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A New Development: Depression Mixed with Anxiety Since I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar illness (1991), I’ve lived in lots of “states” — I’ve been high; I’ve been low; I’ve existed in a horrible mixed state of high (mania) and low (depression), in which the key emotions were anger and irritability. But recently, … ...
A case for psychobiography in 2017 Why are psycho-biographical studies important?
The Mood-Food Link: 7 Tips to Greater Mental Health Are you looking for some ideas to improve your overall health for the new year? Or would you like some nutritional guidance to help steer your clients to improved mental health and general wellbeing? As per the fascinating talk given by Dr. Leslie Korn at … ...
Do People Really Change? Personality characteristics like emotional stability and extraversion are by definition hard to change. Which traits are more responsive to therapy than we might have thought?
5 Consequences of Traveling For the last month I have been traveling between four different locations visiting family and friends, never staying anywhere for more than three days at a time. I travel a … ...
Insanely, People Can Actually Smell These Personality Traits Some personality traits are easier to discern from sniffing your t-shirt than others. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Deadlier than Heroin: How Fentanyl is Becoming Public Health... Deadlier than Heroin: How Fentanyl is Becoming Public Health Enemy No. 1 For the first time in the city’s recorded history, more than 1,000 New Yorkers are expected to die … ...
A look at America’s opioid crisis Public health officials have called the current opioid epidemic the worst drug crisis in American history.
How to Create a Routine that Supports Good Mental... It’s January. You’re back to work and the kids are back to school. It’s time to get a routine in place that supports mental health and wellness. Many of us … ...
Our Partner Is a Magic Mirror “When the practice of love invites us to enter a place of potential bliss that is at the same time a place of critical awakening and pain, many of us … ...
When Is It Okay To Cut Off A Relative? When Is It Okay To Cut Off A Relative? After the holidays, we therapists  are besieged with family drama stories. Family members fight, bad things happen, after too much champagne — … ...
This May Be Essential to Our Creative Process—and Great... The late writer Marina Keegan had a habit that was vital to her creative process. She talked about it in her application to Anne Fadiman’s writing class at Yale: “It … ...
Carrie Fisher: Turning Problems into Punchlines Carrie Fisher was able to turn mental illness into a career. In so doing, she helped so many “come out” about their own secrets. Can laughter really help heal mental illness?
Surviving Infidelity Requires the Partner Who Strayed to Accept... A client of mine, whom I’ll call “John,” is sitting in my office offering me a laundry list of explanations for why he had an adulterous relationship. John is well-educated, a successful businessman, and a pillar of his church. His illicit relationship with Violet, he … ...
Breathe in Peace, Breathe Out Pain During the recently passed holidays I got my usual case of annual ick. Most parts sinus infection and all parts misery, it sidelined my birthday festivities, shot down my writing … ...
Doing Well vs. Doing Good Do consumers gravitate to highly competent, if less moral service providers, or to providers that are highly moral but less competent? Underdog positioning can go a long way.
Today I Love Freedom Friday Today I love freedom Friday ’cause I’m free to take care of the stuff that needs doing and to do it all at my own varying pace. I love that … ...
The Hoarding A hoard is a collection of valuable artifacts, usually found by archaeologists. Guess what I found in my house while I was moving? Not a hoard. Well, not in the … ...
Best of Our Blogs: January 6, 2017 I’ve experimented with several healing modalities for my autoimmune disease. But recently, I’ve added a powerful one to my arsenal. Love. Romantic love and love for your children are important, but I’m talking about the love we often forget about-the love and gratitude we have … ...
Study links parent-adolescent relationship quality to teen and maternal depression Relationship quality between mother and child is significantly linked to maternal and adolescent depression, according to a study published in Children and Youth Services Review. An estimated 350 million people have been diagnosed with depression. This large number is alarming, and the scientific community is struggling to find risk factors and suitable treatment options. Current [...]