Category Archives: Childhood Trauma

WHY IS THE MIND A MYSTERY? by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

We’ve gone to the moon and back in a spaceship, invented the Internet, computers, airplanes, internal combustion and electric automobile engines, electricity, television and radio, atomic bombs, antibiotics, antidepressants and antipsychotics, open heart surgery, the wheel, the outside jump shot, … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP, I ADMIT I AM OBSESSED, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

The truth is that for many of us, it doesn’t matter what Donald Trump’s stance on the political issues might be. What matters is that Donald Trump shows no respect or sensitivity towards others. He is a “shock-jock” who takes … 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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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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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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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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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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OUR INFANT PUPPETEER, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Let’s not dwell on the past We’ll start from now and go forward. Sometimes clichés are just shorthand for inane assumptions. Not using information from our past is like trying to build a hi-rise and leaving out the foundation. It … Continue reading

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TODDLERS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

I’ve voted for both Republicans and Democrats. It’s safe to say that my mind is steeped in bipartisanship. But now, without a doubt, I am horrified by the immaturity of the Republican Party, by the twisted baby thinking of men … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES A PSYCHIATRIST THINK OF THE REDUCTION IN NCAA SANCTIONS AGAINST PENN STATE? by Art Smukler, author, psychiatrist, and Penn Stater

On September 24th, 2013, NCAA president, Mark Emmert increased the number of football scholarships that Penn State can offer student athletes. The fact that the university’s governing body has complied with everything asked of it is the alleged reason for … Continue reading

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