Stories by Bruce E. Levine

Bruce E. Levine is a practicing clinical psychologist. His latest book is Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite. His website is www.brucelevine.net/.  subscribe to Bruce E. Levine's feed

Posted on: Apr 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Psychiatry has a real credibility problem on its hands.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Harvard calls "leadership" speaking with conviction when you don't even believe it.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Historian Thaddeus Russell argues the respectable vs. renegade divide is ignored in American history.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Fascinating research reveals that some people who suffer a psychotic break do better without a lifetime of medication.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Miserable marriages, unhappy families and severe emotional and behavioral problems all have a root cause.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Our belief in “progress” has increased our expectations that life should be more satisfying, resulting in mass disappointment.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's not just Big Pharma.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Many young people diagnosed with mental disorders have acted on their beliefs in ways that threaten authorities.

Posted on: May 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some scary numbers.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2013, Source: AlteNet

The DSM-5 will likely lead patients down a road of over-diagnosis and over-medication.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Evidence suggests that the mere act of watching television may have a pacifying effect.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Shoppers, students, workers, and voters are all seen by consumerism and behaviorism the same way: passive, conditionable objects.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Two researchers say calling these medications "antidepressants" may make marketing sense -- but it's not very scientific.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Viewing depression as a "brain defect" has resulted in the glorification of insipid happiness, particularly among our politicians.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In a society that worships "one market under God," we are forced to be somewhat money-centric in order to survive. At what cost?

Posted on: Feb 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We are increasingly marketing drugs that essentially "cure" anti-authoritarians.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The solution to class exploitation and abuse is always the same: Get conscious, get angry, get energized, and get organized.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Drug industry corruption, scientifically unreliable diagnoses and pseudoscientific research have compromised the values of the psychiatric profession.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Thanks in part to Rand, the United States is one of the most uncaring nations in the industrialized world.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The spirit of liberation psychology--a tradition from Latin American protest movements--has been embraced by U.S. Occupy participants.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

For those who know war only through television, criminalizing it sounds like proposing to criminalize government. But there was a time when the masses made war illegal.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Is it time to repoliticize a great deal of our despair, and reconsider the old-fashioned antidepressant of political activism?

Posted on: Oct 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Police, teachers, the corporate press, mental health professionals -- the guards of the system -- are given small rewards to pacify and control the population.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

How can anti-authoritarian critical thinkers rise above their pessimism and really fight for change?

Posted on: Aug 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Most Americans oppose rule by the corporatocracy but don't have the tools to fight back. Here are three things we need to create a real people's movement.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The ruling elite has created social institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance.

Posted on: May 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The only way to overcome the power of money is regain our courage and solidarity. Here's how to do that.

Posted on: May 13, 2011, Source: Chelsea Green Publishing

Author Bruce Levine describes how government-corporate alliances have created a passive populace, and how Americans can recover dignity, unity, and the energy to do battle.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Bruce Levine discusses his upcoming book "Get Up, Stand Up," which analyzes why Americans have been crushed into inaction and how recent events in Wisc. offer hope for change.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Many treatments for depression are no more effective than placebos.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. military has become increasingly excited about positive psychology techniques. Maybe a better route would be to offer soldiers respect for their critical thinking

Posted on: Apr 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

An interview with investigative reporter Robert Whitaker, about the dramatic increase in mental illness disability and its surprising cause.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Soldiers deployed in combat zones are taking quantities of psychiatric drugs -- and military suicides are on the rise.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2010, Source: OpEdNews.com

We need to take a look at what forces in American society are preventing people from being able to resist tyranny and dehumanization.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Real change seems almost impossible. What are we doing wrong?

Posted on: Dec 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A psychologist asks: Have consumerism, suburbanization and a malevolent corporate-government partnership so beaten us down that we no longer have the will to save ourselves?

Posted on: Jul 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Americans must start to question the legitimacy of the exploitative pharmaceutical-industrial complex and the predatory people atop them.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

At this point, the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly is basically a public menace.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The NIMH is spending $50 million on research to figure out why. Doesn't common sense tell us enough?

Posted on: Feb 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Many Americans think electroconvulsive therapy has been abandoned. But American psychiatry still regards it as a respected treatment, even for kids.

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