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Part II. Being Donald Trump: Delusions, Dishonesty And The Empathy Of A Hornet's Nest

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Michael J. Tansey

In order to begin to grasp how DT experiences the world, imagine you are in the same cockpit behind his eyes. The scene is a violent video game down a dark trail of death and destruction in which the goal is survival by destroying others before they destroy you.

'I Am No One,' A Conversation with Patrick Flanery

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.11.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Andrew van der Vlies Patrick Flanery earned a B.F.A. in film at NYU and worked in the film industry before moving to the U.K, where he complet...

Donald Trump's Coalition of Madness: A Folie à Plusieurs

John Tsilimparis | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
John Tsilimparis

A year ago, most people would never have believed the thin-skinned, narcissistic, bully Donald Trump would win the GOP nomination. Not only has the unthinkable happened, it has happened with inexplicably impassioned support from millions of Americans.

Can We Replace Misleading Terms Like 'Mental Illness,' 'Patient,' and 'Schizophrenia'

Allen Frances | Posted 06.05.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

I don't trust clinicians who restrict themselves to reductionistic diagnostic interviews, but I also don't trust clinicians who can't make an accurate diagnosis. Diagnosis and empathy are necessary partners in any therapeutic relationship, fully complementary and in no way incompatible.

Schizophrenia in Politics: Delusions and Deceptions

Max Dorfman | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Max Dorfman

Leaders from 180 countries gathered last week at the United Nations, as the bombing in Syria begins. Confusion reigns.

The Top 10 Signs You Might Be a Taker

Adam Grant | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Evidence shows that we think we're superior to others in every domain: We believe we're smarter, more attractive, more likable, and more skilled at a wide range of tasks, from math to leadership. For a long time, I hoped these narcissistic tendencies wouldn't extend to the domain of giving and helping. I was wrong.

You Could Argue That I Don't Want Anything More Than I Want To Be Skinny. You Would Probably Be Right.

Kate Orazem | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women
Kate Orazem

I want to offer something like an elegy. For the girls I know and the girl I was, who engineer their lives for emptiness. For those who have died, or died a little. For a generation of brilliant, driven women who get up, look in the mirror, and demand less of themselves.

Literature of the Soul

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 11.24.2012 | Home
Ombretta Di Dio

My affair with books reached an obsessive level of magnificence, from Louisa May Alcott to Jane Austen and George Orwell. I read whatever I could find in my parents' house. Reading was a part of my daily routine, just like eating or drinking water.

Alzheimer's and Psychoactive Medications -- A Controversial Decision for Caregivers

Marie Marley | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Marley

Many people refuse to even consider having their loved on put on any psychotropic medication for any reason. And that's understandable. But today's medications, which can be given in doses that don't overly sedate patients, can also be effective and improve a patient's overall quality of life.

Delusion Profusion

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Years ago, I briefly dated an attractive, intelligent therapist. I thought we were two peas in a garden-variety neurotic pod until she described how she'd telephonically healed a client's tumor.