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About artsmuklermd

Award Winning Novelist & Psychiatrist --- Like psychological novels? Check out Chasing Backwards, a psychological mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone n his Ear... Dr. Smukler has won the prestigious Golden Ear Award for excellence in teaching at Harbor-UCLA Medical center and excellence in writing fiction at The Santa Barbara Writers Conference. All books are available as ebooks and paperbacks. You can find them at amazon.com/author/arthursmukler or http://artsmuklermd.com/

I LOVE THAT BERNIE SANDERS IS NOT A PUPPET TO ORGANIZED RELIGION, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Recently, Bernie Sanders was asked whether he is religious. He said, “Yes, I am religious. When a child is hungry, it really bothers me. When a child can’t get the medication he needs because his parents don’t have insurance, it … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP AND THE BATTERED WIFE SYNDROME, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Everyone has an opinion about why Donald Trump is still the Republicans’ #1 candidate. His politically incorrect stance on immigration, foreign policy, trade, Muslims, and even on beating up people who disrupt his speeches, is a combination of appalling, intriguing, … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP, POTUS? IS IT POSSIBLE? WHY IS HE SO POPULAR? By Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Donald Trump doesn’t care who he offends. Whether you agree or disagree with his political statements, he’s making them without any consideration for the far right Republican Tea Party, the far left Democrats; or the holy grail military. Even the … Continue reading

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COURAGE? WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE IT? THOUGHTS ON BRUCE JENNER, by Art Smukler author & psychiatrist

Being first is a national pastime. The World Cup, the World Series, the Super Bowl, and now being the first celebrity to announce being transgender has taken society to a new and more inclusive level.  To be different used to … Continue reading

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EVEN WITHOUT THE “L” IT’S ME! Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

April 16 Author Talk with Art Smuker 6 p.m. Westwood Branch Library 1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles Arthur Smukler, an award-winning novelist and Torrance-based psychiatrist, comes to the Westwood Branch Library to discuss his blog, “Inside the Mind of a … Continue reading

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ANGER, THE MAGIC ELIXIR THAT CURES DEPRESSION, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

In the late eighties, managed care became an intrinsic part of our healthcare system. The goal of saving patients money and still providing excellent care was a blatant lie. Psychiatrists were penalized for doing psychotherapy by receiving lower reimbursement fees. … Continue reading

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THE TALIBAN HAS A PSYCHIATRIST? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

In the late 1990s until 2001, when the Taliban controlled Afghanistan, Doctor Nader Alemi, the only Pashto speaking psychiatrist in the area, actually treated thousands of militant fighters. Since many of them were struggling with the psychological effects of war … Continue reading

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THE EVOLUTION OF GOD AND POPE FRANCIS, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

For a moment, let’s assume that there is a God, a powerful force that created the world and all its inhabitants. Strict Old Testament adherents will say that it took seven days for God to create the world. Men of … Continue reading

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IS PSYCHIATRY DYING? A REPRISE, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Since publishing this post last October, and living through the tragedy of Robin Williams suicide, my thoughts seem even more immediate and important. We can’t just watch our wonderful profession sink into mediocrity. Too many people need our expertise… Once … Continue reading

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HARNESSING OBSESSIONS TO WRITE BOOKS & STORIES, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Experiences that play over and over in our minds are often the ones that authors can turn into books or stories. Like the lyrics or tunes from a catchy song that you just can’t stop humming, an event or encounter … Continue reading

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