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Finding True Love “True Love” – we see this expression used practically everywhere we look. So many of us have begged to experience just that in moments of our own romantic frustrations. But … ...
What If We Have It Wrong About Boredom? What if we've got it wrong about boredom? Despite its negative appearance, it may be strangely valuable.
The First Psychotherapy Appointment: What to Expect and How... Did you know that the first therapy session is considered one of the most important sessions in the psychoanalytically-oriented therapeutic process? There is a saying that “the end is in … ...
Assigning Stages to Bipolar Disorder Early treatment is touted as the best option when it comes to physiological medicine. Catching something like cancer early means patients may not have to endure harsher treatments. The prognosis … ...
What’s Your Listening IQ? When people are “crazy in love,” they have the highest listening IQ. They make excellent eye contact, are totally focused on what their partner is saying, are tuned in to the nuances of the conversation, and freely give head nods, smiles and chuckles to show … ...
Chronic stress increases level of a protein that decreases availability of mood-regulating chemical One way chronic stress appears to cause depression is by increasing levels of a protein in the brain that decreases the availability of an important chemical that regulates our mood, scientists report.
Research evaluates risk factors for postpartum depression in mothers of preterm infants Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth, affecting up to 15 percent of all women within the first three months following delivery. Research has shown that mothers of infants born prematurely have almost double the rates of postpartum depression, particularly during their time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Most Important Skill According to National Sample of Adults... Communication Skills Rank #1 Pew Research Center recently asked a national sample of adults to select among a list of 10 skills: “Regardless of whether or not you think these … ...
Linking perception to action A neuroscientist has mapped brain cell activity that occurs during the delay between sensation and action. Using a powerful laser-scanning microscope, the work was able to detect the signals from calcium indicators expressed in the neurons well below the brain's surface.
Faulty gene linked to depression and cardiovascular disease Researchers say they may have discovered a new target in the fight against depression: a faulty gene that is linked to cardiovascular and metabolic conditions.
5 Ways to Tell if You Have Cyberchondria With the surge in online health websites, cyberchondria may be reaching epidemic proportions. New research shows how to tell if you’ve got this increasingly common ailment.
Reconnecting with Your Partner After Postpartum Depression... Having a baby tends to change your marriage. How could it not? You’re adding another (beautiful) human being to your household. A human being who requires you to fulfill their every need, usually every few minutes, and who rarely lets you sleep. And most of … ...
Are You Stubborn or Persevering? Am I stubborn? Or persevering? This is the question I found myself asking this week. It happened after two people close to me told me I was “too stubborn.” Given … ...
Belief about nicotine content in cigarette may change brain activity and craving How the brain responds to nicotine depends on a smoker's belief about the nicotine content in a cigarette, according to new research. The study found that smoking a nicotine cigarette but believing that it lacked nicotine failed to satisfy cravings related to nicotine addiction.
Scared to Work with Dissociative Identity Disorder? Don’t Be.... Over the past several years, I have had the privilege of working with a hand full of clients who have Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) or what was once called Multiple Personality Disorder. I use the word “privilege” because gaining the trust and confidence of these … ...
Anxiety – Avoid or Accept? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million adults in the United States over the age of 18 suffer from an anxiety disorder, making it the most … ...
#212: 9/11: What Do We Tell Our Children? What do we tell our children who were born into a post 9/11 world? How do we explain the evil that was perpetrated upon American soil that day? At what … ...
Today I Love Finding Tuesday’s Calm Beginning Today I love finding Tuesday’s calm beginning waiting for me at the end of the night. I love the rose edged dawn that waits for sunrise and makes the calm … ...
Binge-Performing Disorder: Growing Up Perfect There are many “vulnerable” groups that have come to our society’s attention–voicing demands for reform.  When these groups have a political and social “voice” they are granted the ears of legislators and have progressed to some extent. However, a significant number of these at risk … ...
Therapy Without a Therapist? Learning and practicing new skills is at the heart of CBT—whether you're working with a therapist or on your own.