Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Death of Your Partner

June 22, 2017

By Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD We humans are above all social beings. Our evolutionary success and survival depended on it and still does. A significant part of us prompts us to cooperate, exchange affection, display altruism, […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: What is Normal?

April 12, 2017

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA I have often been asked what is normal in humans regarding their thinking, behavior, and their feelings. Here is my answer: A normal human being is a person that — given […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Let’s Talk About Religion

February 27, 2017

 Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Religious narratives and practices are almost universal. All such narratives share certain characteristics centered around a powerful deity, whether it is called God, Theos, Gott, Dieu, Allah, Elloheim, YHWH, or […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Normality revisited

May 7, 2016

 Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Our brain is an ambitious organ. It tries to do too many things — often contradictory — in its effort to accommodate conflicting traits of our nature. Our nature […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Wooden Headedness

March 17, 2016

Why Humans — as Individuals, as Groups, and Nations — Repeatedly Make Faulty Decisions Against Our  Self Interest — Unable to Profit or Learn from the Harm Done Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA There must be a built in “goofiness” […]