There are more than two dozen FDA-approved antidepressants out there. How can you determine which one is the best for you? This is the question posed by Steve Blatt MD in an article in Psychiatric Times, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr Blatt’s short answer: We have no idea. Finding the right antidepressant is... Read more
This is a quick post about wonder. Let’s start when we were kids. Remember looking up at the stars at night? That’s the type of wonder we’re talking about. The wonder of a child, boundless, limitless, as deep and wide as space itself.
When was the last time you experienced that? For that matter, when was the last time you... Read more
A few weeks ago, I asked you to consider five hypothetical situations regarding relationships. Let’s review the first two.
Your loved one tells you the situation is hopeless. Life sucks. She is about to lose her job and become homeless and she doesn’t want to be a burden on you anymore.
How do you... Read more
Yesterday, I had one of those peak experiences, you know, an Abraham Maslow special - transcendent, ecstatic, a sense of harmony with everything in the universe - and no, it wasn't mania.
This involved bringing my didgeridoo to a drum circle. You may recall, something similar happened to me about two months ago. (Check it out here.) Said... Read more
This piece has to do with critical thinking. Think of critical thinking as our built-in bullsh*t meter. Without it, we are prisoners of our own prejudices and emotions and are at the mercy of those who pander to them.
Consider these fairly recent headlines:
The Drugging of the American Boy (This appeared as a feature article... Read more