Category Archives: Psychiatry

IN DEALING WITH IRAQ, WHAT CAN OUR GOVERNMENT LEARN FROM A BASIC CHILD REARING TECHNIQUE? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Children are often willful, out of control and want what they want when they want it. Trying to reason with a two-year-old is pointless. Firm, reasonable limits need to be set. Naturally, the child is enraged, but soon he understands … Continue reading

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WILL THE US & IRAN BECOME ALLIES AGAINST THE IRAQI INSURGENT TERRORISTS? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Iran has offered to help the Iraqi government fight the Sunni insurgents. The US is considering helping the Iraqi government fight the Sunni insurgents. What? Am I going crazy? Do I need to lie down on my own analytic couch? … Continue reading

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THE DONALD STERLING, NBA CIRCUS, A CHANCE FOR FANTASIES TO RUN WILD, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

I can’t help but give my two psychiatric cents regarding the drama between Donald Sterling and the NBA. Donald Sterling made private racist comments to his friend V. Stiviano that became public. The NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, heard the racist … Continue reading

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“LOOKIN’ COOL, BUT A FOOL…” THE MYSTERY OF MENTAL ILLNESS, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

I looked in the mirror and nodded. Yeah, I really liked my jacket and wool cap. It was chilly this morning, but with the new additions to my wardrobe, I’d be warm and look good. Minutes later, I was browsing … Continue reading

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PAY YOUR TAXES SO WE CAN GIVE ANOTHER 18 BILLION DOLLARS TO PAKISTAN! by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Did you know that according to Fox Business, the US has given Pakistan over 18 billion dollars in aid since 9/11? Are you aware that Pakistan not only protected Bin Laden for years, but is currently executing people for blasphemy. … Continue reading

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WHAT’S ONE KEY THING YOU CAN DO IF YOU’RE DEPRESSED? By Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Feel melancholy, out of sorts, tired, cranky, a lack of energy, no enthusiasm, a sense of doom, a negative attitude, wake up early in the morning and can’t fall back to sleep, don’t feel like reading, writing, playing golf or … Continue reading

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A POLE DANCE CONTEST IS HAPPENING IN RIO! by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Like pole dancing? Now there’s a world contest for, hold on to your wallets, both women and men. Over 130 dancers from 36 countries are competing in a 3 day contest where judges evaluate the artistic ability and difficult moves … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED TO JOE PATERNO AND WHAT CAN WE LEARN? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

November 2011 — Penn State University fired Joe Paterno for his part in the Sandusky child abuse scandal coverup. January 2, 2012 — Joe Paterno died at the age of 85 of lung cancer, stripped of all wins from 1998 … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC OF PARANOIA, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Paranoia, a feeling that someone is trying to harm you, get you, follow you, or send messages to you via TV, radio, cell phone, or some other unearthly means is a common psychiatric symptom. It is an example of delusional … Continue reading

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OMG IS CAPTAIN CORPORATE AMERICA ABOUT TO SAVE US AND OUR CHILDREN? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

General Mills recently had 2 Cheerios ads, one on the Super Bowl, that featured a mixed-race little girl, a white mom and a black dad. When bigots and the religious right attacked General Mills because the ad polluted family values, … Continue reading

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