Category Archives: Psychiatry

FOX NEWS, A SIMPLE SOLUTION – MONEY, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Freud is best known for leading the way to understanding the unconscious part of our mind and how it influences our behavior. He is also known for stating the obvious, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar”. So, with that … Continue reading

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WHAT TRUMP HAS IS WORSE THAN MENTAL ILLNESS, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Often through the years, I’ve told patents that being aware of how they suffer is special, that a lot of people are incapable of psychological insight, they just do what they do without any ability to see how their behavior … Continue reading

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MY ADVICE, JOE — DON’T WASTE YOUR BREATH, Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Sometimes the time for debate and discussion is over. Rational discussion is only helpful when you are dealing with a rational person. My experience as a psychiatrist, who specialized in doing psychotherapy, taught me that a point is reached when … Continue reading

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VOTE THE LIC OUT! by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

The LIAR IN CHIEF and his enablers must go! This is not a time to lie on the couch and analyze your troubled past or be philosophical. It is a time for action. Save us all from this Republican circus. … Continue reading

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SO YOU WANNA VOTE FOR TRUMP? by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

I KNOW, you’ve already decided. You don’t like the way he acts, BUT he’s for Israel or he’s good for the economy or he’s pro-life or he’s pro-guns or you agree with him and think science is over-rated or you … Continue reading

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MEDICATION? AN ANSWER OR A CURSE? by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Just recently, a patient who I hadn’t seen for decades, responded to one of my posts with a scathing rebuke of me, psychiatry, and the overuse of medication. He felt he was mistreated with drugs, psychiatry in general, and me … Continue reading

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EVIL IN THE WHITE HOUSE, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

For quite a while, I’ve done the impossible – kept my mouth shut and my computer off with things pertaining to Donald Trump. But no more. I can’t tolerate his lies and the way that so many Republicans support and … Continue reading

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WOULD YOU RATHER? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Do you remember the kid’s game, Would You Rather? Would you rather have pins in your eyes or your ears? Would you rather eat only hotdogs or only ice cream for a week? And on and on… What came to … Continue reading

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RETIRED? TAKE THE MOST UNIQUE, ONE-OF-A-KIND JOURNEY OF YOUR LIFE, by Art Smukler MD, author and psychiatrist

WHERE? A place no one but you will ever visit. WHEN? Now… Tomorrow… Whenever you choose. HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? No money. Only time and courage. Yep, you probably are on the verge of guessing it — a trip … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM THE CHAIN GANG, REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST, by Art Smukler

I belong to Plato, a group in Los Angeles devoted to learning. As the editor of the monthly newsletter, I was called upon to write my bi-monthly editor’s note. Given that today is Yom Kippur, a day of reflection, I … Continue reading

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