Entries by Robert Berezin

Psychiatry is Edging Dangerously Close to Eugenics.

Eugenics was a powerful movement in England, the United States and Nazi Germany from the late nineteenth century until 1945. The basic belief was that bad degenerate genes were the cause of problems in society, and the solution was to cleanse the gene pool. Eugenics receded from the world stage after Germany lost World War II. […]

Contemporary Psychiatric Diagnosis is a Fraud. The destructive and damaging fiction of biological ‘diseases’.

“Life is pain, Princess. Anyone who tells you different is selling you something.” – Dread Pirate Roberts, in “The Princess Bride” Everywhere you turn, you see “OCD, ASD, MDD, ADD, ADHD, BPD, GAD, PD, SAD, PTSD, NPD,” etc. The problem is not limited to this acronym soup, but the pseudo diagnoses they represent. Patients today […]

Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Psychosis – Countering the danger of antidepressants

I have a complicated response to the article Panel Calls for Depression Screenings During and After Pregnancy, by Pam Belluck, January 26th, 2016 New York Times. On the face of it this sounds like a great idea – a public health measure to prevent or deal with problematic postpartum responses – baby blues, postpartum depression, postpartum […]

An interview on the “Psychotherapy of Character”

 Eric Maisel has created “The Future of Mental Health Interview Series”. He is publishing a hundred interviews with mental health innovators and alternative helpers. This blog post introduces a hundred-day series of interviews with folks from around the world committed to non-traditional ways of helping individuals suffering from emotional and mental distress. He writes, “We need […]