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HOW HARD IS IT TO RESIST A SOCIOPATH? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

A dozen years ago, a physician I knew was reported to the medical board by the hospital ethics committee. He was practicing extremely shoddy medicine and exorbitantly overcharging patients. What continues to amaze me is my reaction to him. Knowing … Continue reading

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WHY IS A STONE KILLER SO INTERESTING? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

I’m talking about the one with dead eyes who blows someone’s head off, then opens the fridge, finishes off the last piece of apple pie, and carefully brushes away the crumbs with a clean hanky. How can someone do that? … 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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