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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 … ...
How Effective is Therapy for Bipolar Disorder? Talk therapy is often recommended for patients with mental illness in addition to medication. There are several different kinds of therapy used in bipolar disorder including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), … ...
7 Types of Stalkers and How to Spot Them An estimated 12 – 16% of women and 4 – 7% of men will be stalked in their lifetimes. Most stalkers are men, but one type of stalking is perpetrated almost exclusively by women.
To Feel Deeply Sometimes I hear people talking about feeling things deeply.  In fact, I was just watching a television show where they were just talking about this very issue. It sounds romantic.  It sounds soulful.  It sounds like something to aspire to. But honestly, there are many times … ...
More and more research shows friends are good for your health One study found that loneliness might be worse than obesity.
Students Experiencing Depression Take an Active Role in Treatment for Depression It’s finals time for students. And that means increased incidences of depression. A depressed student may feel that he/she will not complete … ...
Easily Overwhelmed I am really great at a lot of things. Not bragging. I bet you are too. I make great cupcakes. I have a way with dogs. I’d like to think … ...
Eat Fruit While Pregnant to Boost Baby’s Brain Want to have smart kids? Eat more fruit while you’re pregnant. That’s the takeaway from a new study that found that mothers who consumed more fruit during pregnancy gave birth … ...
Love Can Turn The Ordinary into The Extraordinary Your relationship can be a spiritual sanctuary. Linda: Jim Williams spent over four decades of his life in search of something that would fulfill his longing to contribute to humanity, … ...
Is there a Bit of Donald Trump in Each of Us? Does any part of Trump´s fiery, often inappropriate rhetoric express what you were thinking? Playing the Human Card, candidates connect better with common ground than background.
The sacred bed phenomenon: How religiousness affects couples’ sexual satisfaction Feelings of guilt about sex, which are often related to religious convictions, are related to lower levels of sexual satisfaction in single people, but with greater sexual satisfaction among those who are married, according to a study published in the journal Sexuality & Culture. Religion has a complicated relationship with sexuality. On one hand, many [...]
Why are millennials so stressed? Stress and anxiety seem to be plaguing Generation Y. A recent survey by the American Psychological Association and Harris Interactive found millennials to be the most stressed generation in the United States. Furthermore, they’re being diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorders more than any other generation. What is it that looms over millennial shoulders like [...]
How prions kill neurons: New culture system shows early toxicity to dendritic spines Prion diseases are fatal and incurable neurodegenerative conditions of humans and animals. Yet, how prions kill nerve cells (or neurons) remains unclear. A study published on May 26, 2016 in PLOS Pathogens describes a system in which to study the early assault by prions on brain cells of the infected host. Some of the earliest [...]