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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.

Blog: Why Falling In Love Can Be So Scary

In Western culture, falling in love is billed as The Happy Thing: two people find one another, and the story ends, the curtain drops, the credits roll. The problems of loneliness, desire and attachment have been solved.

Blog: Psychological Damage to the Children of Flint Michigan

“If you were going to put something in a population to keep them down for generations to come, it would be lead,” said Dr. Hanna-Attisha of Flint, Michigan.

News: Conference Aims To End Violence Against Women

The International Psychoanalytical Association along with two psychoanalytic societies affiliated with APsaA - the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis will host an interdisciplinary conference aimed at fighting violence against women.

Blog: Institutional responses during the Flint, MI Water Crisis: a Psychoanalytic Understanding

APsaA blog:  from the Task Force on Class and Income Inequality

Institutional responses during the Flint, MI Water Crisis:  a Psychoanalytic Understanding

by Marie Rudden

Psychoanalysts have a considerable amount to offer in understanding the faulty organizational responses to Flint’s water crisis, as our field has a well-developed approach to teasing out unconscious group and organizational processes.

Blog: 100 Years of Understanding War-Related Trauma

Why after every war do “we” look for the newest, most cutting-edge treatments for war-related trauma, rather and simply going to a library?

News: APsaA Calls for Empathy Regarding Plight of Refugees

In light of increasing inflammatory rhetoric directed at refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) has released a new position statement calling for greater understanding and increased compassion.

Psychoanalytic Understanding of War Trauma - Webinars

2016/2017: Understanding War Trauma: A Six-Part Webinar Series from the American Psychoanalytic Association

 

Blog: Talking to Children About Terrorism

 
The trauma experienced from terrorist attacks will provoke a range of immediate and delayed emotional reactions in both adults and children. These may include anxiety, depression, rage, insomnia, nightmares and irritability.
 
Here are some helpful suggestions to keep in mind:

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