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Delivering on Labor Day

(5) Comments | Posted September 1, 2013 | 6:14 PM

As we pay tribute to the American worker on the 119th celebration of Labor Day, how can we show we are truly grateful?

American workers have built the greatest democracy the world has ever known -- bringing health, prosperity, and freedom to our communities.

They have also built...

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Crisis in the Situation Room

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2011 | 4:32 PM

Are we safe yet?

With the thrill at the ballsy taking out of bin Laden last week, the sobering questions about what awaits us have returned. Will new leaders emerge from the franchise cells? Is this the beginning of the end for al Qaeda? Some say we are at great...

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National Insecurity and the Dress Code

(4) Comments | Posted August 3, 2010 | 11:39 AM

As a psychiatrist I am keenly aware that personal insecurities may drive us to do things we don't like, and may not even make sense, in order to "fit in". Sometimes we are barely aware of the concessions we are making. But rising discomfort at the costs can bring a...

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Psychic Pains and Spilled Oil

(10) Comments | Posted June 24, 2010 | 1:26 PM

If it wasn't heartbreaking enough that the oil spill is fouling our nation's waters and coasts, there is yet another toll -- the suffering from afar as the oil spill fouls our nation's psyche. Never before, and I have been a psychiatrist for more than 20 years, have I seen...

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Moms United

(4) Comments | Posted May 6, 2010 | 4:13 PM

One night about 25 years ago I woke at 4 o'clock in the morning and in a tormented voice asked myself "Where are my babies?" I suspect the question was as much biologic as psychological and I had just broken up with a boyfriend. I had a great life --...

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Our Moral Obligation

(62) Comments | Posted April 16, 2009 | 11:51 AM

I am a doctor. A psychiatrist. Over the years I have heard many troubling stories about the human condition. I have worked with individuals who were "on the ledge" emotionally. I have worked with people who fantasize about killing people, and some who have. I have listened to people recount...

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