The following is a transcript of Dr. Spiegel’s recent interview of Florian Birkmayer, MD, on the Optimal Living podcast. Jeremy Spiegel: Hello and welcome to Optimal Living with Dr. Jeremy Spiegel. Optimal Living is brought to you by Casco Bay Medical in beautiful downtown Portland, Maine. Optimal Living will bring you ideas and tips to…

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Born and raised in Maine, Samantha Grossman is exceedingly pleasant and polite, which makes her a natural for providing first-rate customer service. She’s very knowledgeable and is a great asset to our team!

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The authors propose to clarify concepts of emotional attunement and failures of attunement in early development derived from theoretical and clinical work (Kohut) and infant psychiatry (Stern). Early attunement failures are experienced as shameful by the infant/child, and without repair, they form a nidus for later destructive adult interpersonal relationships, “social blindness,” and depression. More

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