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A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey through the Past and Future Mental Illness and Addiction By: Patrick J. Kennedy and Stephen Fried ( Book Review by Dr. Blumenfield)

Posted on December 12th, 2015 by Dr. Blumenfield

A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey through the Past and Future Mental Illness and Addiction¬†¬† By: Patrick J. Kennedy and Stephen Fried This is a story, told in the first person of Patrick J. Kennedy. It is really two stories presented to us simultaneously. It is about Patrick Kennedy, son of Edward Kennedy and nephew […]

Review of Newly Released DVD: Robert Wallerstein: 65 Years at The Heart of Psychoanalysis

Posted on December 4th, 2015 by Dr. Blumenfield

Robert Wallerstein: 65 Years at the Heart of Psychoanalysis – Interviewed and Produced¬† by Shelley Nathans (Available in DVD and streaming from www.psychotherapy.net) If you are a psychoanalyst, a psychoanalytically oriented psychiatrist, mental health professional or a student of psychoanalysis, you will appreciate this interview with Dr. Robert Wallerstein by Dr. Shelley Nathans. It presents […]

Psychiatric Ethical Position on Role of Psychiatrists in the Interrogation and Torture of Prisoners

Posted on July 11th, 2015 by Dr. Blumenfield

The ethical position of the American Psychiatric ( APA) Association and the code of ethics for psychiatrists about torture came to prominence about 10 years ago when I was Speaker of the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association. At this time the Assembly endorsed the position of the Board of Trustees of the APA about […]

Role of Psychiatrist or Other Mental Health Therapist With Patients Who Have Thoughts of Killing Themselves and/or Someone Else.

Posted on April 17th, 2015 by Dr. Blumenfield

As details emerge various news stories of terrorism, and murder/suicide events, there are important questions being raised about how should a mental health therapist approach patients who may have the potential for violence towards themselves or others. I would suggest that the following questions should be considered. What should a psychiatrist or another mental health […]