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Signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Today It’s clear that people from every socio-economic status today have experienced one or more life events that have caused emotional trauma, thus creating PTSD. It’s not just the “veteran’s ailment” and is gaining growing and needed recognition in the psychotherapeutic healing community. PTSD is caused … ...
Narcissist on Narcissism: The Inside Scoop She ripped me a new one! With a click of the button, a reader who’s been diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder let me have it! Up one side and down … ...
Forced Focus Won’t Last: ADHD Natural Focus Tips As with most of us, I hate to be forced to do things even if I’m the one making the rules. I try my best to stay on task but all … ...
Today I Love This Heavy Moody Day Today I love this heavy moody day. I love that the marketing was finished up and I was in the car when it started to rain. I love the Saturday … ...
7 Ways to Move Forward After a Painful Breakup... “It must’ve been love, but it’s over now! It must’ve been good, but I lost it somehow.” This 1990’s breakup song by Roxette was no doubt inspired by the end of a romantic relationship, but research shows these same themes — of pain and confusion … ...
Is It Ever Too Early to Spot a Psychopath in the Making? We like to think that people can change, but when it comes to psychopathy, those odds seem low. New research suggests just how early in life the psychopath’s traits can be spotted.
How Early Can We Identify a Psychopath in the Making? New research suggests just how early in life the psychopath’s traits can be spotted.
Anger rooms: A smashing new way to relieve stress Sessions in an anger room are meant to be therapeutic, but mental health professionals question the efficacy.
Instead of “Job Creation,” How About Less Work? If we could solve the distribution problem, we could create a world in which we all worked much less and played much more. Is that a world to be desired? Yes!!
Psychology Around the Net: November 26, 2016 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! Also, Happy Belated Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans! I hope each and every one of you had a day (or, are still have a few days!) of time spent with your loved ones appreciating all the blessings in your life — … ...
Treating Trauma in Adolescents: A Q & A with... Martha B. Straus, Ph.D., is a professor in the department of clinical psychology at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH, and the author of five books including “Treating Trauma in Adolescents: Development, Attachment, and the Therapeutic Relationship,” “No-Talk Therapy” and “Adolescent Girls in Crisis.” … ...
Smoking harms not just your physical health, but your mental health too A middle-aged cigarette smoker who has smoked for decades is two to three times more likely to die early than someone similar who has never smoked. Tobacco smoking is well known to be a major risk factor for various cancers, lung and cardiovascular problems, and is also linked to other health problems, such as complications [...]
Explainer: what is exposure therapy and how can it treat social anxiety? Most of us experience a level of social anxiety at some point in our lives. We worry about what people think of us, about being excluded, about being judged or humiliated. Social anxiety is characterised by an excessive fear of negative evaluation or judgement, triggered by social or performance situations. For social anxiety to be [...]
To Hell and Back: My Journey Through Compassion Fatigue... Note: This blog post was taken from my newly released book, To Save a Starfish: A Compassion Fatigue Workbook for the Animal Welfare Warrior.  I have been involved in animal welfare … ...
How Facebook Helped Me Cope with My Mother’s Death Something authentically good finally came to me from social media… Grief can nag at you a little bit at a time, or rush in and overwhelm you all at once. This is my own true story about that nagging kind of depression and grief — … ...
What is Sex, Porn, and Sexting Rehab All About? OK, sex addiction and sex addiction treatment are in the news again. This sort of thing typically happens at least a few times a year. The regular news cycle is … ...
Is Your Past Controlling Your Life? Many patterns we develop in our past shape how we act and react in the present. So, what are the ways we get stuck in the past and relive rather than live our lives?
Parenting Matters, Especially for “Difficult” Kids No pressure, but a new study indicates that parenting behaviors matter most for temperamentally challenging kids.
Accepting the Gift of Criticism Criticism is often shot with such irrationally charged arrows that it’s natural to yield a defensive shield, which can deflect any kind of positive resolution or self-growth. Also, criticism can be jarring to one’s self-image. For instance, if you perceive yourself as a productive member … ...
Dinner is Always Late in Our ADHD Home Sometimes I make an extravagant pasta sauce from scratch and forget to boil the pasta. Other days I make enough for an Army and have leftovers for a week. No … ...