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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
In Robert Whitaker’s article from last December, “INTAR 2016: A Global Call for a New Paradigm” he wrote that by the end of the conference, this gathering of representatives from the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and the International Disability Alliance had “embraced a common thought: a new global health narrative was needed, one […]
Once upon a time, a long time ago, Nancy and I were on vacation in Exmoor, outside of Devon. We were following the road wherever it led, and found ourselves on a winding one lane road, tall grass towering over the car. We spotted a white building glistening in the late morning sun, high […]
A response to an article in Psychology Today attacking my recent blog, “France is Great, But their Kids Have ADHD Too. In reply to a bizarre attack on Psychiatry and parents” by David Rattew M.D. I have a similar problem, where to start? Dr. Rettew defends his positions by cleverly constructing straw horses, that in […]
The time has come that the fictitious ADHD qualifies for my ‘Enough is Enough’ series. And it’s time to stop addressing pharmaceutical psychiatry on its own terms: fraudulent and corrupt science, spurious evidence-based psychiatry; and imaginary psychiatric ‘diseases’. I’m done with this. Let’s get real. (See – “Bad Science Creates false and Dangerous Beliefs”). Marilyn […]
Sometimes I get tired and frustrated writing these blogs about the wonderful world of psychiatry out here in the world. I do it because it has become urgent to do so. I much prefer to sit in my office with my patients doing the real work. It is such an honor to delve into the […]
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. […]
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, […]