In: Psychology

Blessings of a Bipolar Crisis
October 19, 2016

A mental health crisis, once it resolves, can leave people with a sense of overwhelming anxiety that co-workers, distant friends, family,…

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Living Alone and Depression
September 24, 2016

“I just really want to live in my own home with my own garden and without having to deal with all…

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It Takes Two to Fight
September 21, 2016

“I just can’t believe what my mother told me on the phone, she said I was a bad mother, can you…

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Mindfulness for Depression -Research Update
July 2, 2016

Mindfulness has received a lot of attention recently as an approach to improving mental health in a number of conditions. But…

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Mindfulness Warnings
May 22, 2016

A recent visitor to this site sent us this link and some thoughts about mindfulness… This article about the dangers of…

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Atlas of Emotions
May 13, 2016

Psychologist Dan Kalb recently posted a link to a wonderful resource for people who are interested in understanding and exploring emotions….

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Accepting the Loss
April 29, 2016

One of my patients wrote to me this morning asking if she could get a medication to help with her anxiety….

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Staying Up Late
April 26, 2016

Andy and the Nighttime Child – Staying Up Late In our practice we work with a lot of bright young people…

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Secrets are Dangerous
April 5, 2016

A young, attractive, and very successful man who recently got married came in to see me the other day and told…

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Kevin Briggs and the Golden Gate Bridge
March 5, 2016

I am away at the annual meeting of the Northern California Psychiatric Society this weekend and while taking a break from…

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Adult ADHD
February 10, 2016

Adult ADHD May Be Distinct From Childhood ADHD Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children may be distinct from and unrelated to ADHD…

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The Power of a Minute
January 21, 2016

I got this email from Rick Hanson because I have subscribed to his Foundations of Wellbeing Program. I found it inspirational…

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Breaking Up without Depression
January 12, 2016

Some people seem to find it much easier to weather the breaking up of a romantic relationship than others. Sure they may…

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Awe Reduces Inflammation
December 6, 2015

What if you knew that the experience of awe could measurably improve your health, would you approach the world differently today?…

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Thankfulness – A Meditation
November 26, 2015

On this Thanksgiving 2015 we received a link to the section of Rick Hanson’s Foundations of Wellbeing course that talks about…

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Poor Health Predicts Bipolar Outcomes
November 21, 2015

John has not been doing well. He used to be optimistic about all challenges and, although he had ups and downs,…

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Taking Care of Yourself
November 15, 2015

Part of the key to self care is finding ways of being nice to yourself that don’t require a huge investment…

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Sleep Deprivation in Western Society
October 18, 2015

In February the National Sleep Foundation announced the publication of new guidelines for the amount of sleep that we should be getting…

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Controlling Crazy Behavior
October 8, 2015

A young man came in and wanted to talk about his friend with bipolar, who, when he gets manic, can become uncontrollable….

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Distress Tolerance
August 7, 2015

In A wonderful young woman we have been seeing for a few months asked for some recommendations for skills to help her…

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