HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW TIME IS PERCEIVED

Einstein discovered that time is relative. No one has applied this concept, scientifically to the human condition. All of us know that we perceive differently as we age and in certain circumstances. I have been looking for a mathematical formula to apply to the...

New Genetic Marker for Schizophrenia

Recently, a study was published in which researchers found a specific genetic marker for schizophrenia. This illness is one of, if the most, debilitating type of mental illness with recognition of it around the world in all cultures. Most experts on schizophrenia...

PSYCHOLOGICAL AUTOPSY

It is terribly traumatic to lose a loved one, friend, colleague or even an acquaintance to homicide, suicide or an accidental death, or to a natural death. It is far worse for someone to die when the actual cause of death is in question. In many cases it is very...

NEW SYSTEM TO LABEL MEDS

According to an article in Medscape Psychiatry today there is a new and better system to classify psychotropic medicine. It uses a system of 4 different point. In the first point there is a description of biological target of the drug and the way it works. The second...

Mental Illness and Prison

In doing my regular forensic work this past week I was reminded of the terrible condition our mental health system is in throughout the United States. After each tragedy in America that makes national news involving someone with psychological problems politicians,...

FORENSIC ETHICS

First a bit about forensic psychology. The term forensic comes from another term that means “in the forum” and the forum is in some type of legal setting. Forensic ethics applies to the application of ethical principles to the work psychologists do in the...

LOSS OF A GREAT FRIEND AND FAMILY MEMBER

Today June 9th 2009 I returned from being overseas to find my dog Thunder dying. The exilleration of getting a puppy is nothing in the way of feelings to those in losing that pet almost 12 years later. He seemed to hang on waiting for to arrive home to say goodbye....

FRIENDSHIP

Friendship is a rather interesting phenomena. Who are friends are and what we do to maintain our friendship often reflects significantly on us as individuals. This is a story; one that is true. I grew up in a suburb of Chicago and actually lived in the City for a...

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGISTS

One person asked a question regarding why forensic psychologists participate in police abuses and that included conducting evaluations in prisons and jail. The question presupposes a premise that forensic psychs actually do participate in police abuses. As a group...

April 22, 2009 My Dog Thunder and Letting Go

I just arrived home from a business trip to Chicago. My dog Thunder is a Tatra, Polish Mountain Sheepdog. He is loyal friend and we have been through a lot together. The typical age of dogs from his breed pass away is 11-12 years. Thunder is 11 1/2 years and he is...