What is depression? Many of us say "I'm feeling depressed" when we feel sad or miserable. But usually, these feelings pass after a while. But clinical depression is when these feelings are disabling a...
According to all medical encyclopedias and psychiatric reference books, schizophrenia is any of a group of psychotic disorders usually characterized by withdrawal from reality, illogical patterns of t...
A multi-vehicle trauma! This is what it is all about, I thought, as I followed my senior resident to the stairs. While my age placed my training against a St. Elsewhere's backdrop, my excitement was ...
My big brother, Tom, has challenges beyond my understanding. He struggles with schizoaffective disorder. Although I've never looked up his "diagnosis" in the official record of mental illnesses, the D...
Some People are Just EvilWhat an amazing book. This novel is bound to intrigue psychotherapists, or anyone who has been in therapy.Entertaining, thought-provoking, shocking, enlightening, puzzling, th...
In our society we expect preachers and moralists to speak against immorality and licentiousness. Up to now psychiatrists and psychologists have had plenty of the products of media influence to stu...
Newscasters have been furnishing the list of the latest sexually driven crimes with every new report but now psychiatry has begun to admit that the inundation of sexual material in the media is hur...
Personality disorders are not only all-pervasive, but also diffuse and shape-shifting. It is taxing and emotionally harrowing to watch how a loved one is consumed by these pernicious and largely incur...
Notes of first therapy session with Ani Korban, male, 46, diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder (AsPD), or Psychopathy and SociopathyAni was referred to therapy by the court, as part of a reh...
Notes of first therapy session with Dale G., male, 46, diagnosed with Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD)Dale's first enquiry is whether I am in any way associated either with the government or with h...