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Medication Overuse, Underuse, or All of the Above? It seems like we have the capacity to care about medication overuse or a lack of psychiatric treatment. Why not both?
Looking for Sobriety? Here Are 8 Unusual Treatment Programs...   Most treatment facilities provide group therapy, individual counseling sessions, holistic therapies, physical education and often a physician-managed detox center. Some rehabs offer more programs and perks than others, but … ...
7 Reasons Forgiveness Is Your Nature Forgiveness, most agree, is the right thing to do. It’s also an inner ability to access certain resources and cultivate the strength and courage needed to choose to take the higher road.  And the higher … ...
7 Reasons Forgiveness Is Your True Nature Forgiveness, most agree, is the right thing to do. It’s also an inner ability to access certain resources and cultivate the strength and courage needed to choose to take the higher road.  Arguably, it’s a key aspect … ...
In-Visioning Your Life “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”- George Bernard Shaw Do you have … ...
It’s Time to Banish New Year’s Resolutions One of the most difficult therapeutic processes is confronting the forgotten oaths/promises/resolutions a person has unconsciously internalized which continue to cause harm. Oaths are made to never forget the pain of a broken heart. Promises are forged of not turning into a dysfunctional parent. Resolutions … ...
You May Need to Rethink Medication for ADHD Let me start by saying that the decision to give medication to a child always rests with the parent. If a parent feels uncomfortable about medication, they should not be shamed or coerced into feeling differently. That being said, there is a lot of misinformation … ...
The late effects of stress: New insights into how the brain responds to trauma A new study has shown how a single instance of severe stress can lead to delayed trauma. A stressful incident can lead to increased electrical activity in a brain region known as the amygdala. This activity is delayed and is dependent on a molecule known as the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor (NMDA-R), a protein on nerve cells known to be crucial for memory functions.
The Myth of “As Soon As” Linda: There can be a lot of ideas floating around in our mind that aren’t actually true. They are a series of stories, excuses, justifications, rationalizations, and procrastination. One pervasive … ...
5 Lessons Carrie Fisher Taught Us Do you ever feel like you're stuck on the dark side? Help isn't far away.
5 Things You Need To Stop Doing–Starting Now–to Move... Letting go and knowing when you need to are important life skills, as is the ability to maintain and set healthy boundaries. All three of these behaviors are challenging to … ...
Cents and Sensible Management in Behavioral Healthcare In the past year, much has been written about the Triple Aim and its three-pronged approach to effectively stop the proverbial hemorrhaging of resources and skyrocketing costs in our nation’s healthcare system. The approach has been an effective catalyst in the transition from a pay-for-service … ...
8 Ways To Rebound From An Unhappy Christmas How was your Christmas this year? If you had to rate it on a scale from 1 (not good at all) to 10 (really, really good) where would you list … ...
New Year, New Chance to Raise Your Self-Esteem It’s one of the most common concerns I hear in my practice. Clients worry that their self-esteem isn’t high enough for them to succeed in relationships, work, school — almost anything. Not feeling good about themselves, they feel that changing their direction in life is … ...
Advice for Coping with Guilt Trips Do you have someone in your life who frequently manages to cause you to feel guilty? When with this person, is he/she constantly implying that you are uncaring, thoughtless, and selfish?  Be aware that there are some people who are master manipulators and can take … ...
Study: People more willing to harm others when competition is local Research published in Evolution and Human Behavior has found that people are more willing to harm their competitors when the competition is local. The researchers used an economic game to show that people were more willing to inflict financial harm on others when they were competing against two nearby people, compared to when they were [...]
Study: Negative automatic thoughts linked to distressing sexual symptoms New research published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy suggests that automatic thoughts during sex play an important role in sexual functioning. The study of 156 men and 168 women found negative automatic thoughts and fewer erotic thoughts during sexual activity was associated with distressing sexual symptoms. This was true of both male and female participants, regardless of their [...]
Study: Women find men who are desired by other women to be more desirable Women tend to perceive a man with an attractive romantic partner as more desirable, according to research published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology. The study of 245 female college students suggests that women use the presence of a romantic partner to infer that a man possesses unobservable, positive traits. The female participants found men more [...]
Your self-esteem might not be affected by the amount of Facebook friends other people have, study finds Seeing Facebook profiles with more friends than you may not negatively affect your self-esteem, contrary to popular belief. Facebook is the most popular social networking site, with 936 million daily users. There is a positive association between the amount of Facebook friends a person has and subjective well-being, but little research has been done based [...]
Close friendships between children can influence responses to fear New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that close friends may influence how school-aged children think about danger. The study investigated whether close friends affect each other’s fear responses, both in terms of beliefs and what they would do to avoid potential danger. The findings, published in the December issue of [...]