In This Issue

What is happening the world of psychology and psychoanalysis

This month we discuss a commencement address from Jonathan Franzen, psychoanalysis in Australia, and the obituary for Leo Rangell, MD
  • Jonathan Franzen: Those of us who love literature often think of Franzen as someone who knows a lot about human nature. His recent insights on technology's relationship to narcissism and love (or the lack thereof) suggests he possesses a lot of psychoanalytic ideas as well. Check out his thought provoking commencement address at Kenyon College.

  • Psychoanalysis on the Internet: Many of you already know about InternationalPsychoanalysis.net. This fantastic resource, started by Arnold Richards, MD, offers psychologically relevant news stories, film and book reviews, blogs, conference announcements and more.

  • Analyze This: Analyze politicians? Check out the discussion of Anthony Weiner and Dominique Strauss-Kahn by psychoanalyst Arnold Goldberg in the online version of Chicago Magazine.

  • Hope for the Couch: Psychoanalysis is making a comeback in Australia. Medicare even helps to pay (though right now, only for psychiatrists) for treatment.  

  • Questions: When patients ask about personal information from psychotherapists, a CNN article by Charles Raison, MD offers advice.

  • Loss: Last month, psychoanalysis lost an influential thinker. See the obituary of Leo Rangell, MD in The New York Times.

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