Thursday, July 12, 2007

Psychiatrists arise!

Shame people into saving the planet! I thought psychiatrists were supposed to be about the business of relieving mental anguish. Not necessarily so when it comes to environmental concerns, says Dr. Steven Moffic, Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in a MedGenMed video editorial:

Therefore, instead of using psychiatric insight and techniques to reduce excessive anxiety, shame, and guilt for global warming these emotions will need to be increased in the unconcerned. This kind of 'help' runs counter to our usual goal of not making people feel worse!

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