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Creativity, DSM-5, ADHD in France, memory and analysis from Sasha Rolde on IP.net

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Dear Collegues,

It’s Memorial Weekend in the USA- the coldest and rainiest that I recall in many years, but just right to spend time indoors reading the international psychoanalytic website posts. Some match the gloomy weather and the rather alarming natural and man made disasters around us, some are much more hopeful and inspiring but all very interesting and inviting your comments.
My choices this week include:

1) the post by Robert Frashure; Should Artists Fear Psychoanalysis is of particular interest to those of us who treat/have treated creative individuals who are afraid that their ability to create (write, paint, perform etc.) will be “analyzed away”.

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2) It seems that the public is being increasingly treated to sobering news about DSM-5 viz. The Economist article on “Shrink wrapping”: “No other major branch of medicine has such a single text, with so much power over people*s lives. And that is worrying. Because in no other branch of medicine is the scientific reality underpinning the pronouncements of doctors so uncertain.”

and “The main criticisms are that it medicalises normal behaviour and that the strict categories of mental illness it creates are increasingly at odds with what research suggests is actually going on in the brain.”
Well worth reading.

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3) Ellie – the computer “shrink” to diagnose patients? Please listen/read and comment.

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4) The BOOKS Category contains more posts on the “psychiatric bible” and how it pathologies human feelings and behavior. I suggests you go to the BOOKS and chose which you relate to and decide how much damage it is likely to cause.

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5) “A Psychotherapy for the People” by Lewis Aron & Karen Starr attempts to bring psychoanalysis into the present in a thoughtfull presentation well worth our while to contemplate

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6) “The quick fix” in the USA. It seems that the French see ADHD as a psychosocial phenomenon which they treat with psychotherapy and/or family counseling. Where did we go wrong?- please read and comment

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7) “talk therapy” (invitation to a dialogue in letters to the editor) – the focus on changing brain chemistry thru talk bypasses the idea of insight and learning thru the give and takeoff a relationship with the therapist – please read and comment.

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8) So you think you remember? Please read the 2 excellent post on memory, one challenging your certainly that your recall is correct, the other on Brenda Milner’s work on charting memory in the brain in the 1950′s. Coincidentally I was an undergraduate psychology student at McGill at the time and studied with the Milners and followed the research at the Montreal Neurological Institute under Dr. Penfield.

Click Here to Read This Article on Memory Recall:  
Click Here to Read This Article: Brenda Milner

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Below is the list of contents for the week:

A. In the ANNOUNCEMENTS Category:

I. Insights from the Resting Brain: Methods, Models and Applications with Bharat Biswal, Ph.D at NYPSI

The Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis
of the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
Bharat Biswal, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Radiology, New Jersey Medical School
will present on Insights from the Resting Brain: Methods, Models and Applications

Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 10 am, NYPSI*s Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium, 247 E. 82nd Street, NYC
Discussant: Maggie Zellner, Ph.D.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________
II. Jeffrey Seinfeld*s Memorial Workshop / Lecture

6/9/13, Sunday, 10 am * 1 pm

Co-sponsored by St. John*s University*s Psychology Department and the Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs
Location: St. John*s University (Manhattan campus); 101 Murray Street; New York, NY 10007

Honoring the legacy of Jeff Seinfeld*s work on *bad objects,* *empty core,* and *negative therapeutic reaction*

Moving from the Prison of Pornography to the Freedom of Relatedness: Pornography Addiction and Its Object Relations Treatment * by Jack Schwartz, LCSW, PsyD, NCPsyA

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

III. An Alternative Conception of Termination & Follow-up Joseph Schachter, M.D. Ph.D. at NYPSI

NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
WORKS IN PROGRESS
Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10028
212-879-6900
www.psychoanalysis.org
www.nypsi.org

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________
IV. Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis 2013 * 2014

at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________
V. Children*s Concepts About Death & Dying with Patricia Nachman, Ph.D. at NYPSI

NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
CHILD & ADOLESCENT ANALYSIS DIVISION
DIALOGUES ON CHILDHOOD
Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10028
212-879-6900
www.psychoanalysis.org
www.nypsi.org

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 8 * 9:15 p.m.

Children*s Concepts About Death & Dying
Patricia Nachman, Ph.D.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

VI. *Mind Sciences* A Focus on Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience during the month of October at NYPSI

*Mind Sciences* A Focus on Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience during the month of October @ NYPSI

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, in conjunction with its divisions, The Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis and The Helix Center, presents a series of events focused on Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience during the month of October.

*Connecting the various disciplines of mental health continues to be of great interest to psychoanalysts,* explains Dr. Roger Rahtz, President of NYPSI. *The overlapping interest in our programs from medical professionals, therapists, artists and the general public suggests that a multidisciplinary approach will stimulate new collaborations.*
To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

VII. The Connectedness of Self Psychology at CPS

*The Connectedness of Self Psychology: Implications for the Approach to Intractable States of Mind* Presenters: Scott M. Davis, M.D. Discussant: Mark Levey, M.D. at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society on April 23, 2013.
To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

B. In ART Category:

VIII. Should Artists Fear Psychoanalysis?

by Robert Frashure in Psychology Tomorrow in the May 2013 Issue.
To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

C. In the AUDIO/VIDEO Category:

IX. Shrink wrapping

Shrink wrapping: A single book has come to dominate psychiatry. That is dangerous in The Economist on May 18, 2013.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

X. If Your Shrink Is A Bot, How Do You Respond?

by Alix Spiegel on the NPR Shots.com website on May 20, 2013.
Ellie (right) is a computer simulation designed to engage real people, like the woman on the left, in meaningful conversation and take their measure. The computer system looks for subtle patterns in body language and vocal inflections that might be clues to underlying depression or other emotional distress.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________
XI. Lacan with Becket

Lacan with Beckett * Suzanne Dow (1/4) on YouTube.

To view please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ________________________________________________________________
D. In the BOOKS Category:

XII. Psychiatric bible* tackles grief, binge eating, drinking
By Ashley Hayes on the CNN website on May 21, 2013.

Grief after the loss of a loved one may be considered major depression, according to the new psychiatric manual..

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________
XIII. Division Review Journal

the Spring 2013 Issue.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________
XIV. American Psycho(analysis)The damaging contradictions of author Bret Easton Ellis

by Mark O*Connell, L.C.S.W. on his Quite Queerly Exploring all things LGBT blog on the Psychology Today blogs.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

XV. Mathieu Amalric learns to stop worrying and embrace psychoanalysis in *Jimmy P*

by Jill Lawless in the Washington Post on May 21, 2013.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

XVI. The Bombers* World

by Christian Caryl in The New York Review of Books on June 6, 2013.
To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________
XVII. What Is Autism?

Review of The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek, Reviewed by Jerome Groopman in The New York Review of Books on June 6, 2013.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

XVIII. Deconstructing Psychiatry*s Ever-Expanding Bible

Receiving a psychiatric diagnosis can be retraumatizing by Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D. on his Feeling, Relating, Existing blog on the Psychology Today blogs on April 2, 2013.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ________________________________________________________________
XIX. The Book Stops Here

By Richard A. Friedman, M.D. in The New York Times on May 20, 2013.
To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

XX. The Dark Side of Liberation

By Jennifer Sschuessler in The New York Times on May 20, 2013.
Narayan Mahon for The New York Times.
Mary Louise Roberts has written *What Soldiers Do,* a book about sexual assaults by Americans fighting in France.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

XXI. DSM-5: A Manual Run Amok

Click Here to Read: DSM-5: A Manual Run Amok: It*s time for psychiatry to drop its field guide and try to learn about mental ills by Paul McHugh in the Wall Street Journal on May 17, 2013.

The most enduring feature of Freudianism was its claim that important facts about a patient*s mental life are buried in the *unconscious.*
To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________
XXII. The Baby in the Well

The case against empathy by Paul Bloom in The New Yorker on May 26, 2013,
To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ________________________________________________________________
XXIII. A Psychotherapy for the People by Lewis Aron & Karen Starr
a)Table of Contents and Introduction, Part 1 to A Psychotherapy for the People: Toward a Progressive Psychoanalysis (Relational Perspectives Book Series) by Lewis Aron & Karen Starr.

b)Introduction, Part 2 to A Psychotherapy for the People: Toward a Progressive Psychoanalysis (Relational Perspectives Book Series) by Lewis Aron & Karen Starr.

c)Introduction, Part 3 to A Psychotherapy for the People: Toward a Progressive Psychoanalysis (Relational Perspectives Book Series) by Lewis Aron & Karen Starrn.

To read a),b) & c) please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________
XXIV. Dangling Men

Saul Bellow was a complicated father to his three sons. In a new book, the eldest tries to parse his inheritance By Richard Kreitner on The Tablet Website on May 17, 2013.

Revelations Unto Clowns: Saul Bellow*s Seize the Day and The Last Analysis.
To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

XXV. Poet Told All; Therapist Provides the Record

By Alessandra Stanley in The New York Times on July 15, 1991/
To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

E. In the GENERAL NEWS Category:

XXVI. Boy Scouts to vote on lifting ban on gay youths

By Devon M. Sayers and Phil Gast on CNN website on May 23, 2013.
To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

XXVII. CPS protests continue ahead of key school closings vote
by Sarah Schulte on the ABC News website on May 21, 2013.
To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________
XXVIII. Unexcited? There May Be a Pill for That

By Daniel Bergner in The New York Times on May 22, 2013.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________ XXIX. When school doesn*t feel safe, facing facts helps

By Maggie Fox on the NBC News website on May 21, 2013.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

XXX. Trust your memory? Maybe you shouldn*t

By Jacque Wilson on the CNN website on May 18, 2013.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

XXXI. Beware Social Nostalgia

by Stephanie Coontz on the New York Times Mobile website on May 18. 2013.
To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________

XXXII. The evolution of the psychoanalyst*s office

Interview with Mark Gerald on the CBS Sunday Morning website on May 19, 2013.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________
XXXIII. Why French Kids Don*t Have ADHD

French children don*t need medications to control their behavior by Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. on her Suffer the Children blog on the Psychology Today blogs on March 8, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________
F. In the LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Category:

XXXIV. Invitation to a Dialogue: Benefits of Talk Therapy

Letters to the Editor in The New York Times on May 21, 2013.
To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ ______________________________________________________________
GG.  In the MOVIES Category:

XXXV. San Francisco International Film Festival 2013*Part two, Let the Fire
Burn and The East

The MOVE bombing in 1985 and present-day anarchism By Kevin Kearney on The
World Socialist Web Site on May 22, 2013.3

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/
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XXXVI. Mel Brooks may be a born cut-up, but he*s nobody*s fool

Posted by Judie Jacobson on the Jewish Ledger Connecticut Edition on May 1,
2013.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/
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XXXVII.  American Film Makers Today

by Dian G Smith on the Brooklyn website.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/
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H.  In the PAPERS Category:

XXXVIII.  The current State of the Empirical Evidence for Psychoanalysis

A Meta-analytic Approach by Saskia de Maat, PhD, Frans de Jonghe, PhD, R
Ruth de Kraker, MSc, Falk Leichsenring, PhD, Allan Abbass, MD, Patrick
Luyten, PhD, Jacques P. Barber, PhD, Rien Van, MD, PhD, and Jack Dekker,
PhD.

This article originally appeared as Saskia de Maat, PhD, Frans de Jonghe,
PhD, Ruth de Kraker, MSc, Falk Leichsenring, PhD,Allan Abbass, MD, Patrick
Luyten, PhD, Jacques P. Barber, PhD, Rien Van, MD, PhD, and Jack Dekker,
PhD. (2013). The Current State of the Empirical Evidence for
Psychoanalysis: A Meta-analytic Approach. Harvard Review of Psychiatry 2013
May-Jun;21(3):107-37. doi: 10.1097/HRP.0b013e318294f5fd and appears here
with all requisite rights and permissions.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/
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I.  In the SCIENCE NEWS Category:

XXXIX.  Still Charting Memory*s Depths

by Claudia Dreifus in The New York Times on May 20, 2013.

Yannick Grandmont for The New York Times.
Brenda Milner*s work in the 1950s showed how memory is rooted in specific
regions of the brain.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/
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The extensive list of posts this week was a challenge that I hope you will
read and comment. The International Psychoanalysis website is well attended
by colleagues all over the world who will appreciative your thoughts.

Respectfully submitted by

Sasha Rolde

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