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The I-M Story

Let me flash-back to 1982. I had graduated from Sarah Lawrence College two years earlier in 1980 with a BA in Liberal Arts. But in 1982, I decided I wanted to be a physician, and enrolled in the Columbia School of General Studies while continuing in my day job.   I was going to complete […]

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Are Impulsive Kids Actually Trusting Kids?

Are Impulsive Kids Actually Trusting Kids?

I read an intriguing article today by Kurth and Haussmann, two researchers of ADHD out of Colorado.  They are interested in isolating specific risk factors that may account for the dramatic increase in ADHD over the last several decades.  The general debate goes something like this:  Is there more ADHD than there was three decades […]

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The Imax Approach  Part 6

The Imax Approach Part 6

SMALL CHANGES CAN HAVE BIG EFFECTS Over the last few weeks I have introduced you to my concept of the Imax Approach, which I have been working on and refining since 1982.  This week I hope to present one of the remarkable components of this very simple yet profound concept.  I am asking each of […]

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The Imax Approach Part 5

The Imax Approach Part 5

This week I roll out the fourth domain of the Imax, the internal domain of your brain and body. I think readers who have followed this column can appreciate that who we are is profoundly influenced by our home and social domains, and how this has impacted the Ic domain, how we see ourselves and […]

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The Imax Approach 4

The Imax Approach 4

Last week we explored the first two domains, the home and social environments that influence the Imax.  These two domains are external, and represent the attachments we have in our lives.  But those attachments influence the next two domains, the internal domains of the Ic (to be explained below), and the biological domain of our […]

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The Imax Approach  Part 3

The Imax Approach Part 3

Over the last few weeks I have been rolling out the Imax Approach, the idea that people are always at an Imax, doing the best they can at this moment in time.  This week I will explore the first two domains that influence our Imax, the home and social domains. The Four Domains Your home […]

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The Imax Approach  Part 2

The Imax Approach Part 2

I believe people are always doing the best they can at any moment in time.  I call this your Imax, your current maximum potential.  I propose that no one chooses to do worse than their Imax.  You are always doing the best you can.  This does not mean that your current Imax is the best […]

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The Imax Approach Part 1

The Imax Approach Part 1

Is addiction a disease?  Do the kids I work with at CASTLE have a pathological response to drugs and alcohol?  The disease model of addiction is compelling, and has served its purpose in bringing needed attention of healthcare professions and legislators.  My concern about the model is that it continues to stigmatize my patients, and […]

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THE Imax APPROACH: PART 1

THE Imax APPROACH: PART 1

  Is addiction a disease? Do the kids I work with at CASTLE have a pathological response to drugs and alcohol? The disease model of addiction is compelling, and has served its purpose in bringing needed attention of healthcare professionals and legislators. My concern about the model is that it continues to stigmatize my patients, […]

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Decaf, Ok? Part 4

Decaf, Ok? Part 4

I look back on my interaction with Dan as a pivot point in my understanding of who we are as human beings, and want we want.  I began to recognize that, at our core, we simply want to be valued by another human being.  But too often to be valued we first have to be […]