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5 Things You Can Do on World Bipolar Day Tomorrow, March 30th is World Bipolar Day.  Here are five ways you can increase awareness of bipolar disorder (or mental health in general). Link to an educational or personal story … ...
Service Dogs Evolve to Meet Changing Needs Services dogs, kind of like the ones you see for the hearing and sight impaired, can also be found to help individuals working on their sobriety. People and dogs have … ...
Growing Up With A Depressed Parent They may never have been diagnosed, but you knew. Almost from babyhood, you knew something was wrong with your parent. They were glum. Unsmiling. Depressed. As a baby, they tell … ...
Social Worker Month: 10 Reasons for Social Workers to... As some of you know, March is National Social Work month; it was officially recognized as such by the White House in 1984. Since 1984, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has been selecting a different topic to focus on each year. This year, … ...
Natural chemical helps brain adapt to stress A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience -- the ability to adapt to repeated and acute exposures to traumatic stress.
Depression vs. Avoidance Personality Disorder What’s the difference? I was reading about Cluster C disorders and came across avoidance personality disorder. Avoidant personality disorder is a Cluster C personality disorder. Those affected display a pattern … ...
The Perfect Personality Trait For Intelligent People The most fundamentally important personality trait for a thoughtful person of any political hue. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
ADHD and Adults: How to Create a Routine When... Maybe you’re an entrepreneur. Maybe you’re a real estate agent or writer. Maybe you’re an artist or a photographer. Maybe you’re a graphic or web designer. Maybe you’re a coach or consultant. Maybe you’re an attorney with your own practice. Whatever your profession, you aren’t … ...
How Does Psychoanalysis Work? Someone recently told me that before coming to see me they thought that people laid on the couch when they go to therapy. “That’s psychoanalysis,” I replied. “Some people still … ...
Never Underestimate Your Partner’s Defenses. Here’s Why. All your psychological defenses exist to protect you from perceived ego threats. So any person menacing basic feelings of safety or security will compel you to react negatively.
God Knows Where I Am This documentary takes us into the life of Linda Bishop, and her family and caregivers. She was found dead in a New Hampshire home several months after her hospital discharge.
Does Anyone Ever Regret Having Kids? The answer is “yes,” as discussed with great honesty in this article. Most of the time, no matter how ambivalent we may be about becoming parents, once the little one … ...
Scrupulosity OCD — You Have Choices! “I’m such a sinner. I’m supposed to have pure thoughts. I’m so wicked!” Destiny’s incessant thoughts compelled her to pray, sing hymns, confess, and repent to no avail. Her religious leaders kept telling her that she was not a sinner. They reassured her by telling … ...
Brain changes make some older adults more vulnerable to scams A biological basis for financial exploitation in the elderly has now been identified by researchers. The exploited older people in their study had more atrophy and less connectivity in two key areas of the brain. One region signals a person when something significant is happening around them, and the other tells them how to read social cues, like other people's intentions.
#240 Women’s Equality: Anchored in Biology Women’s rights are not secure. That much is clear. A change in administration in the US has meant that everything is up for grabs. Fortunately for women thousands of people … ...
ADHD, No Two Alike I write a lot about what it is like to have ADHD. And I get a lot of feedback about how appreciative others are to find out that they aren’t … ...
She’s Got Asperger’s? The Underdiagnosis of Girls With AS... Dr. William Mandy has done some fascinating work exploring the conventional wisdom that many more boys than girls have Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). The research of Dr. Mandy and his associates … ...
Could a Blood Test for Cancer Be Dangerous? Can a blood test for cancer be dangerous?
Today I Love Loud Mornings Today I love loud mornings when the air is full of sounds and songs and sweet cold oxygen. I love the rowdy robin’s raucous ruckus and the clever cardinal’s clear … ...
Crack of Dawn Workouts By getting up at 4:30 a.m., I have already made a powerful statement to myself that I am willing to work for what I want in a single-minded, extremely determined way.