In: Books

Surround Yourself with Happiness
September 16, 2016

We are truly blessed to have Deborahmichelle Sanders’ permission to run some abstracts from her book The Complete How to Repair…

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Herd Instinct in Humans
May 30, 2015

Herd Instinct in Humans: The Source of Anxiety and Depression? Jeffrey Kahn has written a fascinating book (Angst: Origins of Anxiety…

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Hypomania and Success
May 13, 2015

During the 1990s clinical psychologist John Gartner was planning on writing a book about religious movements started by manic profits, but he…

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Welcome to the Jungle
December 4, 2014

Since Welcome to the Jungle is a book about bipolar written for young adults. And since most people are diagnosed with…

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Welcome to the Jungle
November 17, 2014

Welcome to the Jungle is a nice addition to the large list of bipolar self help books. Hillary Smith has written…

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Bipolar Education Program
November 10, 2014

Doctors often do a poor job of educating their patients about their health problems. That is particularly troubling when you are…

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A Master Storyteller Writes About Homeless People
September 6, 2014

Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street Dr. Okin is a master story teller. Still, when I decided to…

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Learn How to Hardwire Happiness
November 11, 2013

As many of you know, I am a big fan of the new book, Hardwiring Happiness. One of the blog’s readers…

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Protected: Making Sense of Mental Illness in a Family Member
November 1, 2013

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Hardwiring Happiness
October 23, 2013

Sometimes it is simple ideas that resonate the most powerfully with our psyches.  This week I have found myself, again and…

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“Normal” Sleep
August 24, 2013

One of the justifiable criticisms of psychiatry is that it has a tendency to define a relatively narrow range of behavior…

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May 17, 2013

In the next few days the American Psychiatric Association is meeting in San Francisco and will announce the latest version of…

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Forum Technical Problems
March 29, 2013

For some reason, this week, when I have tried to access the discussion forum, I have been unable to do so,…

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November 23, 2012

The “hot” thing in the therapy world these days is something called ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). The radical notion behind…

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Carl Rogers Quotes from Becoming a Person
October 29, 2012

Carl Rogers was one of the most influential people in my life. In a time of turbulence and uncertainty I find…

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Imperfect Bodies
September 30, 2012

In his book, “The Heart of Man,” Erich Fromm wrote about two modes of being – one he called biophilia (the…

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Bad Memories
September 15, 2012

Unstable moods and bad memories seem to go together. In the clinic where many of us work we have noticed how…

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Making Good Relationships: 4 Behaviors Predictive of Divorce
August 15, 2012

In a previous post we talked about our view that what is most important in successful long term relationships is not…

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August 4, 2012

Why are some people able to move through difficult situations, and others seem to get stuck in them? A lot of…

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Self Compassion
August 1, 2012

I once worked with a lovely woman who had a personal assistant who yelled at her all day.  She hurled insult after…

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