Al Galves, Ph.D.

Al Galves, Ph.D.
Al Galves is a retired psychologist who lives in Las Cruces, NM.  He is a member of the board of directors of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry  and MindFreedom International.  He is the author of Harness Your Dark Side: Mastering Jealousy, Rage, Frustration and Other Negative Emotions.  His website is at

Blogs by Al Galves, Ph.D.

The Value of Depression

There is a problem with the conventional wisdom about mental illness. The conventional wisdom is that mental illnesses are caused by chemical imbalances, genetic dynamics and brain abnormalities. That belief encourages people to ignore the meaning of the symptoms and deprives people of an opportunity to learn valuable lessons about themselves, lessons that can help… Read more »

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