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40th Anniversary of “Homosexuality” Being Removed from DSM

Posted on December 15th, 2013 by Dr. Blumenfield

December 15th 2013 is the 40th anniversary of the historic event of “homosexuality” being removed from DSM ( Diagnostic Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatry Association ) In 2007 I interviewed Dr. Alfred M. Freedman who had been President of the American Psychiatric Association in 1973 when this event occurred. He described the details of […]

FIve Days At Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink A BOOK REVIEW

Posted on October 11th, 2013 by Dr. Blumenfield

5 Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink – This is a great book for anyone who works in a hospital especially doctors and nurses who realize they could be on call when a disaster might strike. Also include yourself in this group if you are a  hospital […]

Ido in Autismland : Book Review

Posted on May 28th, 2013 by Dr. Blumenfield

  Ido in Autismland by Ido Kedar Although I am not an expert in this area, I believe that this will be a landmark book for families, educators and any professionals who work with young people with autism. It is a book of short essays written by a 15 year old about his experience with […]

Abe Halpern, M.D. (1925-2013)

Posted on May 11th, 2013 by Dr. Blumenfield

  My friend and colleague Abe Halpern passed away on April 20, 2013. Abe was a remarkable and unforgettable person. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and and great grandfather.  He also was a skilled forensic psychiatrist and an activist for many the causes in which he deeply cared about. Abe and […]

Suicide: Main Theme of Meeting in San Francisco May16-18 2013

Posted on May 7th, 2013 by Dr. Blumenfield

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of all death in the United States. It is one of most important issues which mental health professionals are concerned about in their clinical work. The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry of which I have the honor of currently being President, has designated the title of its […]