Reflections on September 11: A Decade Later

What were you doing on 9/11 when you heard about the attacks? How about the John F. Kennedy assassination and the tsunami and nuclear power plant disasters in Japan? What tragedies do you remember as clearly as if they had happened yesterday, right down to what you had for breakfast and what you wore?

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Some Benefits of Permanent Weight Loss Therapy

When presented with the question, “Why do people regain weight after a diet?” Los Angeles psychologist Dr. Geoffry White explains that, “A food plan does not contain the components to maintain the weight loss.”

In this brief video he outlines some of the concepts behind creating a food plan as part of permanent weight loss psychotherapy.

Video credits: Julie Soller.

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Campus, Inc.

A review of “Campus, Inc: Corporate Power in the Ivory Tower,” concerning the intrusion of big business into higher education. Edited by Geoffry D. White, Ph.D., with
Flannery C. Hauck, Amherst, New York, Prometheus Books, 2000.

by Geoff Berne

If Ted Kaczynski needs a room-mate I am ready to sign myself in after
reading Campus, Inc., an outpouring of rage against the machine of higher
education as it has become since 1980 when the Bayh-Dole Act allowed
corporations to establish patent agreements and other proprietary
relationships with American campuses that would put them in a position to
plunder the entire system for profit.

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Japan Earthquake: How Children can be Affected by PTSD by Directly Witnessing Disasters

In an interview for Australian TV channel Ten News, Los Angeles psychologist Dr Geoffry White talks about how children can be affected by PTSD by directly witnessing disasters such as the recent developments in Japan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7501E3OXSzg

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Political Apathy Disorder: Proposal for a New DSM Diagnostic Category

Political Apathy Disorder (PAD) is proposed as a new DSM diagnostic category for the failure to develop a social conscience. The essential feature is a pervasive pattern of failing to help reduce human suffering in the world combined with overconsumption of society’s limited resources. Those suffering from PAD fulfill the basic DSM criteria of a mental disorder: distress, disability, and increased risk of suffering death, pain, disability, or an important loss of freedom. It is proposed that failure to achieve the characteristics necessary to live a constructive moral life that benefits society should be considered grounds for inclusion in the diagnostic nomenclature.

Originally posted in http://jhp.sagepub.com/content/44/1/47.abstract

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