Tag: Liz Schreiber

Why should we care? The need for a renaissance of empathy


A 17th century text describes the need of kings to be kind It’s as vital as a morning cup of coffee….It’s the lifeblood of relationships. And, studies say, it’s quickly becoming extinct where we need it most. Empathy and philanthropy are becoming a thing of the past concludes a new study in the journal Current… Read more »

Psychiatry and clinical psychology have failed. Here’s how we do better.


This has been a bad week for mental illness. According to the New York Times, five of the current ten “personality disorders” will not be included in the next publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.  The most controversial to be cut is “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” – the “Malady of Me” disease!… Read more »

We’re not so crazy: fight psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry for your mind


According to epidemiologists 30% of Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness in 2011. That’s disturbing enough, but this is also the year when the definition of what a so-called “mental illness” is could change.  You could be mentally ill right now – and if the pharmaceutical companies get their way, you certainly will… Read more »

Emotional identity theft – the psychological challenge of the Facebook era


Have you been a responsible citizen of the internet and used Facebook’s highest privacy settings?   Too bad, because Facebook has recently admitted privacy leaks in many of their applications – including their top 10 most popular. All told, some 70 percent of Facebook users are at risk for identity theft.  The risk for emotional identity… Read more »