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“It is more important to
know what kind of person
has a disease than to know
what kind of disease a
person has."
William Osler
About the time needed to get to know someone
and the dire future for  psychiatry check
Dr
Gabbard paper in Psychiatric times (September
2009)
Psychiatry (2009):
"-35 medical students every six weeks,
eight psychiatry clerkship rotations per
years
End of clerkship review:
35 students prescribed medication
26 witnessed ECT
7 co-led groups with a social worker
No one saw a psychiatrist do
psychotherapy
Student comment “I hear that if you
like to talk to patients, try Family
Medicine.”
Why should students believe otherwise?"

Geri Fox,MD Director of psychiatry Undergraduate
Medical Education University of Illinois at Chicago

Thankfully, at Harbor UCLA residents in
training have still the opportunity to be
trained in different modalities of
psychotherapy and we will fight in order
to keep that essential part of our work
alive, in the best interest of all
Bernadette Grosjean MD
"Those who dance are thought crazy by those
who do not hear the music."
"Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves
something and has lost something."

"The biggest problem is not to let people accept new ideas, but to
let them forget the old ones".  
                John Maynard Keynes

Harbor UCLA Medical Center,
Department of Psychiatry  
Torrance California
"It is not because things are difficult
that we don't try, it is because we
don't try that they are difficult".
Sénèque
"Where is psychiatry headed? What the discipline badly needs is close real
diseases from the vast pool of symptoms that DSM keeps reshuffling into
different "disorders." This kind of careful attention to what patients actually
have is called "psychopathology," and its absence distinguishes American
psychiatry from the European tradition. With DSM-V, American psychiatry is
headed in exactly the opposite direction: defining ever-widening circles of
the population as mentally ill with vague and undifferentiated diagnoses and
treating them with powerful drugs".

—Edward Shorter is professor of the history of medicine and psychiatry in the
Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto.

in: The Wall Street Journal February 27, 2010  Why Psychiatry Needs Therapy  A
manual's draft reflects how diagnoses have grown foggier, drugs more
ineffective
The Americanization of Mental
Illness
by Etan Waters
in The New York Times Magazine 1-8,
2010
A Critic at Large
Head Case
Can psychiatry
be a science?
by Louis Menand  
in The New Yorker
March 1,2010
BOSTON REVIEW MAY/JUNE
2010

"Big Pharma, Bad Medicine
How corporate dollars
corrupt research and
education"
Marcia Angell M.D.
"The Kitchen Shrink" a great
contemporary memoir about the
sad and scary evolution of the
profession we love
Check also
Dr Wang comment in the
Huffington Post this 1/21/2011
"It's easier to get a gun than
health care"
How to LEARN? From our mistakes...
Check this TED Talk:

Diana Laufenberg shares 3 surprising things she
has learned about teaching -- including a key insight
about learning from mistakes

and also click the links below for 2 amazing
"Neurosciences updates" on TED (Idea worth
spreading- a website giving us free to some of
the smartest people in the world)

1/Gero Miesenboeck (OXFORD/ OPTIGENETICS)
reengineers a brain In the quest to map the
brain, many scientists have attempted the
incredibly daunting task of recording the activity
of each neuron. Gero Miesenboeck works
backward -- manipulating specific neurons to
figure out exactly what they do, through a series
of stunning experiments that reengineer the way
fruit flies percieve light.


2/Ever been asked about CONNECTOME? One
of my patients kindly educated me about it last
week...so check Sebastian Seung (MIT) talk. He
is a leader in the new field of CONNECTOMICS,
currently the hottest space in neurosciences,
which studies, in once-impossible detail, the
wiring of the brain


(on You Tube) a superb interview of
wonderful analysts about the qualities
required to be an analyst (or a
psychotherapist-ndlr :) "Encounters
through generations" (with French
Subtitles)
Expert on the She Source website
panel
at  
http://www.shesource.org
go to

http://www.shesource.
org/experts/profile/bernadette-grosjean
Pour visioner ma recente
conference a Lausanne (Congres
des Hopitaux de Jour) en
Francais, cliquez sur ce lien
IN THE  JOURNAL OF WILD CULTURE :
A PSYCHIATRIST JOURNEY
MY ESSAY ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHIATRY (click on this title)
OR

GET IT ON AMAZON KINDLE! (WITH ADDITIONAL COMMENTS):
RETHINKING PSYCHIATRY: FROM LOCKED IN TO LOCKED OUT
CLICK ON THIS LINK

NEW OCTOBER 2013:
AN INTERVIEW WITH "THE JOURNAL OF WILD CULTURE" partie 1
-
partie 2   -   partie 3 -        partie 4
Picture copyrights
B.Grosjean 2013
Picture copyrights B.Grosjean 2011
Picture copyrights B.Grosjean 2012
Go onto my VIMEO LECTURES page and
you will be able to watch my Harbor UCLA
Grands Rounds and Psychotherapy lecture
for PGY and LCSW
Check this Great Ted talks on the NPR Ted talk
hour:

THE UNQUIET MIND