In: therapy

October 11, 2012

We have been blessed to work with many very, very intelligent people over the years. It always stimulates us to have…

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Therapists Can Be So Annoying: Feeling Like You’re On Celebrity Roast
October 3, 2012

Therapists Have you ever found yourself all of a sudden the guest of honor at celebrity roast special. Sometimes that is…

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Chronic Anger Kills
October 2, 2012

Anger is a necessary emotion. It can motivate to change things for the better, to protect ourselves from evil, to re-shape…

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Imperfect Bodies
September 30, 2012

In his book, “The Heart of Man,” Erich Fromm wrote about two modes of being – one he called biophilia (the…

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Therapy and Curling
September 20, 2012

Therapists are like the sweepers in the winter olympic sport of curling. Curling, for those who are not intrigued by the…

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Self Confirming Beliefs
September 18, 2012

There are dangerous ideas that can shape an entire life. Ideas that suggest that “no one will ever really love me”…

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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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Starbucks Therapy
September 3, 2012

We aren’t sure how we feel about the spread of Starbucks into every corner of America. But it does allow us…

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Learned Helplessness
August 7, 2012

This is an animal model of the human experience of depression. In the learned helplessness model an animal is repeatedly placed…

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Doctors Part 2
July 31, 2012

Once you have found a good doctor (see Doctors Part 1 for thoughts on finding doctors), how can you make sure…

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Breaking Up: How to Cope
July 21, 2012

Breaking up is hard. (At least for most people – we do know a couple of people – mostly guys –…

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July 19, 2012

Heroism can be bad for your health. We know, we’ve been there. It starts with a positive feeling about someone or…

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July 17, 2012

“You’re such a narcissist!” It’s easy to see why people with moods are often accused of being narcissistic. When we are…

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Relationships and Chronic Depression
July 12, 2012

Many people with depression, particularly if they have been depressed for a long time, develop a pattern of interacting with others…

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Anxiety or Excitement?
July 11, 2012

Many folks not only have to figure out how to live creatively with moods, but also have to wrestle with anxiety….

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Self-Consciousness: You Can’t Fool Yourself
July 8, 2012

Many years ago we read a book by renowned social psychologist George Herbert Meade entitled Mind, Self and Society. In it…

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The Antidepressant without Side Effects
July 5, 2012

Medications for depression can be life saving, but for many people they have disturbing side effects. But there is one antidepressant…

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Why You Should Journal
July 2, 2012

We are strong believers in the value of paying attention. We define what is important in our lives by what we…

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Endless Worry: Books to Help Manage It
June 25, 2012

Sometimes life circumstances, or our own mood, conspire to lead us into a state of endless worry. We never seem to…

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