Category Archives: Psychology

Today’s Greatest Mental Health Need: Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Programs

The Huffington Post
Today’s Greatest Mental Health Need: Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Programs
Dr. Peter Breggin
Posted: 10/18/2012

The pharmaceutical industry and organized psychiatry act as if the greatest challenge today is to identify new psychiatric disorders, to promote the supposedly high prevalence of existing disorders, and to find new blockbuster drugs, all the while heavily promoting current moneymakers. Even the United Nations is involved in “World Mental Health Day,” announcing that depression is a “global health crisis”: Read More

Who I’m Meant To Be ~ My Scores

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Who Am I Meant to Be?
By Anne Dranitsaris, PhD

From the October 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine

Forget your career. Forget your role as a mother or a wife. Forget how much money you make or how successful you are. If you’re struggling with the question “Who am I meant to be?”, this quiz can help you figure out what really defines you. Based on personality science, I have identified seven “striving styles,” modes of thought and behavior that direct us to seek satisfaction in different ways. Although everybody is wired with all seven styles, most people have one that dominates. When you engage this innate style, you’ve got the best shot at fulfilling your potential; when you don’t, you can feel stuck. Read More