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I am very happy to report that The Health on the Net Foundation has once again found that my website and blog are in full compliance with their codes of conduct for transparent healthcare information. They cannot guarantee the accuracy of medical information presented by a site and its completeness at any given time, but […]

Translating Janet: A note on methodology

I’ve just finished the first draft translation of Pierre Janet’s “THE OBSESSIONS AND THE PSYCHASTHÉNIE, Book 1.” This turned out to be one of those things I’d never have done if I knew what it entailed from the start. It’s 468 pages in length and required 4 hours a day for the past 7 months. […]

Fighting At School Over An IEP

Last Fall, my girlfriend and I went to her son’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting. We have gone to those meetings since he was in second grade. He is now in 8th grade. He repeated one of those years. (He had a “do over” of a grade because his Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Inattentive Type (ADHD) […]

Therapeutic Rapport

Once in a while, during a session with a person with substance problems, my mind wanders. I may begin thinking that I’ve heard this all before. I might get frustrated with the excuses for the slip last week. I might even get to the point of a quick daydream. At these times, I recall a […]


Some years ago, I was running errands in Providence and North Providence. Much like today, it was an unusually hot, humid Fall day. Eventually, I got hungry and thirsty. I remembered an Italian bakery in the area. It was in a rundown neighborhood but had great calzones. I drove to it. Once inside, I took […]

Object Relations Theory and Anaclitic Depression: 1

Anaclitic Depression or Anxiety Defending Against Depression Today, I will start to explain the difference between an anaclitic depression and anxiety guarding against a depressive episode. We will open with a beginner’s introduction to object relations theory. For this post, it’s not necessary to have read the previous posts. If you’d like, you can read […]