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Will You Have Enough Medication at the Time of a Disaster

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 by Dr. Blumenfield

Will you have Enough Medication at the Time of a Disaster? As we see people across the world struggle with unexpected disasters, we might wonder how prepared are we if one should strike where we live? There is a certain amount of preparation that we can do. We can try to live in a safe […]

Narcissism

Posted on July 16th, 2017 by Dr. Blumenfield

Narcissism The legend is that Narcissus was a handsome Greek youth who rejected the desperate advances of the nymph Echo. As a punishment, he was doomed to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. Unable to consummate his love Narcissus was said to stare at his image in the pool […]

What Might Prevent Psychiatrists From Speaking in Public About Their Opinion of the Mental State of a Public Figure? The so called Goldwater Rule

Posted on July 7th, 2017 by Dr. Blumenfield

What Might Prevent Psychiatrists From Speaking in Public About Their Opinion of the Mental State of a Public Figure? The so called Goldwater Rule In the United States the first amendment protects our right to free speech. Although I am not an attorney, I do believe that while you can’t be put in jail for […]

What Should A Therapist Do in this Situation ?

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by Dr. Blumenfield

What should a therapist do under the following circumstances? A 40 year old patient male) comes for initial consultation because he is unhappy with his life situation in regard to relationships and his career. There is no evidence of psychosis, severe depression or suicidal ideation. The patient has mild obsessive symptoms and there are various […]

My Memories of “9/11” on the 15th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

Posted on September 6th, 2016 by Dr. Blumenfield

My Memories of “9/11” on the 15th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 Introduction If you have any memories of 15 years ago you certainly remember where you were, what you did and how you felt when terrorists took over two large airline planes filled with passengers and  crashed them into the World Trade Center in […]