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R Kelly Opens Up About Childhood Sexual Abuse, Marriage... With the massive success of his song, “I Believe I Can Fly,” from the Space Jam soundtrack, R Kelly became, arguably, one of the biggest entertainers in the world overnight. … ...
Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis: Are they Mutually Exclusive?... As a child and adolescent psychotherapist, a big part of my work involves working with families. One might think that when it comes to family therapy there is no room for … ...
Are Love and Romance Possible in a Narcissistic Culture? As our culture and community gets more narcissistic the ability to engage in loving, giving, and other focused intimate relationships become more challenging to secure and sustain.
Nick Carter Discusses Recent Arrest, Says: “I am Human”... The Backstreet Boys rose to fame in the 1990s and made Nick Carter a star. The youngest of the group, Carter’s piercing blue eyes and sweeping blond hair made him … ...
Is Affluenza Real? Affluenza has been described as a disorder that coddles kids into a sense of irresponsibility and clouds a sense of right and wrong.
Why It Is Better to Follow Curiosity than Passion I would really like a gardenia plant of my very own. This seems like quite a simple goal. Except for the fact that I have no yard. And I live in a … ...
The Challenge of Managing Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy... Managing the monster that is bipolar disorder is essential. Managing prenatal care is literally vital. When combining the two, it’s a delicate battle. Making the choice to have children is … ...
Everything You've Always Wanted to Know about Narcissism Where do we draw the line between a healthy amount of self-love and narcissism as a personality disorder? Is Donald Trump really a narcissist? Are there any upsides to narcissism?
Today I Love Tracks In The Snow Today I love tracks in the snow. It’s one of the things about winter that I really enjoy. In the Spring, Summer, and Autumn when you get up in the … ...
Psychiatry Research Updates: Depression, PTSD and Dementia... Depression NSAIDs May be Effective for Depression Inflammation is hot, both literally and figuratively. The medical literature is replete with studies implicating inflammation as a possible root cause of diseases as varied as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and, of course, arthritis. A recent … ...
The Benefits Of Exercise With ADHD Introduction According to ADDitude editors (2015), “Exercise turns on the attention system, the so-called executive functions — sequencing, working memory, prioritizing, inhibiting, and sustaining attention.” Hence, one of the best … ...
Myth Information Can Be Dangerous You see that meme there? I stole it. Well, to be honest, it has no copyright on it. Maybe it did where it was posted originally. Maybe there was something … ...
Stop a Panic Attack with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)... It’s really simple…and could change your life. Are you one of the over 3 million people who suffer from panic attacks at some point in their lives? A panic attack is an occurrence of paralyzing fear and anxiety that comes out of the blue, for … ...
How Adult Coloring Books Can Help Lessen Stress When I gave adult coloring books to my older brother for Christmas, I was nervous that he, would reject them. Yet even though he is usually one for traditional gifts straight off his wish list, my brother warmly embraced the adult coloring trend sweeping the globe. I had recently begun...
The Stages of Addiction You don’t have to have every element of an addictive personality or be emotionally disturbed to become trapped by addictive behavior. All it takes to start an addiction is your brain’s memory, or imprint, of an experience with some activity or substance, which was especially … ...
Sexual arousal increases risk taking — even during Blackjack Psychology researchers in Canada have found that sexual arousal can influence a person’s decision-making. In their new study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, they showed that people who are sexually aroused are more likely to take risks — even if the risk involved is not connected to copulation. Researcher Shayna Skakoon-Sparling and her [...]
Bullies A steady increase in reported incidences of bullying indicate this epidemic is on the fast track as bully behavior permeates our society. Let's open our eyes and put a stop to it.
Leaf Blowers and Rabbit Fever The recent outbreak of Legionnaire’s pneumonia in Flint Michigan linked to contamination of the public water supply teaches us that we live in an interconnected environment.
1-Minute Mindfulness Exercises Interested in doing mindfulness meditation but don’t think you have the time? Below are 9 mindfulness exercises you can do in a minute or under. Yawn and stretch for 10 seconds every hour. Do a fake yawn if you have to. That will trigger real … ...
How Can We Help Syrian Children Resettle in the West? Child refugees have a tremendous potential to integrate, but their resilience depends on the schools and communities we offer them.