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22 Nov

Rock-a-Bye Bébé

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This is the third in a series of blog posts based on Pamela Druckerman’s “Bébé Day by Day.” The following excerpts are taken directly from Chapter 3: Here’s a French paradox: French babies often sleep through the night by three or four months old, or even sooner. Yet their parents don’t make them “cry it […]

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21 Nov

Bébé Einstein

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This is the second in a series of blog posts based on Pamela Druckerman’s “Bébé Day by Day.” The following excerpts are taken directly from Chapter 2: The French believe that babies aren’t helpless blobs. They treat even newborns like tiny, rational people who understand language and can learn things (when they’re taught gently and […]

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20 Nov

A Croissant in The Oven

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For the next few weeks I’m going to do a series of blog posts based on Pamela Druckerman’s international best seller “Bringing Up Bébé.” These bits and pieces of parenting techniques come from her experience of raising her children in France. Her second book condenses her first down to 100 keys to French parenting. I […]

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7 Nov

Psychopharmacology Part 2

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As the two classes of drugs that had been responsible for launching the psychopharmacology revolution plunged in sales, strides were made to rehabilitate the psychiatry field. Psychiatrists had a distinct advantage in that they were physicians and the only individuals able to write prescriptions for psychotropic drugs at that time. If the image of the […]

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2 Oct

Psychopharmacology Part 1

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To better understand the history of psychopharmacology, here is a simplified timeline: 1950s: Seemed as though new breakthrough drugs are being discovered every year. Psychiatry emerged as the fastest growing specialty in medicine. 1961: Thomas Szas, a psychiatrist at the State University of New York in Syracuse argued that, “psychiatric disorders weren’t medical in kind, […]

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