Journal of Clinical and Experimental Toxicology

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Hormesis: the difference between a poison and a medication

As a holistic psychiatrist and integrative psychoanalyst who is dedicated to facilitating deep and enduring change in psychotherapy patients, my commitment is to understanding why patients with longstanding emotional injuries and scars are so often reluctant to relinquish their maladaptive ways of being and doing, even when those dysfunctional behaviors are costing them dearly. Although once necessary and even adaptive, those defenses have long since outlived their usefulness.

Author(s): Martha C Stark