Author Archives: Joseph A DePinto, LCSW

Where Are The New Advances in Psychotropics?

All of our current antidepressants, antipsychotics and anti-anxiety drugs share the same molecular targets in the brain as their prototypes from the 1950s. Read the article here in the NY Times. Advertisements

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Now I Understand

Okay, now I get what Ernie Anastos was talking about.

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Separated At Birth

Joe the Plumber and the Colossus of New York. One is an ugly monster and the other is a very underrated 1958 movie.

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Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care

As a social work professor, I try to instill in my students the idea that we must really know our clients to be able to help them.

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My grandfather Matteo Barbaro at Steeplechase Park, Coney Island NY

I grew up in Coney Island which is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. During that time, Steeplechase Park was still open and my grandfather operated the Caterpillar ride. The caterpillar ride debuted at Steeplechase Park in 1925. The ride featured … Continue reading

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Dangers of Social Media

Non clinician view: I really don’t give a $hit about Manti Te’o. When (not really a) Dr. Phil is all over it, it’s time to ignore. Clinician view: This is a direct result of fragile egos testing hopefully real life … Continue reading

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Snow in Coney Island

My hometown was hit very hard by super storm Sandy. The new blanket of snow adds a quiet beauty.

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