that the source of psychiatric problems come from defects in the brain. The false belief is that we are subject to brain diseases, and we need somatic treatments to fix them. This […]

The Salvation of Psychiatry

The Salvation of Psychiatry, “A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.” Albert Einstein   Psychiatry should be grounded in that quest for truth. It has, however, lost its way. The various theories during its psychoanalytic period were genuinely well intended seeking knowledge, truth and beauty. However, many of its theories were […]

Enough is Enough series, #6: LSD Reconsidered. When the past is not remembered, history repeats itself

 Biochemical Psychiatry is now moving in an unfortunate, potentially dangerous, and predictable direction. It is turning to psychedelic drugs. Michael P. Bogenschutz, MD in his article in the Psychiatric Times, April, 2017, “Innovative Strategies for Addressing Substance Use Disorders: The Classic Hallucinogens”. This is how it begins. Dr. Bogenschutz presents himself as simply open to […]