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Archive for 2011

A Dangerous Method

Posted on December 27th, 2011 by Dr. Blumenfield

A new movie titled A Dangerous Method is reviewed. It is about Carl Gustav Jung played by Michael Fassbender. It also includes Sigmund Freud played by Viggo Mortensen and Sabina Spielrein , one of Jung’s patients, played by Keira Knightley.

How We Survived- 52 Holocaust Child Survivors

Posted on November 24th, 2011 by Dr. Blumenfield

This is a book of 52 personal stories by child survivors of the Holocaust

Telepsychiatry Today and Tomorrow

Posted on November 2nd, 2011 by Dr. Blumenfield

Three examples are discussed where he author has become involved in the delivery of psychiatric treatment via telepsychiatry (video conferencing). The first is in a county rural mental health clinic in California. The second is in conjunction with the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA) where mental health professionals in China who are in a training program provided by American teachers via SKYPE ( video conferencing) desire to have their own personal one to one psychotherapy by this technique. The third is psychotherapy in the United States for private patients who for a variety of reasons find it more convenient and feasible to have their therapy via telepsychiatry.

My Experience During 9/11

Posted on October 20th, 2011 by Dr. Blumenfield

At the time of the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 I reflected on my experiences at that time. The phenomena of “missing persons” posters which appeared throughout Manhattan shortly after the tragic events is discussed as well as some other observations about this fateful event.

The Connection Between Depression and Stroke

Posted on October 6th, 2011 by Dr. Blumenfield

A recent article published in JAMA has concluded that depression is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke morbidity and mortality.
This important topic is further discussed.