Reflections About Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy: Theory, Practice, and Life

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Medication vs Therapy for Children

Another dangerous trend in medication! In a Newsweek article (6/27/11), "Mommy, Am I really Bipolar?," Dr. Stuart Kaplan, M.D. warns us of the recent trend of prescribing adult medications for very young childen. These drugs have no known effectiveness for children and plenty of known dangers. Side effects can include fatal damage to many organs.

Many of the observed symptoms that are being treated with drugs might be purposeful behavior that needs to be understood and corrected with psychotherapy.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Legal Drug Dealing

In his latest book, "Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America," Robert Whitaker explores the insidious impact of anti-depressants, and other drugs on adults and chid ren.  Not only are anti-depressants only marginally more effective than placebos, the side effects can have a harmful, long-term impact.  Rather alarming, is his comment that "after several weeks on psychoactive drugs, the brain's compensatory efforts begin to fail and side effects emerge.  Essentially, although sometimes providing temporary relief, many drugs progressively disable the natural compensatory functions of the brain, leaving the patient dependent on the drugs or requiring yet other drugs to relieve the side-effects of the original drugs.  Sounds like a high-profit racket!