Spirituality, Religion and Psychiatry – Time for Better Integration

In Italy, Church and psychiatry aim to mend centuries-old breach https://t.co/Z5onVnrHXq … "There is a psychological and spiritual unity that can no longer be treated independently…The cure must be integral; the approach must be integral." #religion #psychiatry #Catholic — earthpages.org (@earthpages) February 23, 2018 My doctorate is in Psychology and Religion, so this topic is… Read More Spirituality, Religion and Psychiatry – Time for Better Integration

Religion, Science and Society – What doesn’t come down to belief?

  Psychiatric Treatment as Religious Experience | Psychology Today https://t.co/2kwANuVLEt — earthpages.org (@earthpages) August 27, 2017 We have to realize that just about everything comes down to belief, with standardized ‘ritual’ practices, social expectations and taboos. Instead of polarizing the discussion between religion and science, I believe it is more fruitful to take what works… Read More Religion, Science and Society – What doesn’t come down to belief?

Today’s Top Tweet – Armchair psychologists doing more harm than good?

I’m using a really old computer tonight, waiting for more RAM to come in the mail. Rather than carry my newer laptop up and downstairs all the time (which has plenty of RAM), I thought I’d just copy a quote from Today’s Top Tweet instead of using highly.co (which really only works with a half-decent… Read More Today’s Top Tweet – Armchair psychologists doing more harm than good?

Today’s Top Tweet – Is psychiatry “fixated” at a base level of human understanding?

What Is a 'Self'? Here Are All the Possibilities https://t.co/fogkTpvh3q – Lists 10 different perspectives.. why is psychiatry stuck on one? — earthpages.org (@earthpages) December 8, 2016 Is psychiatry “fixated” at a base level of human understanding? Generally speaking, I would say yes and no. Yes… because individual spirituality is often suspect in psychiatric circles.… Read More Today’s Top Tweet – Is psychiatry “fixated” at a base level of human understanding?

Today’s Top Tweets – I hate to say “I told you so…” but I really did

Today’s top tweets all have to do with psychiatry, which is a good follow-up to yesterday’s post. The first tweet points to an anthropological critique. The second to a mainstream psychiatric piece that begs some intelligent reflection; specifically, could some gene mutations be a part of human evolution? And the third to an almost laughable… Read More Today’s Top Tweets – I hate to say “I told you so…” but I really did

Today’s Top Tweets – At one time considered part of psychiatry’s dark history, ECT is on the rise again

When I was an undergrad student taking psychology courses in the mid 1980s, ECT was portrayed as something from one of the dark chapters in psychiatric history. “We know better now” was the general message put out by psychology textbooks. So when I recently heard that ECT was on the rise again, I was truly… Read More Today’s Top Tweets – At one time considered part of psychiatry’s dark history, ECT is on the rise again