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5 Reasons Forgiveness Does Not Work Forgiveness is the final form of love -Reinhold Niebuhr To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and to realize that the prisoner was you -Lewis B. Smedes To err … ...
Managing Side Effects of Psychotropics: Medication for Psychiatric Disorders... We all know that medication use for psychiatric disorders in kids has been increasing over the past 10 years, and that it plays an important role in treatment. We also know that side effects can cause alarm among parents and young patients. In the name … ...
5 Tips for Strengthening Your Marriage “If course, all marriages harbor ghosts: the ghosts of our childhoods, of our parents’ marriage or divorce, of prior loves and losses, of the girl who got away and the … ...
Thriving & Surviving in the Age of Managed Care As a seasoned private practitioner, my disillusionment with the insurance cartel occurred years ago. Disclosure of confidential information was incessantly required by health insurance carriers in order to process claims. Submitting mental health invoices for reimbursement carried a certain amount of risk to confidentiality, privacy … ...
Exercise Your Way to Increased Self-Confidence   It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that sitting in front of a computer screen all day and television all night doesn’t do much for your self-image … ...
What to Do When You Have to Wait —... For many of us any time we have to wait, we get nervous. Very nervous. Our minds fill with different disastrous scenarios and all kinds of what-ifs. What if the results are negative? Or positive? What if I failed the final? What if I failed … ...
Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence Assessment Test Assess your self-esteem with this free interactive quiz.
Did Einstein Show Asperger's Traits? Psychological traits of Einstein and 11 others including Lincoln, Howard Hughes, Darwin, and Churchill and how they coped with inner adversity are examined in this new book.
Battling Boredom in Early Recovery When an addict first begins sobriety he finds a sense of ennui set in fairly quickly, which feels overwhelmingly empty.  For many drug addicts and alcoholics in early sobriety everything comes to a standstill.  No longer are they chasing a high, strategizing a hustle, living in … ...
Your Career Never, Ever Reflects Your Self-Worth Life doesn’t listen to your rock star dreams. Halfway through her recent emotional interview with Ellen DeGeneres, human butt-kicking machine Ronda Rousey started to sob. And it wasn’t any of this fake TV ratings junk either. The 29-year-old began to weep as she recalled her … ...
What Is Zoloft? Introduction A common type of medication used to treat patients with depression is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. According to http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/ssris/art-20044825 “SSRIs ease depression by affecting naturally occurring chemical messengers … ...
Comorbidity of Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD Any psychiatrist will tell you that comorbidity in mental health is the norm. Comorbidity between autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) is no exception. The statistics are unequivocal: 30% to 80% of individuals with ASD also meet criteria for ADHD, and … ...
Why We Have A Sweet Tooth Talking to a young woman while getting my hair done last Saturday, she opined that she just can’t lose weight. “I have such a sweet tooth,” she said, almost in … ...
The Secret to Spotting Subtle Narcissists Some narcissists keep their inflated view of themselves under wraps. But one thing always gives them away.
Does My Toddler Have ADHD? One of the biggest questions people ask when it comes to ADHD is… “Does my toddler have ADHD?” The reason this question is so frequently asked (whether out-loud or subconsciously) … ...
More complicated than it looks Graffiti found this morning in Medellín which seems to uncannily illustrate the practice of cognitive science. Found on Carrera 63A (‘La Paralela’) by the metro station Acevedo. I’ve found myself in many risky situations in Colombia but few compare to running out into two lane traffic to try and take this photo.
Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to impulsivity, emotional problems in children Exposure to common air pollutants during pregnancy may predispose children to problems regulating their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors later on, according to a new study led by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health within Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and New York State Psychiatric Institute. The new study is the [...]
Feeding Your Self-Compassion Recently, I penned a piece on self-compassion for our main blog. One of the researchers I interviewed, Amy Finlay-Jones, shared a powerful story that’s often mentioned in self-compassion training. It’s the story … ...
When Family Is A Cult (Pt 1) Tredding the path of narcissism research, a bunny trail led off into the underbrush. A signpost said “Cult Lane.” Naturally, I turned off the beaten path to follow the bunny … ...
The FlyDubai Crash: What Is Its Impact On You? Imagination, when it is allowed to masquerade as reality, can cause high anxiety - and even panic - for no good reason at all.