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Why It’s Important to Be Positive About Mental Illness... I love hope-filled stories of recovery from mental illness. Living with bipolar disorder has led to many instances of triumph over my circumstances and I often write about them. As anyone who lives with or knows someone with mental illness is aware, it’s a horrible … ...
Gene signature in healthy brains pinpoints the origins of Alzheimer's disease Researchers have discovered a gene signature in healthy brains that echoes the pattern in which Alzheimer's disease spreads through the brain much later in life. The findings could help uncover the molecular origins of this devastating disease, and may be used to develop preventative treatments for at-risk individuals to be taken well before symptoms appear.
Lazy Layabouts Have This Mental Advantage The mental advantage of sitting around and doing nothing much.  
Is Seeing Believing? Or, Is Believing Seeing? Today, we have more opportunities to be manipulated into false beliefs than ever before....
Why Attachment Theory Is All Sizzle and No Steak Attachment theory is a helpful research tool, but in clinical practice it imposes arbitrary, moralistic societal standards on relational and sexual desires.
How to Raise Your Kids With High—and Healthy—Self-Esteem This post is about what, as a parent, you do to ensure that your children grow up with a more positive self-image than you yourself may have had when you were young.
Faith Based Counseling: Culturally Competent or Unethical?... Treatment plan for client with mild depression and anxiety symptoms. Short term goals: Instill hope for the future. Identify maladaptive beliefs that exacerbate depression and anxiety symptoms. Replace maladaptive beliefs with more true beliefs. Client will be able to practice emotional management skills inside and outside of … ...
What Is Emotional Blackmail? Movies love to portray the inner and outer conflict that arises from being blackmailed, especially when someone’s life hangs in the balance. There is the villain (the blackmailer), the victim (the target), a demand (what is being asked for), and a threat (what negative thing … ...
What level of OCD Treatment is Right for You? It’s really too bad that when you are going through a crisis you often have to make crucial decisions. It’s the worst time to have to do this because, well, you are … ...
More Ways Couples Misunderstand Each Other III The very familiarity that makes us feel secure in love relationships reduces novelty and interest. Fortunately, we can deliberately activate interest at any time.
Am I My Sister’s Keeper? Sexual violence runs rampant. Although perpetrators and victims can be any gender or sexual orientation, statistically, the majority of the former are men and the latter, women. The dynamics range … ...
Elite Athletes vs. Mental Illness: Victory Over Self-Defeat... America in the late Summer and early Fall. Among the sounds of lawn sprinklers, children laughing and playing outside, and bees buzzing by, you can often hear shouting from living rooms all across the land: “Let’s Go, Guys!” “We Got This!” “C’mon you idiot, what … ...
Dysfunctional Parenting II-The Theater People In terms of dysfunctional parenting and lifestyles, the Theater People are typically the most chaotic. Anxiety and disorganization are common in their children and other family members. From a public … ...
Today I Love Being Busy Still Today I love being busy still, finding things that need to be done and taking care of some of the things that have been put off lately. I love that … ...
I Hate My, More to the Hate Story #FirstSevenJobs trended. If you’ve been around a few years, you might realize how many jobs you’ve forgotten when you start thinking about it. A lot of us have worked in … ...
Getting to Know You: 5 Old Fashioned Ways of... Though I am not very old, it seems we had a understanding growing up in the ’70’s which was: getting to know a person before sleeping with him/her was preferable to … ...
The Bible of Cocaine Drug Abuse and Addiction     Cocaine is the most potent stimulant derived from a natural source, the coca plant, which is native to South America. As one of the most heavily used drugs … ...
Trauma-Focused Talk Therapies: Should They Share the Spotlight with... Post-traumatic stress disorder is arguably the most challenging problem combat veterans face.  Estimates vary, but experts believe that between 10 and 20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from the disorder.  Considering that more than two million service members have deployed over the past … ...
ADHD Coming Down Ability to focus or not, I can work on things. But I don’t want to talk about focus today. Nor do I want to talk about hyperfocus, or whether it … ...
What Healthy, Happy Couples Do and Don’t Do There is no such thing as a perfect relationship. After all, every couple disagrees and runs into a range of challenges. So it isn’t that healthy, happy couples fight less than other couples. It isn’t that they are so alike and compatible that they’re somehow … ...