Most of my patients through a combination of medication and psychotherapy achieve remarkable benefits, however when the patient starts to feel significantly better, they often unconsciously revert to self-sabotaging behaviors, like “forgetting” their medication schedule. People have an attachment to
In all my years of psychiatric practice I have never seen such a deteriorated state of being in my patients. What meaning can we find in life when we live in a world dominated by fear, anxiety and human misery?
Every psychotherapist or psychiatrist practices differently. The basis of my practice is to look at the foundation of the patient who is before me. Without healthy human development at every stage, the progression of development is impaired. Discovering the root
The vast majority of us feel ourselves holding on by a thread to a reality that was supposed to be fulfilling and happy but instead feels hellish under the pressure to maintain basic survival. Our psyche has little choice but
When family patterns go unresolved they persist from generation to generation. Our emotional development is based on the health or lack of in the environment in which we were raised. These patterns can manifest as mirrored images or we may
Hamilton and Tufts turned me down. Hopkins said I would be accepted in liberal arts, but not in pre-med. Then horror of horrors, John’s Hopkins wait-listed me. It was beginning to look like I might end up at my safety
The nature of our society is not very conducive to a healthy emotional life. To be “emotional” is seen as a negative. “Emotional” people are generally characterized as weak or needy. People who over-identify with their emotions may lack personal
In my last article I discussed how the way we were parented as children affects our parenting of our own children. I mentioned how as a parent, one might feel as if they are on autopilot. This feeling of being
Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on the planet. Once the reality sets in that you are responsible for a human life, your whole world changes. You gaze into the eyes of your newborn and promise her the world.
When asked what is the goal of psychoanalysis, an older and more sanguine Freud replied psychoanalysis aims at turning extraordinary psychological misery into ordinary human suffering. Psychoanalysis accomplishes this by sifting through the patientʼs unconscious oedipal complex to uncover the ages four to