Author | Lawrence D. Blum, MD


Five Key Fantasies Embraced by DSM

April 11, 2013


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

5 Key Fantasies Embraced by DSM

March 21, 2013


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.

I Had a Normal Childhood

February 19, 2013


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

Penis Size: A Consideration of Fantasy and Reality (With Only a Few Puns)

December 12, 2012


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

The King’s Psychotherapy

May 27, 2011


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

March 19, 2009


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.