Dr. Zwig merges psychology, physics, neuroscience, and music to show how distressing states of mind aren’t pathologies but rather signs of personal growth trying to happen.

How Jeremy Broke Out of His Muteness

Jeremy was a twenty-year-old man who came to my practice in Zurich at the insistence of his parents and doctors. He had stopped speaking, wouldn’t go to his university classes, and had withdrawn into his apartment. When his parents visited him he sat completely still in the corner, wouldn’t talk to them, and didn’t even make eye contact. They forced him to see a psychiatrist who diagnosed him with Selective Mutism Disorder which is a type of social anxiety that makes one clam up in certain situations.

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How Bob Transformed His Depressed Moods

Bob’s Mysterious Depression * A client of mine, Bob, a thirty-nine year-old waiter, complained of chronic depressed moods despite the fact that nothing particularly depressing had occurred in his life. He couldn’t figure out why he always felt down since everything seemed to be in order—he had a...

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Bad States of Mind: Illnesses or Not?

If you’re okay with taking psychiatric medications, you may not want to read this. Also, never stop meds without doctor supervision and therapeutic support. In this blog post I identify a core problem in psychiatry and psychology. At the bottom of the post there's a link to one of my case stories...

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