Category Archives: Mental Health

The Robot Will See You Now


Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal had a special section regarding some of the structural changes that have occurred in the practice of medicine in the United States, and projections for what will come in the future. They talk about the … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Believe Can Still Kill You


During World War II, Churchill warned: “There are vast numbers…in every land, who will render faithful service in this war, but whose names will never be known.” Much has changed since WW II, but our fears have not. Needing to … Continue reading

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Forgive us our trespasses…


I recently wrote a post about the four requirements in life for happiness: friends and family, doing for others, forgiveness and gratitude. Of these four, the one that seems the hardest for me (and many others) is the one involving … Continue reading

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Happiness and The Missing Tile Syndrome


“We have met the enemy, and he is us” is Pogo creator Walt Kelly’s apt 20th century parody of Perry’s famous quotation. It captures the essence of a profound and oft unrecognized truth, that we are often our own worst … Continue reading

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With Age Comes Loss


One of the lessons of aging comes from the gradual loss of abilities – the slow withering of function that we all intellectually know to expect, but that still manages to take us by surprise. The day comes, like it … Continue reading

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One I The Loneliest Number


I see them in my office, their look slightly haunted by the memories of having been here before, though not alone. Their fingers absentmindedly trace the circle of their wedding band, as we talk not about their own illness, but … Continue reading

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Is Life Worth Living?


William James, when asked the question at the heart of philosophy, “Is life worth living?” responded with “Maybe. It depends on the liver.” He later elaborated that “Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the … Continue reading

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The Voices You Hear


Tall, thin, with abundant wavy grey hair and piercing dark eyes, Dr. Robert Heath looked like the image of a mad scientist many claimed him to be. Chairman of the Tulane psychiatry department since the late 1950s, he promoted the … Continue reading

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