psychology notes.

This site was originally created in 2009 as a virtual repository for all of the various psychology and therapy-related things (quotes, articles, videos, music, pictures) I came across both online and in my work as a psychotherapist. It has morphed into something slightly different in the past four years, and is now perhaps slightly more outward facing, but is still at heart a place for me to collect and share things related to the life of the mind.


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Posts tagged "depression"

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This is important.

TED talks: Sherwin Nuland on electroshock therapy (ECT)

Surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland discusses the development of electroshock therapy as a cure for severe, life-threatening depression — including his own. It’s a moving and heartfelt talk about relief, redemption and second chances.

Medication isn’t a crutch, it’s a bridge between feeling awful and feeling better. You still have to move your legs to get across the bridge, and that’s the work of therapy.
Dr. Ronald Pies, professor of psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Tufts University School of Medicine, on how he responds to those who view antidepressants as merely “covering up the real problem” or as “a crutch”.