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ADHD and Driving Distracted When you have a car full of distractions and ADHD, it’s best to limit your focus to stay safe. Kids in the back, food to eat in the front, phone buzzing, … ...
Raised in a Passive-Aggressive Family Show me a family that has no anger in it, and I’ll dig out their anger and show it to them. That’s my job. I’m a therapist. Every family has … ...
Nonviolence The first Yama is perhaps my favorite ahimsa, usually translated as “nonviolence.” This refers not only to physical violence, but also to the violence of words or thoughts.  At first … ...
Research Updates in Psychiatry: Depression and Suicide DEPRESSION Physicians May Overprescribe Antidepressants Based on Brief Depression Questionnaires Brief depression screening questionnaires are popular, especially with primary care providers (PCPs). However, a new study suggests that PCPs who use these questionnaires might be prescribing antidepressants to patients who don’t need them. This was … ...
When Anxious Thoughts Just Won’t Quit Maybe you can’t stop worrying about work. You’re convinced that you are an impostor, and everyone at the office knows it, too. Which means that you’re bound to get fired. Maybe you fear that your partner will abandon you, because you know you’re not enough. … ...
Diets don’t work; its all in the mind: 5... The Diet is Dead As a psychologist and psychotherapist, I have come across so many people who are frustrated and feel guilty about their body and their relationship with food. … ...
Diets don’t work; it’s all in the mind: 5... Diets Don’t Work. The Diet is Dead. As a psychologist and psychotherapist, I have come across so many people who are frustrated and feel guilty about their body and their … ...
Juggling Past, Present & Future I was driving in my car this morning when a well-known Italian singer, Eros Ramazzotti, came on the radio. I was immediately transported to a different time and space just … ...
Lucid Dreaming Can Improve Physical Skills, Scientists Say... Can we significantly improve physical skills by practicing them while we sleep? Yes, scientists say. New research published in the Journal of Sports Sciences confirms that practicing motor skills while lucid dreaming can lead to real life improvements in skill performance that can be equivalent … ...
When a Friend Minimizes Your Experiences When mental illness is a major part of your life, sometimes you find that you need to explain strange behavior or dropping off the face of the map. When it’s … ...
Lack of Empathy – It’s Not Always Obvious Lack-Of-Empathy: It’s always cited as one of the chief characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. But what is it really? What does lack-of-empathy look like when it’s at home? Simplistic I … ...
Today I Love Seasons Changing Today I love the seasons changing, because that means there will be new seasons coming, all the seasons will be coming. We still have all of them to enjoy, as … ...
ADHD Treatment Is Multi-Complex Introduction Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is multi-complex.  Treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can include medication and various types of psychotherapy, as well as education or training.  This … ...
Does Depression Turn Self-Medication into Addiction? The term self-medicating simply means using a substance or engaging in a behavior to satisfy a physical or psychological need. Quite often, though, self-medicating means relying heavily on legal or illicit substances, like alcohol or drugs. As a manifestation of addiction, such self-medication is especially … ...
The Martyr Complex: How to Stop Feeling Like a...   In psychology we use the term martyr complex or victim complex to mean someone who choose to feel and act like a victim. Similar to a people-pleaser, a person … ...
Women in Sobriety: Unique Challenges Faced     Anyone on the path of recovery knows that the journey is ongoing and provides challenges. This is doubly true for women on the road to long-term sobriety. Despite … ...
Dealing with the Jealous Mother Perhaps the most freighted of all observations about unloving mothers are those that pertain to jealousy. Stories that feature maternal jealousy as part of their plot lines are especially hard … ...
How You Just Know When You've Met Your Match When you meet someone for the first time, you may have a feeling that you can’t quite identify. New research shows which signals we respond to, and why.
What Are the Signals That Someone Is Right for You? You may have a feeling that you can’t quite identify in meeting someone for the first time. New research shows which signals you respond to, and why.
Respect and 25 Ways to Show It Linda: Respect is defined as “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements.” To have a great relationship, there needs to be … ...