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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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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