Two Stories We Tell Ourselves About CancerNovember 2nd 2008
Like more and more cancer patients today, I have outlived several prognoses and am still hanging around, in a diminished life, trying to outlive the latest. Sooner or later, all of us get swept up into one or another of the collectively available cancer story lines in the culture.
The patient, a young gay man who once lived for a time in Salt Lake City, describes his pursuers: Mormons who know where he is and are trying to kill him. As the clinic visit goes on, I see the doubt in his eyes when I explain my medication increase, and ask about it. He admits he can't be sure; his voices are saying that I'm a Mormon too. Only, with much persuasion and oversight will he comply with my prescription, because he trusts his case manager more than anyone else in the world.
Psychotherapy After Mohamed AttaFebruary 1st 2002
Psychodynamic concepts such as the Self and the collective unconscious are helpful in understanding "our millennial event"3/4Sept. 11, 2001. Because it aims to help patients become aware of and free themselves from social contexts, psychotherapy may be more useful than ever.
There Are Only Three Kinds of PsychotherapyNovember 1st 2001
Dr. Genova offers the antidote to the complexities of manualized and proceduralized psychotherapy that have arisen in imitation of procedural, technology-driven medicine. Supportive, directive and relational types of therapy and their correlation with various power structures within the doctor-patient relationship are described.
The Domestication of the TruthFebruary 1st 2001
Two studies of patients who switched from Clozaril to generic clozapine are being evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to determine whether the rating of the generic drug as bioequivalent (AB) to the brand-reference drug should be reconsidered and whether additional bioavailability assessment should be undertaken.