How to protect yourself from harm from “therapists”

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“While nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer, nothing is more difficult than to understand him.” — Dostoevsky

Why there is such urgency to get kids back in school and the pushback this is receiving from families

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The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. — Abraham Lincoln

Will a VO weeks before an election make a difference?

Image: Production still from Columbia Pictures for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

An app may be opening doors to the high-powered film execs who can reveal talent where it would have languished.

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I don’t care who you are. When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay, in your head, you’re also writing your Oscar acceptance speech. — Nora Ephron

You think you’re having a COVID-19 nose swab, but they see billions in profit potential.

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There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed. — Mahatma Gandhi

Who among us doesn’t feel helpless in the face of this virus that can kill so quickly despite the age or the social position of the patient?

Medications that heal and keep us healthy also can have psychiatric effects, and therein lies a problem.

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Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided. — Paracelsus

Over the years, psychiatric diagnoses have come and gone with cultural changes and revisions of the psychiatric “bible,” the DSM, but does the profession or the book contain all of them?

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Marijuana has two components; THC and CBD. One makes you high, and the other may have myriad therapeutic uses. How do you choose, and is there a benefit?

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We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption. — John Adams

I would suggest we do not have all the answers we constantly beat our chests professing that we do.

The age of making felt hats using mercury which led to the “Mad Hatter” disorder, may be gone, but environmental hazards still present physical and mental health problems.

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Writing needn’t be a hit-or-miss effort if you have the right tools to enhance and increase what you want to produce.

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Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader — not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon. — E. L. Doctorow

Dr. Patricia Farrell

Dr. Farrell is a psychologist, WebMD consultant, SAG/AFTRA member, author, interested in film, writing & health. Website:

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