Tag Archives: Art Smukler MD

IF ONLY OUR GOVERNMENT HAD SPOKEN TO 14-year-old ZAC BEFORE THEY INVADED IRAQ, ISIS MIGHT NOT EXIST, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Recently, I had the pleasure of going to a JV soccer game in Connecticut. One of the starters on the JV team was Zac, a ninth grader. Zac was the starting center defenseman. Not knowing much about soccer, I noticed … Continue reading

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CHASING OUR PAST… IS IT REALLY NECESSARY? by Art Smukler MD

How long does it take for early trauma to stop torturing us? By torture, I mean symptoms of anxiety, depression, nightmares, obsessions, social phobias, a loveless marriage, workaholism etc. Bad things happened to many of us when we were young … Continue reading

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YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, I AM IRONMAN! by Art Smukler MD

A few months ago, I was watching the Adventures of Ironman, with Dylan, the 3-year-old son of a friend. As we sat together in the dark family room, Dylan said, “Uncle Art, I like Ironman.” “He is cool,” I answered. … Continue reading

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IF YOU CLONE LEE CHILD’S, JACK REACHER, AND CLARK KENT, WHAT DO YOU GET? A PSYCHIATRIST! BY Art Smukler MD

“Write what you know” is such a cliche’ that just putting the words on paper is boring. But, it’s true, true, true! “Why are you writing a murder mystery?” friends and acquaintances have asked. “Why don’t you write about psychiatry?” … Continue reading

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PANIC ATTACK? WE’RE NOT CRAZY by Art Smukler MD

About fifteen years ago, on a return flight from Japan, I started to have this very strange sensation that the roof of the plane was too low, and that the walls of the plane seemed to be closing in. I … Continue reading

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