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Addicts: How to avoid insurance scams There was a time – about 8 years ago – when insurance companies could refuse to cover drug and alcohol treatment. The ones that did often had limits on the … ...
Stronger Drugs, Stronger Placebos New research is elucidating the biological underpinnings of the placebo response. The results might enhance our appreciation of real—inherently effective—medications.
What is the Opposite of Anxiety? I wanted so desperately to talk to Suchin and Lucky, the 8-year-old sons of my parents’ friends visiting us from India. But my anxiety, circular thinking, and “what-if” questions got … ...
The Happy Introvert The Happy Introvert helps introverts who may think something is wrong with thems, when really introversion is perfectly natural and necessary.
Turtle Lives Matter….a LOT Being a turtle mommy, for me at least, has been like winning free tickets to the “learning curve rollercoaster” – that really fast, scary one I never wanted to ride … ...
Finding Your Optimal Context With ADHD Let me start by stating an obvious truth: people with ADHD do not suck at everything. At least, this should be obvious. But when you have ADHD, it can feel … ...
It’s Okay To Tell Your Therapist You Aren’t Happy... What to do if you have problems with your therapist....
Free Webinar: How to Successfully Work with a Narcissist... The superiority, domination, and aggression a narcissist exhibits in the workplace are intimidation tactics designed to establish power and control. The effectiveness of approach depends on coworkers who succumb to the bullying to keep the peace. Those who attempt to avoid or resist the narcissist … ...
Is schizophrenia a disorder of the immune system? Using data from the largest ever genetic study of schizophrenia, researchers have shed light on the role of the immune system.
Today I Love The Criss-Crossing Light Today I love the criss-crossing light that marks my living room floor and turns it into some intriguing game board whose purpose only the sun and the windows know. I … ...
Do You Know the Difference Between Motivational Speaking and... What are your thoughts about motivational speakers without advanced education offering from the stage what sounds like therapeutic advice? In a social media thread, someone raised a concern about a … ...
Drug Rehab Principles The basic principles of the drug addiction treatment start from considering each case a particular and individualized expression of the medical condition. Based on this fact, the specialized doctors build … ...
Does Perfectionism Slow You Down? Do you ever feel like things are just not good enough, to the point you have a hard time completing tasks? One word isn’t right, the image not quite what … ...
Best of Our Blogs: July 19, 2016 There’s something we can do to bring peace back to our lives. In fact, most of the time we’re creating our own havoc and crisis without realizing it. If you’ve ever spent a day mulling over a friend said or what your mom did, then you … ...
The Psychology of Plagiarism: 3 Ways People End Up... One time many years ago, when I was teaching at the University of Virginia, I got this distinct feeling of familiarity while reading a student’s paper. I thought I had … ...
Peace-Inducing Sex Peace-inducing sex is one-sided sex intended to maintain industrial peace within one’s relationship. Is it beneficial? Yes and no.
New Book Teaches Teens to Kick Anxiety’s Butt Kids don’t want to read long, boring books on anxiety. Who does? In my practice parents will often ask for book suggestions. I provide them. They buy them. The kids … ...
Proactively Coping with Racism For most people of color, it becomes increasingly impossible to escape the stress caused by the barrage of news coverage broadcasting the gruesome details of racial violence.
4 Unhelpful Beliefs about Managing Anger Some people learned that managing anger means preventing bad things from happening, but these beliefs do not work: 1. “It’s all good” Many people are deeply superficial. They are allergic … ...
What to Expect When you Marry a Narcissist If you are planning to marry a narcissist, here is a list of things to expect in your relationship.  Realize that you will be marrying a person who is incapable of having a healthy, intimate, interpersonal relationship because narcissism is a characterological disorder. Your marriage will … ...