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When a Sociopath Is Hell Bent on Destroying You Sociopaths (anti-social personality, psychopath) can decimate a life. The mental, emotional or physical trauma can be stunning. The aftermath of sociopathic is unique because the assault instills a dim world view, a shaky sense of safety and a feeling that one has been visited by evil. Here are 16 points of focus to begin recovery.
Why Do People Get Angry at Women Who Stay... As part of the feature, “Up for Discussion,” at Zócalo Public Square, a panel of experts (myself included) was asked to provide a brief answer to the question below. Our … ...
The Emotional "Trials" of Trial Independence (ages 18 - 23) For many last stage adolescents (18 - 23) independence can prove too much of a good thing when they flounder in so much freedom, become stressed out, and experience emotional crisis as a result. At this juncture, parents can be of help.
4 Unique Strategies to Successfully Manage Your Anxiety... Anxiety is one of the most commonly encountered problems in the mental health field, yet one of the most misunderstood and complicated ones. If you are struggling with anxiety, regardless … ...
Working Moms Have Healthier, More Successful Kids Though we spend more time with our kids these days than decades ago, it may not be improving their developmental outcomes. A study of family time diaries shows that family income is a better predictor of children's academic and psychological outcomes than the amount of individual attention they receive from their parents between the ages of 3 and 11.
3 More Mental Health Tips that Miss the Mark In February we shared five mental health tips that get recommended over and over but actually aren’t accurate. This month we asked different clinicians to set the record straight on more myths. Here’s what they shared. 1. Myth: It’s important to have a job you’re … ...
ADHD, I’ve Had Enough You know what? I’ve had enough of this damned ADHD. Yeah, I know I can’t cure it. I know I can’t change it. I know that ADHD symptoms are going … ...
What Bipolar Isn’t Part III: Schizophrenia This post is part three of four about mental illnesses that are often mistaken for bipolar disorder or one another in general: major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and … ...
Is Bed Meditation as Good as Sitting Meditation? Mindfulness practice can be learned at Buddhist meditation centers of various types and in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes. Classes are widely available and people are flocking to classes all around … ...
The (Somewhat) Forgotten Kardashian: Rob’s Hidden Pain... It seems as though we cannot make it through a single day without some news about the Kardashian family. Whether it’s about Kim’s fashion, Bruce Jenner’s transition or extended family … ...
Zoe Kravitz Drew From Past Eating Disorder for New... Zoe Kravitz, the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, is just starting to make a name for herself in Hollywood but people shouldn’t assume that her talented pedigree has prevented … ...
8 Tips For Teasing Lovingly To Relieve Partnership Tension Healthy teasing can make partners feel safe and free. Unhealthy teasing can make partners feel unsafe and unfree. Here are a few ideas about how to stay on the healthy side of teasing, especially when your working to expand how safe and free you both feel.
The Esperanto of Empathy Stumbled upon this amazing video on Facebook.  A Facebook friend commented: “People are beautiful.” Yes, they are.  I think – and this might be overly optimistic of me to say … ...
APA Urges End to Persecution of Women On anniversary of Boko Haram kidnappings, organization asks Congress to move on legislation, UN convention
Risk Factors in Recovery From Sexual Betrayal At the recent CSAT convention in February the emphasis was on partners and couples recovering from the posttraumatic stress of sex addiction. The numerous lectures covered a wide range of … ...
How couples can resolve their biggest fights over money Money is one of the biggest sources of marital discord and it can be one of the toughest to resolve.
The Experience Machine Reloaded In a famous thought experiment, philosopher Robert Nozick tried to refute hedonism, or the idea that pleasure is the best and pain is the worst. But not so fast, please.
Ketamine Treatment/Rapid Relief From Depression The Latest on Ketamine Will Ketamine be the new prescription to treat depression in people who have bipolar? The use of Ketamine has been undergoing research for a short while … ...
The Negative Is Easier to Believe   I used to love the movie, Pretty Woman, as a teenager.  Any time it would come on television, I would watch it.  I think it was the romance of it all that got to me.  At the time, I was old enough to like romance … ...
Gracing Clients’ Lives Boomer died suddenly at age 9, leaving a trail of progeny and well wishes for his therapy work with clients.