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Think Fast

By John M. Dyckman, PhD Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 46 seconds. An athletically built young man in his mid-20s, neatly attired in a business suit, consulted me to deal with “rage issues,” “depression,” and a desire to get to the “root” of his relationship with his mother. He told me that he had been raised Read More

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Migraine Headache in a Resistant Patient

Milton H. Erickson Unpublished manuscript, 1936. Estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 42 seconds. An admonition from William Alanson White, M.D., then Superintendent of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, was given to this writer early in his psychiatric career, and a year or so later he was again given the same admonition by Adolf Meyer, M.D. Both strongly advised Read More

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Age Progression by Noboru Takaishi

Age Progression by Noboru Takaishi, M.D. A 28-year-old male physician, who had done well in medical school in Japan, began working on a doctoral thesis at the surgery department of a national university that was not his alma mater. He also was working at the hospital where his father was a staff physician. He started Read More

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Svengali in Arizona

TIME, OCTOBER 22, 1973 Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 18 seconds. A shy, gap-toothed young woman arrives at the simple home of a doctor in Phoenix, Ariz. She says she is em­barrassed about her teeth and bashful with men. Then, with sudden force and apparent malice, the doctor commands her to practice spurting water through her Read More

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