Quoted in:

“How to Live LIfe to the Fullest”.  March 5, 2015.

“Experts:  Docs should Ask about Patients’ Military History”, and February 16, 2015

“Nationwide Campaign Urges Doctors to ask if Patients  are Veterans”. News.  February 15, 2015

“Will You Be My Therapist? Expert Advice on Finding the Right One: Chicago Psychiatrist Prudence Gourguechon on How to Get the Most From Psychotherapy”, Wall Street Journal September 22, 2014.

“After Divorce or Job Loss Comes the Good Identity Crisis”, Wall Street Journal July 30, 2013.

Dealing with Dysfunction, Legal Management, March 2012.  pp 39-42

“Time for a Good Old-Fashioned Nervous Breakdown”,  Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2012

“The Word That’s Ticking Everyone Off”, February 2011

Bonds:  The Many Powers of Maybe”, Wall Street Journal 11/1/10

Bonds:  Why do Compliments Cause so much grief?”, Wall Street Journal 5/4/10.

“Making Shabby Chic, Again” New York Times, October 15, 2009.  Link to New York Times

Unfree Associations by Douglas Kirsner. (book) 2009

“A psychoanalytic lesson in the politics of female power”
Denver Post, August 25, 2008
Link to Denver Post

“Is There Proof That Psychotherapy Works?”, August 22, 2008
Link to

“Here’s Looking at Me, Kid” New York Times, July 20, 2008
Link to New York Times

“New Documentation of MH Problems in Veterans Spurs Calls for Action”
Mental Health Weekly, Vol. 18, No. 17, April 28, 2008
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“Freud is widely taught at universities, except in the psychology department ” The New York Times (Ideas & Trends), November 25, 2007
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“Sure ’tis Freud that’s crazy: But did he really say the Irish were beyond the help of psychoanalysis?”
from Chicago Sun-Times, March 11, 2007
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“Why do they do it?”
from Chicago Sun-Times, February 21, 2007
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“Psychoanalysis Reinterpreted: To help keep Freudian therapy alive, researchers are using modern science to measure the process”
from Newsday, February 20, 2007
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“Psychoanalysis—couch and all—still going strong”
from Ward Rounds (Northwestern University Medical School Alumni Magazine) Winter 2006-2007 by Janet DeRaleau
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“Analyst’s couch maker finds a niche in shrinking market”
Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2005
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“AMA prescribes low gift diet”
from Chicago Tribune, August 29, 2001
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Letter to the Editor, “What is it about 20-something’s?”, New York Times Magazine, 9/5/10

Letter to the Editor, “Mind over Meds”, New York Times, 4/25/10

Letter to the Editor,  “Mental Health Care is Essential for our Iraq Veterans”, New York Times, 1/21/08



WBUR “Here and Now”-Archives March 26, 2008 Scroll to “Presidential Dreams” and click on LISTEN

MedPage Today
“APsaA: Psychoanalysts Emphasize Need for Long-Term Care for Vets with PTSD” by Kristina Fiore (January 2009)



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