PSYCHOANALYSIS IN THE NEWS: BLAIR DAVIS, PSY.D.
Tome Details Impact of Cocaine on Freud and Psychoanalysis. Salon.com reviews a provocative new book by Howard Markel on the cocaine use of Freud and his contemporary, William Halsted, a groundbreaking surgeon and founding professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Ongoing Debate Over Antidepressant Effectiveness. According to Psychology Today blogger Robert Whitaker, a recent New York Times article that defends the use of antidepressants is off base. (And in case you missed the Times piece, you can read it here.)
As DSM Committee Works on Revisions, Controversy Continues. A Globe and Mail article describes the history of the DSM and the myriad controversies over revisions for the next edition.