I do not understand why the principle of forgiveness is held in such high esteem. Alexander Pope wrote, “To err is human, to forgive, divine.” Gerald Jampolsky wrote, “Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.” And finally, […]
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Mr. Jones, at night, was fishing for something down a sewer drain under a street light. A passerby asked him, “Did you drop your keys down this storm drain?” “No, I didn’t drop them here. I dropped them down the street, but this is where the light is.” Part I When we consider the […]
“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 […]
Anxiety is an awful reality. You feel a horrible, paralyzing fear in the core of your chest or stomach, spreading to your arms and legs. The uneasiness gnaws away at you, or spreads into an overwhelming panic. It is paralyzing, and relief can’t come soon enough — only it doesn’t. There are anticipatory worries, debilitating […]
Eric Maisel’s interview with me will be published on February 19, 2016 On the Psychotherapy of Character Hit this link robert-berezin-the-psychotherapy-character and go to the interview on that date.
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 […]
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 […]
Let us put the final nail in the coffin of the neurotransmitter myth of big Pharma and the APA. The idea that psychiatric issues come from some quantitative soup of neurotransmitters in the synapses of the brain is completely wrong. My daughter Lily was at a party at a friend’s house. The friend had two black […]
I came up with a tie for my Enough is Enough series, so I will address two articles. “Researchers identify key biological markers for psychotic disorders”, by James Halaway, December 8, 2015 in the Medical Press. The essence of the article is contained in the first paragraph, “A team of researchers led by faculty at […]
In keeping with the knowledge that all psychiatric conditions are the expression of our plays of consciousness, and not medical diseases, I will give a example as to how the original plays get written. [See – “There is a new Paradigm for Psychiatry – It is the Play of Consciousness”, not molecular brain diseases.”] At […]