“I had a black dog, his name was depression.”   Leave a comment

Depression is sometimes compared to “Living with a black dog.” Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many are afraid to talk about their struggles and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely treatable. This video and a second in the Black Dog series, “Living with a black dog,” advises people with depression The Black Dog videos were produced by writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone in collaboration with the World Health Organization.
For the second video “Living with a black dog,” please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VRRx7Mtep8

Posted November 17, 2018 by Les Linet MD in Child, Adult and Family Psychiatry

Which tests are valuable in diagnosing ADHD   Leave a comment

Will Parental Alienation finally be a DSM diagnosis?   Leave a comment

Will Parental Alienation Syndrome finally be in the DSM, the official Diagnostic Manual published by the American Psychiatric Association?


my3littleducksnevercameback   Leave a comment

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Narcissistic Abuse: An Unspoken Reality   Leave a comment


Richard Grannon made this documentary for all the victims of narcissistic abuse who felt as unheard and misunderstood as he did. For everyone who had their family and friends look at them like they were crazy when they tried to describe the issues within the relationship or who even had people turn their back on them for saying that something was wrong.

And especially for everyone who endured going to a therapist or counsellor only to be told by a “professional” that narcissistic abuse wasn’t real and the problems were all inside their own head.
Narcissistic abuse is real and highly destructive and it’s time this issue not be swept under the carpet anymore.


Erasing Family   Leave a comment

Courtesy of Craig Childress, Psy.D., I viewed rough cuts of a documentary film about parental alienation called “Erasing Family.” The documentary includes stories told by targeted parents. Most powerful are statements by now-reunited children.  This is strong stuff. Some of you may cry watching the 2 related videos.



The director and producers have met much resistance, including a Court order to remove it from YouTube and having it censored in Argentina. They need funding. Go to their website. http://erasingfamily.org/

If you wish, you may contribute.

Gaslighting   Leave a comment

Gaslighting is a technique of twisting and spinning information with the intent of making victims doubt their own perceptions and reality.

The term derives from a 1938 play, later adapted to the film Gas Light released in 1940 and 1944. The plot involves the psychological manipulation by a husband who attempts to convince his wife that she is insane. He manipulates aspects of their environment, and then insists that she is mistaken or delusional. The film title refers to his dimming the gas lights in the house, but the husband insists his wife just imagined the change.

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