In: psychology

Motivating Healthy Behavior Changes
July 9, 2017

What is the most effective way of motivating healthy behavior changes? And how does medical practice best  take advantage of information…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Self Affirmations by Songify
October 17, 2015

A good friend and colleague suggested a new technique for “self affirmations.” A technique which makes something that can seem ponderous,…

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Sense of Purpose and Health
June 21, 2015

Might your sense of purpose and motivation in life decrease your visits to the hospital? – a blog post by Eric…

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Work to Home Transition
June 18, 2015

It has been a very busy time for me professionally, perhaps for you as well. Certainly it seems as though people…

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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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Western Medicine and Mental Health – Lyndsey
April 14, 2015

True Story:  A shaman visited a mental hospital and was appalled by the way patients were treated. It’s not that the…

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Mentalize
April 9, 2015

Sometimes a word just seems to show up everywhere.  This past week the word “mentalize” has come up in conversation a…

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Romance and Depression
April 4, 2015

Jack is a delightful older gentleman who loves sailing and beautiful women, but who has also been wrestling with depression for…

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Attentional Bias Modification Prevents Depression
March 23, 2015

A middle-aged nurse wrestling with depression said she want to do “everything” that she possibly could to improve her mood. She…

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Spock is Dead
March 2, 2015

Spock is dead. Leonard Nimoy passed away this past Friday at the age of 83. I have to date myself by…

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Performance Anxiety is Good
February 19, 2015

Although I have given thousands of presentations to professional audiences over the course of my career, when I was beginning that…

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Boredom
January 24, 2015

Boredom is one of the most common negative emotions, and yet relatively little explored in the psychology literature. A woman, Kate,…

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