Category Archives: Psychiatry

CAN WRITERS EVER BE FAILURES? by Art Smukler, author and psychiatrist

I just finished one more re-write of my fourth novel, The Search for Macaulay Harris. It’s a great book and it’s now ready to send out to a literary agent. Maybe… One agent, Kristin Nelson, had some very supportive and somewhat … Continue reading

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IF I WERE JEB BUSH, WHAT WOULD I DO? By Art Smukler MD, author and psychiatrist

A few years ago, Jeb Bush spoke at a lecture series I attended in Manhattan Beach, California. He was articulate, energetic, and had a wealth of ideas that really impressed me. He earned my respect and even my prospective vote … Continue reading

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IS DONALD TRUMP IMPAIRED? Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Hello. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m an author and a psychiatrist. Today though, I’d like to put the psychiatrist first. I’ve been in private practice for over forty years (gulp, that’s a long time) and on … Continue reading

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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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GREAT FICTIONAL CHARACTERS THAT MAKE ME SMILE, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

This morning I was reading the packaging on a new toothbrush. No, Mr. Happy Tooth is not a character that makes me smile. The package said to replace the toothbrush when half the blue indicator bristles lose their color. That … 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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LISTEN IN ON A PSYCHIATRIC SESSION WITH DOCTOR THE DONALD TREATING A DEPRESSED MAN, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

“Hello Doctor. I hope you can help me. I’ve been terribly depressed.” “Of course I can help you. I’m Doctor The Donald, the world’s greatest psychiatrist.” “Greater than Sigmund Freud?” “Isn’t he dead?” “Of course.” “I don’t respect dead people. … Continue reading

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THE ONLY SURE WAY TO STOP DONALD TRUMP OR ANY NARCISSIST, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

WHAT IS A NARCISSIST? A narcissist is someone who is absolutely in love with himself. As the Greek myth describes, Narcissus was so mesmerized by his own reflection, he died staring at himself in a pool of water. So too … Continue reading

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OUR GOVERNMENT IN ACTION. GIVE ME A BREAK! by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

I heard the great news that the US government was able to hack the Apple phone that the San Bernadino terrorists used. Even as I felt a momentary sense of relief, another vague feeling began its slow ascent from my … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP, A NAME-CALLING, ENTITLED PRE-TEEN, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

The republican front-runner has clearly shown his true personality. He really thinks that disparaging a person’s appearance with a string of name calling,” big ears, a sweating baby, disgusting” is the way to the White House. Why would someone who … Continue reading

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