Power Without Pills

One Psychiatrist's Guide to Healing and Growth

An upcoming book by Frank S. Murphy, D.O.

Frank Murphy and Freud Bust

Frank Murphy in his office in Longview, Texas.

About me

I am a psychiatrist in private practice. I received my postgraduate medical training in Boston, New York City, and Dallas. In addition to being a busy clinician, forensic psychiatrist, addiction expert, and mindbody expert, I am a scientist and visionary philosopher.

Through experience, self observation, interviewing others, and testing I have determined the following:

My mind’s strengths allow me to think ahead of the game — to imagine or anticipate what should come next in just about any situation. Because my mind is equally skilled in the numerical and verbal universes, I can draw from multiple sources of information to come up with great ideas. The timelessness of my vision and the balance between my various skills are what make me a Visionary Philosopher.

In addition to my strengths in math and linguistics, I have a knack for matching and anticipating patterns. These skills and my uncanny ability to detect the underlying blueprint of most of life’s situations add to my Visionary Philosopher mind. Two philosophers who share the same combination of skills I possess are Plato and Baruch Spinoza. Spinoza had insight into how things worked in the world. He could envision a future based on the patterns he saw in life, and used mathematical logic as a structure within which to present his philosophical arguments. With that base he was able to use logic to formulate his theories. Borrowing from his linguistic strengths he wrote eloquent texts and, therefore, was able to bring his philosophical ideas and structure to the rest of the world. His story exemplifies the talents that are present in the Visionary Philosopher intellectual type.

Whatever I decide to do in life, I’ve got a powerful mix of skills and insight that can be applied in a wide variety of ways. I can expand your mind to understand a situation. My strong balance of math and verbal skills help me explain things to others. For example, if we were on an archaeological dig and I discovered an object, I could probably use my deductive powers to figure out not only what the object was but also how it was used and explain it to your grandmother so that she easily understood. Given my ability to put things together, I am more than capable of inventing a life plan that is in synch with my perspective on how things were, how they are, and how they might be one day.