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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LIAR AND A PERSON WHO LIES TO HIMSELF? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

A liar is a person who willfully deceives others. Lance Armstrong and Bernard Madoff lied to protect themselves, and in the process deeply hurt innocent people. A person who lies to himself is just a person, a regular human being … Continue reading

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COMPARTMENT SYNDROME: HOW BERNARD MADOFF DID WHAT HE DID, by Art Smukler MD

There was a very interesting article in the August issue of Psychiatric Times, “Compartment Syndrome in Psychiatry”, by James Knoll IV, MD. I have spent a lot of time with a psychologist (in prison), which I had never done before … Continue reading

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