Dale Archer

Dale ArcherDale Archer is a renowned Medical Doctor. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his MD from School of Medicine. He further completed his internship from University of Texas in Internal Medicine. He has completed his residency in Psychiatry. He is also the founder of the Institute for Neuropsychiatry in Lake Charles. He founded this institute in 1988. This board certified Psychiatrist has also worked as a prison psychiatrist. He has been a part of successful radio shows as well.  He has also shared his knowledge by writing articles and books. He is also the Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
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Born: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Occupation: Psychiatrist
Education: Tulane University
Books: Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional
Specialties: Include Chemical Imbalances of the brain relationships and personal responsibility

You have to understand that PTSD has to be an event that you experience, a very traumatic event. And actually, there is evidence that brain chemistry changes during this event in certain individuals where it's imprinted indelibly forever and there's an emotion associated with this which triggers the condition.

The thing about post-traumatic stress disorder, we know about one in five, about 20 percent of individuals that are exposed to a direct traumatic stress will develop this disorder.

You cannot get PTSD from reading a book or from hearing a story, even repeated stories over and over.

I think the key for a child to do well in a divorce is, very simply, you have to be honest with them.

Kids take work, effort, love, blood, sweat and tears and are a full time job. You have to commit, for better or worse and then give your all and hope for the best. The one thing you can never, ever do is give up and say, 'Oooops, never mind, my bad, you can take this one back!'

I did live through Katrina and also Hurricane Rita, which hit Lake Charles. Interestingly, when Katrina hit, they evacuated and Lake Charles was one of the evacuation destinations. We opened up the civic center of the city to the evacuees and provided them free medical and psychiatric care there.

Upper education used to open doors. Not so true anymore. The degree used to be a screening tool, but that is falling by the wayside as there are a glut of college grads on the market.

To my knowledge, there have been no studies done on the effects of antidepressants and altitude. But it is hugely important to find out if there are side effects. We should also find out what are the effects on fine motor skills and reaction time. These are all important questions that should be assessed.

We put more emphasis on who can drive a car than on who can be a parent. And I think there ought to be mandatory parenting classes starting in high school, and you should have to have a license to be able to be a parent to explain that you don't give alcohol to kids.

Beauty is an asset, just like physical prowess, charisma, brains or emotional intelligence. The key with any gift is in the way that you use it. It doesn't define you as a person. Rather, it's an asset to be used judiciously and with an understanding of how it is just a small part of who you are.


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