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STARBUCKS & FACIAL HAIR, A RESEARCH PROJECT, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Being a famous, author & psychiatrist (well maybe not famous, but 2 out of 3 isn’t bad), I decided to do a non-double-blind study on the incidence of facial hair. I ordered a grande half-cafe and a blueberry scone and … Continue reading

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DO BULLIES HAUNT YOU? A REPRISE, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

All day in the office, I listen to people who have been abused, bullied and devalued. Battling evil and insensitivity in the world is a never ending battle. An earlier post came to mind and a reprise seemed in order. … Continue reading

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ALL MYSTERIES START SOMEWHERE; THIS ONE STARTED IN A STRIP CLUB, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Some years ago, a friend had a bachelor party and invited a dozen friends out to dinner. After dinner, someone said, “Hey, let’s go to a strip bar”. An hour later, we were seated next to an s-shaped stage, as … Continue reading

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WHAT DID YOU FAIL AT THIS WEEK? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

I wish someone had asked me this question when I was a kid, and I had done the same for my children. This is now third-hand, but who cares? Good information should be passed along. Fareed Zakaria, a brilliant educator … Continue reading

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THE MAN WITH A MICROPHONE IN HIS EAR, Part 4, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

The Man with a Microphone in his Ear takes you inside the mind of a very inexperienced, psychiatric resident. On his 2nd day of residency, he is assigned to treat a violent, psychotic man. Overcoming his own fear was just … Continue reading

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THE MAN WITH A MICROPHONE IN HIS EAR, Part 3, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

The Man with a Microphone in his Ear takes you inside the mind of a very inexperienced, psychiatric resident. On his 2nd day of residency, he is assigned to treat a violent, psychotic man. Overcoming his own fear was just … Continue reading

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THE MAN WITH A MICROPHONE IN HIS EAR, Part 2, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

The Man with a Microphone in his Ear takes you inside the mind of a very inexperienced, psychiatric resident. On his 2nd day of residency, he is assigned to treat a violent, psychotic man. Overcoming his own fear was just … Continue reading

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THE MAN WITH A MICROPHONE IN HIS EAR, PART 1, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

The Man with a Microphone in his Ear takes you inside the mind of a very inexperienced, psychiatric resident. On his 2nd day of residency, he is assigned to treat a violent, psychotic man. Overcoming his own fear was just … Continue reading

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REINVENTION IS THE ELIXIR OF YOUTH, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Sometimes I look in the mirror and wonder where all the years have gone. What happened to my dark hair? Who is that “older” guy staring back at me? A new blog follower, Deborah, related that she is going to … Continue reading

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CHASING BACKWARDS, AN APPROACH TO PSYCHOTHERAPY & WRITING, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Psychotherapy and writing are both the same and polar opposites. In psychotherapy, the object is to resolve conflict, to help a patient understand why he’s in the predicament he’s in and why he’s experiencing so much anguish. In fiction, a … Continue reading

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