“Nearly all emotional disorders are disorders of love, and we heal from these disorders to the degree that we learn to give and to accept love.” Peter Breggin, MD
The following is an excerpt taken from an article by Peter Breggin, MD, entitled Are Emotional Disorders Really Disorders of Love? (Published by Mad In America on 26 November 2018):
Love and empathy are key to our social nature. Across the psychological, spiritual and political spectrums, many thoughtful people have concluded that love and its expression as empathy are the central principles of living a good and productive life.
Historically, the importance of love and empathy had its initial and perhaps still fullest expression in the teaching of Christ: to love God, to love one another, and to follow the Golden Rule—to treat others as we would want them to treat us. The Old Testament, Buddhism and many other religious documents…
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