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  • [Read Article] Treatment Can Help!

    Find a treatment center or program for drugs, eating disorders, alcohol abuse, substance abuse, sexual abuse, cocaine, depression, teen problems.

    Published: Sat April 09, 2011

  • [Read Article] When Someone You Love is Depressed

    Yesterday I saw a woman who was referred to me by her doctor because although her medical tests had come back negative, she was clearly suffering from some kind of physical illness, an illness her doctor had diagnosed as depression.

    Published: Wed July 06, 2011

  • [Read Article] Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Emphasizes the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. CBT stresses the fact that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and ofter call for homewo

    Published: Mon July 06, 2009

  • [Read Article] Solitude, Part 2: The Benefits It Brigns, and the Special Strengths of the People Who Enjoy It

    Here’s what makes solitude so sweet Unlike the readers of my last post, who were so articulate and insightful about the sweetness of solitude, many professional researchers have had a much harder time recognizing that solitude can actually be ben

    Published: Sat June 11, 2011

  • [Read Article] Venting Anger is Always Counter Productive

    Anger is a normal human emotion. “A universal trigger for anger is the sense of being endangered. Endangerment can be a signal not just by an outright physical threat but also, as is more often the case, by a symbolic threat to self-esteem or dignit

    Published: Sat September 05, 2009

  • [Read Article] Organized Phone Therapy For Depression Found Cost-Effective

    When people get brief, structured, phone-based cognitive behavioral psychotherapy soon after starting on antidepressant medication, significant benefits may persist two years after their first session, with only modest rises in cost. Over two years, t

    Published: Fri October 09, 2009

  • [Read Article] A Child Within Us Wants to Talk

    Many of us have an “inner child” or an “inner younger part” who has not been heard, seen, or treated in a healthy nurturing way. As a result, whether it is an inner child, adolescent, or younger adult, feelings of being ignored, abandoned, or

    Published: Thu October 01, 2009

  • [Read Article] Depression Doesn't Lie

    One of the things I continue to be impressed with despite my 30 years of practice is how harsh we are toward ourselves when we are struggling in some way emotionally. It is really striking when you stop to think about it. Our response to our struggl

    Published: Thu November 19, 2009

  • [Read Article] Why the Holidays can Bring More Conflict than Joy

    Help with the emotions around the holidays typically focuses on the “Holiday Blues”, but there is very little press regarding the tension and conflicts that erupt during this time of year. Relationships are like the proverbial canary in the min

    Published: Thu December 03, 2009

  • [Read Article] Managing Holiday Depression

    The holiday season is a time full of joy, cheer, parties, and family gatherings. However, for many people, it is a time of self-evaluation, loneliness, reflection o­n past failures, and anxiety about an uncertain future. What Causes Holiday Blues?

    Published: Tue December 01, 2009