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  subscribe to Bruce E. Levine's feed

Posted on: Jan 3, 2017, Source: CounterPunch

People have discovered that their sense of self is in some significant way false.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

We must prepare ourselves by battling each day to regain courage and solidarity.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Speaking with conviction when you don't even believe it is what Harvard characterizes as leadership.

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.