In: stress

Memory, Stress and Aging
August 20, 2013

Many older people are concerned about impaired memory, and the relationship between memory, stress, and aging can be difficult to untangle….

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Proactivity
August 15, 2013

Proactive behavior refers to actions taken that are forward thinking, that anticipate future problems, and are aimed at avoiding those problems. They…

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Life Energy
August 13, 2013

Freud came up with the term libido to describe the sum of all the human instincts related to love. In his…

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Leaving War Behind
July 16, 2013

I spent many sessions working with a successful entrepreneur to try to help him cope better with stress and depression. His…

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Stress Free and Happy
July 8, 2013

It can be extremely difficult to lead a balanced lifestyle. When we are driven to reach a goal, it is easy…

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Sleep Strategies
June 14, 2013

One of the most frequent causes of insomnia is anxiety. Insomnia of this kind is caused by increased activation of the…

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Stress, Resilience and the Neurobiology of Depression
May 26, 2013

Dr. Eric Nestler, M.D. believes that when it comes to treating depression, we should be doing better.  Less than half of…

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Coming Home
May 26, 2013

Where does the mind go when it is not occupied by the worries, frustration, and anxiety? Does it go to a…

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Stress and Your Brain
April 21, 2013

Stress has a major affect on our bodies and our brain. The release of catecholamines (adrenaline and related chemicals) and cortisol…

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Awareness and Acceptance
March 24, 2013

The New York Times has had a series of well written articles on the topic of mindfulness. The most recent article…

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Kindling
March 18, 2013

What do small sticks used to start a fire have to do with bipolar moods? Not much… Kindling in the context…

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On the Borderline
March 17, 2013

I am writing a presentation for the UCSF Bipolar Program on the topic of the relationship between Borderline Personality Disorder and…

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Needing to be Perfect
February 26, 2013

The need to be perfect is one of the “dangerous ideas” that can destroy a life. It often comes from the…

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WorkSurfing
February 21, 2013

The New York Times recently published an intriguing article entitled “Relax, You Will Be More Effective.” It arrived at just the…

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Trickster Brain
February 18, 2013

If you want to figure out if something is true or not, you’re probably better off not going to a psychiatrist….

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10% of Americans Suffered Childhood Sexual Abuse
February 5, 2013

Approximately 10 percent of American adults were sexually abused as children, according to a study reported in Comprehensive Psychiatry. They are more at…

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Meditate!
January 14, 2013

Rick Hanson has a wonderful blog of practices that will help you achieve excellent mental health. We encourage you to subscribe…

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Mindfulness in the News
December 20, 2012

A number of people called my attention to the December 15 NY Times The Power of Concentration article written by Maria…

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Mind Body Issues
December 17, 2012

Health problems fundamentally challenge our sense of self and safety in the world. Those people who are able to maintain equanimity in the…

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Having Plenty
December 11, 2012

We have been talking about the many forms of craving (food, love, sex, etcetera) and how the desire to have these…

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