Psychotherapy Category

Bleeders in a world of sharp edges

My grandfather used to compare me to a cartoon character named Nippy, who was always mischievous and often wrong. Today we found out that many in the media who rushed to judgment about the cause of Robin Williams’ depression and suicide being attributable to relapsed substance abuse got it wrong. In a statement released Thursday, his widow Susan said: “Robin’s […]

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Depression is an affliction of the gifted

I certainly did not plan to post this morning, but given the news yesterday about the passing of a great talent, artist, and human being, I thought I would just throw out a few thoughts. It has been my observation that extremely intelligent people comprise a disproportionate percentage of those who suffer from clinical depression. […]

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Till death (all of) us do part

This is what I would consider a ‘think piece’ and it is still a thinking-in-progress, really my mind working out loud, so please indulge me as I spin this.   I have the rare opportunity to be forced out of my comfortable niche and into a foreign environment, little different from the one that Margaret […]

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Thought proof

This past week CNN has been airing a special program about three people who apparently died and were brought back to life.  All three had experiences of an afterlife that they viewed as being heaven.  In all three cases, the physical death was for an extended period of time and they had similar experiences of […]

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Mental case

I read this article about the addition of mental health care to the ACA a couple of days ago and found it encouraging: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/us/politics/rules-to-require-equal-coverage-for-mental-ills.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131108 The piece itself was informative, indicating that the Affordable Care Act mandates treating mental illness on a par with physical illness. It is about time, in my opinion, and we should […]

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