Blog: Why Do I Get So Hungry Before My Period?

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week I’d like to bring awareness to a lesser known aspect of appetite and disordered eating—the impact of sex hormones and the menstrual cycle on appetite and body image.

Blog: The Hidden Truth About Eating Disorders

The Hidden Truth About Eating Disorders
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Is February 21-27, 2016
Eating disorder patients often use their bodies to express what their minds cannot.  One challenge of treatment is to decode this hidden communication, as in this example:

Blog: Why Falling In Love Can Be So Scary

In Western culture, falling in love is billed as The Happy Thing: two people find one another, and the story ends, the curtain drops, the credits roll. The problems of loneliness, desire and attachment have been solved.

Blog: Doctor, I Have a Pain in My Heart!

When's the last time a doctor asked you who you loved and who loved you? I'll bet never.

Blog: Psychological Damage to the Children of Flint Michigan

“If you were going to put something in a population to keep them down for generations to come, it would be lead,” said Dr. Hanna-Attisha of Flint, Michigan.

News: Conference Aims To End Violence Against Women

The International Psychoanalytical Association along with two psychoanalytic societies affiliated with APsaA - the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis will host an interdisciplinary conference aimed at fighting violence against women.

Blog: Institutional responses during the Flint, MI Water Crisis: a Psychoanalytic Understanding

APsaA blog:  from the Task Force on Class and Income Inequality

Institutional responses during the Flint, MI Water Crisis:  a Psychoanalytic Understanding

by Marie Rudden

Psychoanalysts have a considerable amount to offer in understanding the faulty organizational responses to Flint’s water crisis, as our field has a well-developed approach to teasing out unconscious group and organizational processes.

Blog: 100 Years of Understanding War-Related Trauma

Why after every war do “we” look for the newest, most cutting-edge treatments for war-related trauma, rather and simply going to a library?

News: APsaA Calls for Empathy Regarding Plight of Refugees

In light of increasing inflammatory rhetoric directed at refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) has released a new position statement calling for greater understanding and increased compassion.

Psychoanalytic Understanding of War Trauma - Webinars

2016/2017: Understanding War Trauma: A Six-Part Webinar Series from the American Psychoanalytic Association