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Psychodynamic therapy – there’s more to it than lying on a couch talking about your childhood Some people think psychodynamic psychotherapy is mumbo jumbo. The therapy, which grew out of the Freudian school of psychoanalysis, is often portrayed as elitist, expensive, old-fashioned and ineffective. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), by contrast, is portrayed as modern, evidence-based, quick and affordable. Plenty of research shows that CBT can help people with mild or moderate [...]
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Coping with the Post Holiday Let Down You survived the holiday. Maybe it was a good holiday, one you enjoyed. Then suddenly Monday comes, the Monday that all goes back to the same routine. Not only are … ...
Loss of cells in brain's memory center linked to schizophrenia Deficits in social memory -- a crucial yet poorly understood feature of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia -- may be due to a decrease in the number of a particular class of brain cells, called inhibitory neurons, in a little-explored region within the brain's memory center. These findings explain some of the underlying mechanisms that lead to the more difficult-to-treat symptoms of schizophrenia, including social withdrawal, reduced motivation and decreased emotional capacity.
Why low oxygen levels soon after birth may raise risk for learning and behavioral disorders New research shows that the development of white matter in the mouse brains is delayed when they are exposed to chronic low oxygen levels shortly after birth. If true in humans, this may help explain why infants born with cyanotic heart disease, prematurity and/or severe lung disease often exhibit developmental disabilities that effect learning during childhood, years after the low-oxygen exposure.
Cheating Queens and Faux Snakes Is that a rattlesnake on the path up ahead, or just a stick? If you said snake, you may be suffering from the same cognitive disorder as Shakespeare’s troubled Hamlet.
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Commitment to Change Emotions are a normal and healthy part of the human experience. However, when they are ignored these feelings become “impacted” and create pressure, tension and internal discomfort, which results in … ...
When People Cross Your Boundaries People cross our boundaries in all sorts of ways. For instance, they might keep pushing you to change your “no” into a “yes” to meet their needs, said Julie de Azevedo Hanks, Ph.D, LCSW, founder and executive director of Wasatch Family Therapy. They might borrow … ...