Ask Beatty – 05.19.20


1.  The Coronavirus pandemic has given us all a time to re-evaluate virtually everything in our lives including our health, work, relationships and lifestyle.  Beatty discusses how we can turn this crisis into opportunities that we never dreamed possible.
   My guests today are Dr. John Breeding, Ph.D, a psychologist and  activist who has been challenging the psychiatric practice of electroshock for almost 20 years.  He has served on the advisory board of the World Association of Electroshock survivors for many years and was instrumental in the passage of significant legislation providing protection for Texas citizens regarding the use of electroshock in Texas.  He is a founding member of the Coalition for the Abolition of Electroshock in Texas and is the author of 5 books; his most recent Leaving Home:  The Journey from Birth to Emerging Adulthood.  His website is
My second guest is Sarah Price Hancock, MS, CRC, a certified rehabilitation counselor, former adjunct professor at San Diego State University's internationally recognized rehabilitation counseling program, activist and a 10 year survivor of 116 bilateral ECT treatments. 
And I am thrilled to also have world renowned psychiatrist, researcher and author Dr. James Gilligan, MD join the discussion. Dr. Gilligan is best known for his series of books entitled Violence, where he draws on 25 years of work in the American prison system to describe the motivation and causes behind violent behavior.
In preparing for today's show about ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY, I reviewed some of the current literature and interviewed 2 psychiatrists and a neurologist whose views about ECT were discussed in today's show, since I always seek to present a balanced  perspective on the various subject matters that I deal with.
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Ask Beatty – 05.04.20


1.  Are you continuing to do what is in your best interest?  Take my test and find out.
2.  My guest today is Chaim Steinberger, an extraordinary New York divorce attorney.  Chaim went through his own nasty divorce and said to himself, ''there's got to be a better way." He now dedicates his life to practicing that better way. Today's discussion dealt with the Perils of Pre-Nups.  According to Mr. Steinberger, having a Pre-Nup can create significant risk to pending nuptials and for many, provides no real benefit. 2/3 of people surveyed believe that a Pre-Nup would weaken their relationships and likely increase their chances for divorce.  However, he also believes that there are certain situations where Pre-Nups are absolutely necessary and advices couples to view them as 'loving plans for our marriage, "
Mr. Steinberger can be reached at 212-964-6100.  His website is
To Life and Love,

Ask Beatty – 05.04.20


1.  Are you doing what is in your BEST interest during these trying times? Reminders to help keep you safe and sane.
2.  An Essential Mental Health Check In.  See how well you are doing.
3.  The coronavirus is changing the way we date.  What we can learning about love, relationships and dating that can help us in ways we never dreamed possible.
To Life and Love and Keeping Safe and Sane 


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