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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Discussion of Patient Who Heard Neighbor Say He Put Someone to Sleep

Posted on March 29th, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

The following is the second case originally presented in this blog several weeks ago for comments. Included are two invited comments and any further comments from the readers are welcome Case #2 A senior psychoanalyst  is supervising a junior colleague who is treating the  following case. The patient is a single 36 year old dental […]

Discussion of the Patient Who Slapped a Child

Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

During a recent blog , I presented two case histories which I thought might stimulate different points of view on how to react to the situations described . I asked two  colleagues if they would respond . Today I will restate the first case and then I will present their views. I will also print […]