Dr. Stanley Goldstein - Author and Psychologist

A Psychologist's Thoughts on Clinical Practice, Behavior, and Life

Postpartum Depression in Fathers

May 29, 2018

Tags: postpartum depression, pregnancy, mother, father, depression

Postpartum depression is a term which has usually been applied to mothers. And who can wonder at this for, after the birth of her child, the motherís life irrevocably changes. Her first priority must now be the welfare of her child who is wholly dependent upon her for its continued existence.

But a (more…)

Overcoming Disability

May 22, 2018

Tags: Tom Wolfe, Stanley Falkow, disability

Tom Wolfe changed both journalism and literature despite suffering with painful scoliosis and a spinal injury which required a walking stick. Stanley Falkow, a world-famous bacteriologist, suffered with panic attacks which confined him to his home and lab. He overcame them through will-power, by forcing himself to take long-distance flights.

I found it interesting (more…)

Distressed Mothers

May 16, 2018

Tags: child, mother, ill child

Being a parent is never easy but it's particularly difficult when your child is ill.
Not with the commonplace cold or pinkeye which every child gets, but with a chronic
medical condition which requires continual monitoring and intervention.

A Norwegian study revealed the effect which having a child with a
congenital heart defect has (more…)

Is Pepper Spraying a Child Ever Acceptable?

May 9, 2018

Tags: child, police, pepper spray

A news article once described an eight-year-old, second grade Colorado boy who was pepper sprayed by the police after he tore a sharp piece of wood from the wall and then tried to stab teachers with it. The ensuing debate revolved about whether the police had behaved judiciously. Was it ever right to pepper (more…)

The Problem That Children Suffering With Cancer Have With Friendships

May 7, 2018

Tags: children, cancer, friendships

The Problem That Children Suffering With Cancer Have With Friendships

Experiencing cancer is difficult at any age but is particularly difficult for children. So much of how children relate depends on appearance, that a potential friend seems like them, and some medical treatments impact how one looks. Even to the degree that a child (more…)