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Not Diseases, but Categories of Suffering

January 30th, 2012 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By GARY GREENBERG NYT Published: January 29, 2012 The debate over the new manual of mental disorders misses one thing: the diagnoses are only convenient categories. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/30/opinion/the-dsms-troubled-revision.html

Motherlode: Parental Quandary Considered: Grandma Gives Frilly Gifts to a Tomboy

January 14th, 2012 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By By KJ DELL’ANTONIA   NYT Published: January 12, 2012 When Grandma sends a determined tomboy frilly clothes, some readers suspect an agenda. http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/parental-quandary-considered-grandma-gives-frilly-gifts-to-a-tomboy/

How Psychotherapy Changes the Brain

October 28th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

Psychiatric Times. Vol. 28 No. 8 Understanding the Mechanisms  By Hasse Karlsson, MA, MD, PhD | August 11, 2011  Although still preliminary, the studies using neuroimaging for measuring change caused by psychotherapy will in the long run lead to a more refined understanding of how different psychotherapies work http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/display/article/10168/1926705

A Girl Not Named Sybil

October 16th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By DEBBIE NATHAN NYT Magazine Published: October 14, 2011 Was the person synonymous with multiple-personality disorder nothing more than an invention?

The Stone: The Meaningfulness of Lives

September 12th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By TODD MAY   NYT Published: September 11, 2011 God? Conviction? Passionate intensity? What are the qualities that make for a life that matters? http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/the-meaningfulness-of-lives/

We Want Cake, Too

August 12th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN Published: August 11, 2011 NYT As progress on equality for gay men and lesbians ripples through the country, one group has been prominently left behind: transgender people. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/opinion/we-want-cake-too.html

Learning to Cope With a Mind’s Taunting Voices

August 7th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By BENEDICT CAREY Published: August 6, 2011  NYT Joe Holt spent years trying to determine the cause of his problems in life, before deciding that the question was only a distraction from the real issue he faced: finding a way to live with them. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/health/07lives.html

When They Play Women, It’s Not Just an Act

July 28th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By ERIK PIEPENBURG Published: July 28, 2011 NYT Harmony Santana is among a small group of openly transgender actors who are increasingly recognizable and finding a place on screen. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/movies/new-roles-for-transgender-performers.html

Men in Grief Seek Others Who Mourn as They Do

July 26th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By PERRY GARFINKEL Published: July 25, 2011  NYT Research increasingly suggests that men and women experience grief in different ways, and the realization has bolstered a nascent movement of bereavement groups geared to men throughout the country. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/26/health/26grief.html

The Therapist Will See You Now, via the Web

July 9th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

NYT   By RANDALL STROSS Published: July 9, 2011 Psychiatry through a video connection was pioneered several decades ago. Today, start-up companies are trying to popularize therapy over the Internet. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/10/technology/bringing-therapists-to-patients-via-the-web.html

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