In: anxiety

Disaster’s Aftermath
November 6, 2012

The recent hurricane that hit New Jersey and New York reminded us of the research on the aftermath of disaster conducted…

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Ghosts
November 1, 2012

Today is Halloween. The holiday is felt by many to be derived from the Celtic festival of Samhain. On this night…

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Mood Phobias
October 28, 2012

We were talking with a couple of wonderful psychologists about what it is that helps people come to terms with moods…

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Sick of Vacation
September 29, 2012

Hard working professionals go on vacation and immediately get sick. This doesn’t happen just once, it is regular and reliable. What…

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Fire of Anxiety: Stop, Drop and Roll
September 25, 2012

Remember those Public Service Announcements about how to protect yourself in a fire? I can hear it in my head now–STOP,…

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The Uncertainty Principle
September 25, 2012

In quantum mechanics, the uncertainty principle is the principle that there is a fundamental limit to our ability to know things…

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Performance Anxiety
September 23, 2012

Fear of public speaking and performance anxiety are very common things. Probably almost all of us have had the experience of…

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When the Pressure Builds
September 22, 2012

We all have stress. It is a natural part of life. The level of stress in your life may vary from…

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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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Francine Shapiro: EMDR – A Crazy Idea that Works
September 4, 2012

As a young psychiatrist I was interested in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD – psychological reactions to severe traumatic events) and did…

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Marijuana: Reefer Madness
September 2, 2012

Psychosis Risks with Marijuana Use This article is taken from Bipolar Network News. “At a recent conference Robin Murray, a researcher…

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Running a Bit Late
August 31, 2012

This has been a super busy week and for the first time since we started this website we missed a couple…

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Breathing Techniques
August 27, 2012

One of the oldest “self help” practices is based on breathing, changing how we breathe in order to reduce stress and…

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Stress, Distress and Eustress
August 19, 2012

We met this afternoon with a delightful young man who said he was having more anxiety and depression because of all…

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Loving Kindness or Metta
August 18, 2012

Love is something that if you give it away, give it away, you’ll end up having more… Last Sunday at church…

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Stress Eating
August 14, 2012

Weight gain may be not only a psychological (“I hate how I look, it makes me depressed”) but also a biological…

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Vulnerability
August 5, 2012

Recent research points to vulnerability as an important component of deep, meaningful connection to others and to life. But, for some, just hearing…

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Anxiety and Accepting the Unknown
July 28, 2012

Accept yourself for who you are. That’s been a long-held maxim that we try to live by, but what does it…

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Dealing with Perfectionism
July 28, 2012

Society puts a premium on perfection, for good reason. Perfection fascinates and inspires. I am particularly drawn to the symmetry and…

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Yoga
July 25, 2012

Many people we know report that beginning yoga and doing it consistently has been associated with periods of remarkable stability, energy…

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