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?

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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


Teachers struggle to educate our children, yet we not only expect them to teach, too many communities expect them to buy materials for their students. When will this end?

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Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. — Solomon Ortiz


The history of shock therapy is shrouded, but the information comes to the fore occasionally when a professional provides an overview. Once again coming into favor, it is time to review the information in current research.

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I think, when it comes to psychiatry, that a lot of people are overmedicated. I think when it comes to ECT a lot of people go through too much. I think there’s a lot of guesswork in psychiatry. — Andy Behrman


Not all patients honor the unwritten rule disallowing sex or sexual advances between a healthcare provider and a patient. Handling them is another matter.

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Most bad behavior comes from insecurity. — Debra Winger


Girls are not the only ones sexually abused by predators in our midst. The sexual abuse of boys and young men has been hidden for far too long. Victim shame has kept the predators safe. Now it’s time to shine a light on this crime.

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All my boyhood, all I ever wanted was to be loved. — Norman Wisdom

Dr. Patricia Farrell

Dr. Farrell is a psychologist, WebMD consultant, SAG/AFTRA member, author, interested in film, writing & health. Website: http://t.co/VT8mvcAvRz

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