In: Self Help

Interpersonal Effectiveness and DEAR MAN
January 28, 2017

For many people with depression, it can be hard to find an assertive, but not hostile, way of dealing with conflict….

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Facebook Friends May Save Your Life
January 21, 2017

Facebook friends may help you live longer. This is the surprising result of a recent study that received a lot of…

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Chronotherapy and Getting Up Early
January 18, 2017

Getting up early is one of the best ways of counteracting depression. And having a strong circadian rhythm is especially important for people with bipolar depression because their internal “clock” may be less powerful. But it can be a challenge making a change in your sleep cycle, especially if you have always been a late riser. …

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Starting the New Year Right
December 27, 2016

Starting Off the New Year Right: 5 Areas of Your Life to Implement Self-Care As we start off the new year…

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Coping with the Holidays – Gina
December 12, 2016

Coping with the Holidays: Having a Plan The holiday season can be a time of increased stress. It is often said to…

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Technology and Bipolar
November 26, 2016

Colin Depp recently gave a presentation on technology and bipolar as part of the excellent International Society for Bipolar Disorders monthly (free)…

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Coping with Political Uncertainty
November 15, 2016

Many of the people that I work with on a regular basis have been experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety related…

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4 Ways You Can Help a Loved One Cope with Addiction and Mental Illness
October 31, 2016

Mental illness and addiction co-occur more than some people may think. People with a mental illness are more likely to abuse…

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Friends and Purpose
October 24, 2016

Maff Potts spent his professional life working with charities for the homeless in England. But he was frustrated that all of his…

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Potential Catastrophe
October 12, 2016

What to do when catastrophe seems to loom just around the corner? Many people are having trouble getting to sleep these…

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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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The Complete How to Repair Your World Toolkit
September 13, 2016

A wise woman who has had more than her share of challenges and yet has overcome them with grace, intelligence and…

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Sleep Apps Reviewed by the New York Times
July 19, 2016

Apps to monitor and improve sleep were recently reviewed in the New York Times. Using an app to try to improve…

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Online Therapy for Insomnia Reduces Depression
July 17, 2016

“If only I could get a good night’s sleep my mood would be much better.” Many people who suffer from chronic…

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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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Best Treatment for Chronic Insomnia
May 17, 2016

What is the best treatment for chronic insomnia? The American College of Physicians has just published the results of a careful…

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Children at Risk for Depression
May 8, 2016

James Hudziak, and other researchers, presented information suggesting a strategy for improving brain health, and reducing anxiety and depression in children…

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Exercise Dose – Update
May 4, 2016

A couple of months ago a writer who we have collaborated with in this blog (Eric) wrote an article summarizing some…

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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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TV Watching Leads to Impaired Cognition
March 11, 2016

How can we build up foundational, long-lasting healthy habits while young? We know it’s important—a perennial question, if not one we…

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