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The Big Negotiation: Everybody Wins Is it OK for therapists to negotiate with teens and their parents? Sure!  The first step is that I align myself with the teen so they can calmly approach the adult with … ...
How to Judge Yourself Less We judge ourselves for so many things. Maybe it’s what we look like. Maybe it’s the size of our thighs. Maybe it’s the mistakes we made. A decade ago. Maybe it’s the small errors we make at work from time to time. Maybe we see ourselves … ...
The Anatomy of an MBTI Personality We can’t go through a single day without using all 8 preferences of the MBTI: extraversion, introversion, intuition, sensing, feeling, thinking, perceiving, and judging.
Self-Empowerment through Conscious Awareness and Choice... It is important to identify your personal values and goals. Once you have spent quality time identifying what values and goals matter to you most, the next step is the … ...
When Trauma Turns Into Euthanasia Recently my friend and colleague Jenni Schaefer sent me a link to her story of recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder, aka PTSD. Jenni and I have known each other for … ...
Clinical trial opens new avenues for pharmacological therapy in Down's syndrome The results of the phase 2 study suggest that participants who had received the treatment had better scores in the visual memory recognition and inhibition tasks, and improvement in adaptive behavior than those in the control group. Though not a cure, this is the first time that a treatment has shown some effectiveness in this syndrome, and it opens the door to new research geared towards treating what was believed to be orphan of treatment.
Why Are Some Soldiers More Resilient With Combat Stress? Researchers in San Diego have found genetic differences in two groups of combat vets -- those with PTSD and those without it -- that may explain why some are more resilient.
Why Are Some Soldiers With Combat Stress More Resilient? Researchers in San Diego have found genetic differences in two groups of combat vets—those with PTSD and those without it—that may explain why some are more resilient.
Swapping sick for healthy brain cells slows Huntington's disease Researchers have successfully reduced the symptoms and slowed the progression of Huntington's disease in mice using healthy human brain cells. The findings could ultimately point to a new method to treat the disease.
Today I Love The Ones Who Roll With The Punches Today I love the ones that roll with the punches, take it all in stride and keep going. I love the ones who are too tough to let anything trouble … ...
Best of Our Blogs: June 7, 2016 Oh the amount of energy I spent and continue to spend consumed with it. All that time wasted when I could be focused on my professional goals, my family on myself. That’s what happens when you’re stuck in victimhood. You think everything bad is the … ...
4 Studies That Show the Difference Between Shame and... Guilt and shame often get lumped together, but there’s an essential difference between the two: guilt is about what you did while shame is about who you are. Feeling bad about your actions can actually lead to positive change. Feel bad about your fundamental characteristics as a person tends to...
Medications Carry Risk of Developing Hypothyroidism Taking any drug, including over-the-counter drugs, comes with a certain level of risk. Side-effects can range from upset stomach to severe illness or addiction. The same holds true for medications … ...
Rethinking the Adoption Story the Media Loves the Most I like to think of myself as a media-savvy person. I don’t just buy whatever stories or sentiments the media is selling. I have a critical perspective. Recently, I was … ...
4 Incorrect Assumptions Parents Make About OCD The most misunderstood issue in my therapy practice is OCD. I have lost count of how many parents I have talked to who completely misinterpret their children’s OCD behaviors. These … ...
Study: Facing Suicide Attempts as a Teenager Could Predict Heart Disease Later in Life Suicide attempts in adolescence may be linked to premature heart risk
Loving Someone with Attention-Deficit Disorder After enjoying a nice meal at a restaurant, the bill is presented. The person with attention-deficit disorder (ADD) realizes their wallet is at work. Or… At home, the search for the car keys lasts over an hour, only to discover that the keys are in … ...
Those with probable dementia often take part in unsafe activities Older adults with signs of dementia but no formal diagnosis are much more likely to drive, cook and manage their medications and finances than those with a formal diagnosis.
Women 'nearly twice as likely to have anxiety' as men Research shows hormonal fluctuations and vulnerability to stress in general, and a woman's traditional role of caregiving could all be factors contributing to increased anxiety.
Early puberty in girls raises the risk of depression Study found that those girls who developed breasts younger than their peers had a higher risk of depression.