Category Archives: Ask the Psychologist

Ask The Psychologist Issue #31: The New Leprosy In Our Society As Seen Personally, First Hand

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In Biblical times, people suffering from the skin disease of leprosy were treated as outcasts. … They were forbidden to have any contact with people who did not have the disease and they had to ring a bell and shout “unclean” if anyone approached them. Leprosy symbolizes the defilement of sin, which results in separation from God and the […]

Ask The Psychologist Issue #30: The Difference Between A Disagreement And An Argument

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I recently received a call from my graduate school informing me that it has been 50 years since I have received my PhD. Since they are doing an article about the use of my PhD I received over 50 years, they wanted to know what was most important to me in working with patients and […]

Ask The Psychologist Issue #29: History of Lobotomy and how the Media Reported on it

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THE MORE THINGS CHANGE THE MORE THEY REMAIN THE SAME —              (Previous editorials can be found at www.bartpbillings.com) In graduate school, we were made aware of what was, in the past, described as a Pre-Frontal Lobe Lobotomy. But we were not given the full story of how it was reported on at […]

Ask The Psychologist Issue #28: Harvard Epidemiologist Martin Kulldorff on Vaccine Passports, the Delta Variant, and the COVID ‘Public Health Fiasco’

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Generally, Ask The Psychologist focuses on general psychological issues but over the past year and a half, we have been getting inconsistent information about the world wide pandemic, which leads to psychological mistrust. I always told my interns that if you want to drive people crazy, be inconsistent, never letting a person what is coming […]

Ask The Psychologist Issue #27: Warning: DENIAL can be Hazardous To Your Mental and Physical Health

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Recently I read an article in PSYCHALIVE that is very relevant to what is occurring in the world today. Whether you are dealing with political or medical situations, DENIAL may come into play and prevent, even the brightest people from seeing things clearly. Denial is a defense mechanism used to dull psychological pain, that is […]

Ask The Psychologist Issue #26: Feeling the Sound can be Dangerous to your Health

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The below article I wrote almost 20 years ago and is still relevant today. I remember a Navy Occupational Physician inquiring about the effects of High Intensity/Low Frequency (HF/LF) Sound on the crew of his Aircraft Carrier. Recently, we saw in the news that people in various US Embassy’s (Cuba, China, US facilities, etc.), were experiencing similar problems […]

Ask The Psychologist Issue #25: Solution for Preventing Purchases of Firearms by Individuals with Mental Disorders

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In the short video below, the presenting consultant does an excellent job explaining reasons for gun violence that I agree with, but I feel he missed the most important reason as I explain below.  He fails to include the use of prescription (Black Box Warning Psychiatric Medication) and illegal brain altering drugs, in his description of why there are […]

Ask The Psychologist Issue #24: Identity And Memorial Day

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In psychology, identity is the qualities, beliefs, personality, looks and/or expressions that make a person (self-identity) or group (cultural identity). I recently met a retired school teacher, who thought American History and World History. She stated that when teaching, she took her students on many field trips to foreign countries. Part of the trip involved a visit to an American Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, […]

Ask The Psychologist Issue #23: How Does Fear Affect a Person?

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I have had several people ask me how fear can affect their physical and mental health. We have all heard many expressions in our life that demonstrate how fear could be expressed. Scared stiff, scared straight, he/she is scary, if your car doesn’t scare you it doesn’t go fast enough, heebie-jeebies, makes my blood run […]

Ask The Psychologist Issue #22: Is it a Normal Reaction to be Anxious Prior and After Receiving a Vaccine?

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To answer the question above, that I receive from many people, I can only offer what I have stated in my book, “Invisible Scars”, — When experiencing an abnormal situation, the response of anxiety, depression,etc., becomes a normal reaction — Dealing with emotional reactions requires people to understand first, that many times what you are […]