Todd Essig

My beat is mental health, mental wealth and making the most of living

I'm a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. For 20+ years I've been practicing on 12th Street, around the corner from the Forbes Building and right in the middle of the digital revolution — both of them. Having written for professional audiences and become a not infrequent source (e.g., Wired, New York, NY Times, The Today Show) I figured Web 2.0 was the right time to put my ideas out there myself. First at True/Slant, then Psychology Today, and now at Forbes, my "beat" includes clinical insights and research developments useful for building an authentically good life in our increasingly complex and technologically-mediated world, along with identifying those choices that promise more than they can deliver. Along with my full-time private practice I'm a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the William Alanson White Institute and a Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at New York Medical College.

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    米議会予算局(CBO)は、米上院の共和党指導部が起草した医療保険制度改革法(オバマケア)代替法案、通称「トランプケア」が成立すれば、2018年までに1500万人の米国人が新たに医療保険を失うと予測している。この数字は2026年には2200万人まで膨れ上がる。これは何を意味しているのだろう? こうした ...