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Lawrence D. Blum, MD

Lawrence D. Blum, MD

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I envision the day when psychiatry and psychology re-embrace the mind, along with the brain and behavior.

While the diagnostic categories of DSM-III and DSM-IV (and soon DSM-5) have provided the basis for much useful research, little has been written about how much of DSM—and how much “evidence-based medicine”—is built on a foundation of fantasy.

Childhood has so many conflicts and worries, so many triumphs and disappointments—how can one reduce it to a notion of normality?

So does penis size matter? What we can see is that the dimensions don't, but the feelings and fantasies do.

If you’ve ever wondered what psychoanalytic treatments are like, The King’s Speech provides an unusually good cinematic representation of a psychoanalytic therapy.

I used to be a doctor. Next I was a provider. Now, I’m a non-covered entity. I liked being a doctor…I still do. I never liked being a provider. But being a non-covered entity is a secret victory. I’ll explain.

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