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Reviews |  Spirituality in mental health care has a long history

Reviews | Spirituality in mental health care has a long history

As a psychologist who has always tried to integrate spiritual discourse into psychotherapy and has published on the subject, I found the Sept. 24 Metro article “More Psychotherapists Adding Religion, Spirituality to Health Care mental” encouraging. Millennia before Sigmund Freud, the Buddha may have been the first to come up with an instruction manual explaining …

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Reviews | Ethics consultation: accepting to practice voluntary surgical castration?

Welcome to Ethics Consult – an opportunity to discuss, (respectfully) debate and learn together. We select an ethical dilemma from a real, but anonymous, patient care case. You vote on your decision in the case, and next week we’ll reveal how you all made the call. Bioethicist Jacob M. Appel, MD, JD, will also step …

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Reviews |  The West's struggle for mental health

Reviews | The West’s struggle for mental health

Since the 1990s, there has been talk of a mental health epidemic in the United States, especially among young people. Last month’s mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, carried out by 18-year-old gunmen have raised fears that something has gone terribly wrong. But the problem is not new. American psychiatrists have studied …

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