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8 Signs You May Be Locked In A Trauma Bond We bond with our partners through the highs and lows of relationship. Dancing together, making love, gazing into each other’s eyes: we love the highs as the “feel-good” hormone of … ...
What’s Making Me Happier   I’m trying something new this month! I wanted to share with you a handful of things that have inspired, supported, and brought me joy during the past month. Perhaps … ...
The Beauty of Intentional Forgetting We store memories using a variety of contexts — sights, sounds, smells, who was there, the weather, etc. Context helps us retrieve these memories later. For instance, my husband recently made roast chicken and collard greens. It was a normal Sunday night, then the collards hit … ...
How To Hack Your Memory To Follow-Though On Intentions The simplest strategy for remembering to do something in the future does work. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Creating Meaningful Vows for Living Our Lives Vows are powerful statements for our lives. Which become powerful actions. According to physician and Zen teacher Jan Chozen Bays, M.D., in her thoughtful, practical book The Vow-Powered Life: A Simple Method … ...
Are Wealthy Men More Likely to Cheat? Recent studies suggest money makes men see more flaws in their female partners' appearance and inclines them to cheat. Do women experience the same effects?
Eat Less to Improve Your Quality of Life You’d think that cutting your calories by 25 percent would make you cranky, depressed and less excited about life. But, contrary to popular thinking, it may actually make you enjoy … ...
Senate Summit on Mental Health #MentalHealthReform & A Patchwork... It’s time for mental health reform in the United States. And at the Senate Summit on Mental Health, a bipartisan meeting organized by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), we learned exactly what is propelling the need for action. This is important stuff … ...
No, I Don’t Feel Fat (and Yes, I’m Going... I had such a cool day today. It was the kind of day that makes every single day – all 2 decades of them – I spent recovering from an … ...
Are Musical Genres Outdated? Is it hard for you to identify what music you like? A little insight into your personality may help.
The Benefits Of Play Therapy For Children With ADHD Introduction According to additude magazine, “Play is the “language of childhood.” Watch a child play, and you’ll see her express a variety of emotions, acting out fanciful scenarios. You almost … ...
Get Trained in Mental Health First Aid The National Council for Behavioral Health told the press about a new campaign, “One-in-a-Million” in January. The goal: train 1 million persons in Mental Health First Aid. Presently, there are … ...
Ways To Know Your ADHD Medication Is Working Introduction It is noticeable to tell when Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication is not working. For instance, you will be more jittery and unable to focus on daily tasks, becoming … ...
Learning From ADHD Every mistake is a learning opportunity. And those of us with ADHD have plenty of learning opportunities. When you think of all the situations ADHD has put you in over … ...
The Musings of a Geropsychologist: The Surprises of Serving... Our elder population is growing and is grossly underserved in the arena of mental health. The APA website and office on aging do a good job of explaining the lopsided demographics of need versus trained practitioners and needs of the population but they don’t convey … ...
Mental Health Issues That ADHD Mimics There is a vast array of mental health issues, a spectrum of disorders, and many of them share at least some symptoms. Why is that? Well, we’re dealing with the … ...
Best of Our Blogs: May 27, 2016 I’m a lot better than I once was. But when it comes to self-compassion I’m still a work-in-progress. If you’ve ever met a tough inner voice with excuses, defense statements and harsh accusations, then you’re probably seeking help too. You can’t solve the problem by … ...
The Joker: Mental Status Examination Introduction The Joker was accompanied to Arkham Hospital by Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon, and Detectives Harvey Bullock and Renee Montoya. Details surrounding his apprehension were vague, though it must be noted that Det. Montoya casually made reference to the “bat-shaped” hand-cuffs located on … ...
Help! I’m Dating/I Married Mom! 5 Tell-Tale Signs The message I got via Facebook last week was a familiar variation on a theme: “I’m the daughter of an unloving mother in my thirties and I keep dating and … ...
OCD and Restrictive Eating When my son Dan was in the throes of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, he could not eat. I have previously discussed how his symptoms could easily have been mistaken for an … ...