Blog: Can Addictive Thoughts be Useful?

Can addictive thoughts be useful? Ask anyone on the street whether addictive thoughts are useful and they will think you must be crazy. After all, that sounds like asking about whether having cancer can be useful. "Who would want addictive thoughts?" they might ask, while carefully backing away from you. The notion that there is value in these unwanted thoughts does seem peculiar.

News: Psychoanalysts Urge Immediate Action on Zika Virus

The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) is urging U.S. leaders to recognize and prepare for the potential mental health consequences that can impact families affected by the Zika virus, especially as the virus continues to spread.

News: APsaA Launches Research Bibliography


APsaA Launches Research Bibliography 

The Committee on Research Education (CORE) of the American Psychoanalytic Association has developed an online database of a research bibliography – available here.  This project is of central relevance to research education at institutes as well as to other educators, students, and to both novice and experienced researchers.

Blog: "Let's Make Diapers Accessible and Affordable to Everyone"

Psychoanalytic Institute Supports Project to Address Community Diaper Need
“Let’s make diapers more accessible and affordable to everyone”, President Barack Obama
By Marie Rudden

Blog: Reflecting on Traumatic Brain Injury Month

Kurt Goldstein and Frieda Fromm-Reichmann on Traumatic Brain Injury
Symptoms are an amalgam of neurological injuries and the survivor’s individual physical and psychological efforts to adapt to those injuries
By Harold Kudler, MD

News: APsaA Calls on Governor Snyder to Apologize, Lead By Example

New York, NY – March 8, 2016 – Mental Health experts from the American Psychoanalytic Association are calling on Governor Rick Snyder to lead by example and address the social and emotional damage caused to citizens by the Flint water crisis.

New Video: Exploring the Psychology of Racism

What motivates one human being to hate another because of the color of their skin or ethnicity?
What prompts human beings to feel superior just because of the color of their skin?
What are the effects of racism on both victims and perpetrators?

Blog: Why Do I Get So Hungry Before My Period?

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week I’d like to bring awareness to a lesser known aspect of appetite and disordered eating—the impact of sex hormones and the menstrual cycle on appetite and body image.

Blog: The Hidden Truth About Eating Disorders

The Hidden Truth About Eating Disorders
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Is February 21-27, 2016
Eating disorder patients often use their bodies to express what their minds cannot.  One challenge of treatment is to decode this hidden communication, as in this example:

Blog: Doctor, I Have a Pain in My Heart!

When's the last time a doctor asked you who you loved and who loved you? I'll bet never.