Soul murder, the term coined by Leonard Shengold to describe the intentional attempt to stamp out or compromise the separate identity of another person.That is what destructive cults do. I have met so many intelligent people who have been victims of cults. Having high intelligence is no protection from becoming victimized by a cult., Read More
There are times when a diet turns into something else and becomes an eating disorder. No one intends this to happen, but it can when someone becomes so exhilarated at seeing a weight loss and feeling so in control of their weight that they make their diet even stricter and more weight loss follows. And then the diet becomes out of control, like a runaway train. Read More
Most people may not have heard of PANDAS or PANS. I will tell you about PANDAS, because that is the illness about which I am most familiar with clinically. Some researchers say it does not exist. Others are certain that it does, but is rare. Some claim it is even more prevalent than autism but goes undiagnosed and untreated in most children who have it. Read More
The mind, brain, and body are all connected. When we cannot know or express what we are feeling, when we cannot express it in words, the body can express it for us in the form of chronic pain, illness for which no medical cause can be found, eating disorders, self-mutilation, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, and other disorders.
What is the nature of psychosomatic illness? Long before Descartes said that the mind and body were separate, there existed in Western medicine a philosophical dichotomy between mind and body. This disconnect has directed how Western medicine evolved. Read More
Sharon K. Farber, Ph.D. is a Board Certified Diplomate in clinical social work, maintaining a private practice in psychotherapy in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.