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Superfoods to Fend of Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys memory and the ability to think and reason. Recent estimates show approximately 4 million people in the U.S. have dementia, … ...
What Is Author William Faulkner’s Personality Type? Faulkner’s brother, John, called him a tender man with a shell around him to protect his feelings.
Talking So Your Child With Asperger’s or NLD Will... Divergent thinkers’ ideas make logical sense to themselves. I’m often the one trying to help families and schools understand my Asperger’s/NLD clients. I worked with one boy who was shoving … ...
The Bully in the Schoolyard I love my neighborhood. Packed full of vintage charm, some of the houses (including the one I live in) have been in existence far longer than I have! My neighbors are … ...
The Onion in the Ointment The neurodiversity movement must work to define itself and address the differences of harmful individuals
#188 Lady Gaga: Making it Real   tricks ware via Compfight Thank you, Lady Gaga, Vice-president Joe Biden and the survivors of sexual assault who graced the stage at the 2016 Academy Awards Ceremony. Lady Gaga’s … ...
Today I Love Poetry So Much Today I love poetry and the lessons that it teaches. A new “seven day challenge” on Facebook asked people to post an excerpt of a poem or the whole thing … ...
Bipolar Excuse or Explanation: Does It Matter? My wife, Cecie, has bipolar disorder. Recently, she got into some trouble at work over a policy she violated. Not that it’s anyone’s business, but I’d better explain what she … ...
My Cop Is a Superhero! Superheroes are the most potent, mythological translators of heroism in the modern age. They serve as anchors of moral worthiness for our men and women in blue.
Lex McAllister is Second Suicide from Jake’s Season of... Last month, Bachelor Nation fans were shocked and saddened by another loss. Former contestant, Alexa (Lex) McAllister, was found dead from an apparent suicide. Her family was left reeling after … ...
Research Updates in Psychiatry: Anxiety, Autism, Depression, and Substance... ANXIETY Pet Therapy for College Students College can be a time of stress and loneliness for students. A new study shows that pet therapy may help ease the suffering. In a pilot study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of an animal-assisted therapy (AAT) outreach program, … ...
Best of Our Blogs: March 1, 2016 Think about someone who really annoys you. Maybe it’s your neighbor that can’t stop talking about himself, your judgmental mother or insensitive co-worker. You can’t stand them. But there’s something valuable about their presence in your life. Instead of just writing them off, take note … ...
News of Note: ADHD, PTSD, Psychosis, Transgender Youth, Teens... Priapism Warning for Some ADHD Meds The FDA recently issued a warning that ADHD medications containing methylphenidate may cause priapism, a painful and long-lasting erection. The FDA concluded the association between these mediations and priapism based on reports to the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System … ...
Introduction to Dr. Larry Berkelhammer’s Work This is a brief introduction to my work with patients and my own health that lead to my book, IN YOUR OWN HANDS, and the course I currently teach through … ...
Narcissists Faced With Their Narcissism: Kablooey! “At the name of {narcissism} each one of the children felt something jump…inside. Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror. Peter felt suddenly brave and adventurous. Susan felt as if … ...
What Happens When You Have Bipolar Disorder and Premenstrual... Bipolar disorder is characterized by mood swings, with depression being the most common. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is also characterized by mood swings, with depression being most prominent. One has … ...
Are You Depressed Because of Your Job or Are You Depressed Regardless? A Careers Reporter for Business Insider contacted me about signs that a person’s job is making him/her depressed. I’ve been wanting to write about mental illness and the workplace but just never got around to doing it and was happy that this gave me a chance to do so. Here is what I wrote back: … Continue reading Are You Depressed Because of Your Job or Are You Depressed Regardless? →
What Does The Fear Of Balloons – Globophobia Feel... Gang of Bully Balloons: Exploit His Globophobia! ~ You’re Deflated! ~ I’m gonna Pop on YOU!!! ~ GRrrrrrrr ~ I’m passing Gas! What The Fear Of Balloons Feels like… The … ...
Thank YOU From The Family Stew Here is an cartoon from The Family Stew,  it’s the early day of the series.  Below I doodle the the girls and I drawing caricatures for attendees of the 2013 Depression … ...
Cannabidiol could have rapid-acting antidepressant-like effects Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the chemical components found in marijuana, may have fast-acting antidepressant effects according to a study published in Neuropharmacology. Marijuana has long been valued in many cultures for its mood-altering effects. Neuroscientists have identified several ways in CBD influences neurochemical processes, especially by affecting production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and glutamate. Because [...]