Thoughts on thinking (meditation)

I think one has to be careful not to think that meditation is about getting rid of thoughts. On the contrary, I would say that meditation helps us to creatively engage with our thoughts and not fixate on them. When people say they cannot concentrate I say “No no no, you are concentrating—too much on... Continue Reading →

The effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy: A literature review

In the paucity of easily available information on ECT, the below paper looks at the available literature and comes to some conclusions. I hope the FDA takes a look at it today when it begins its review of the devices. I can tell you that I was "offered" ECT as treatment once for what was... Continue Reading →

The missing voices of electroshock survivors and Psych Central too takes a stand against ECT

Great commentary on the NYT's article about electroshock therapy on One Community, One Family Blog. I covered the ECT article here, briefly. The author at One Community, One Family Blog points out that the New York Time's gives lots of attention to psychiatrists who support ECT and very little mention of those who do not.... Continue Reading →

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