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  • [Read Article] The Emotional Journey of Cancer and How to Develop a Cancer Survivor Kit

    For a patient and their family the experience of dealing with cancer is like riding a roller-coaster. First, the difference between the two is that riding a roller-coaster is a choice; and secondly the expectations of the ride are predictable. The p

    Published: Sun January 10, 2010

  • [Read Article] Here's What A Psychologist thinks About Bad Kid's Behavior

    As an outpatient child psychologist, I often am asked what are the most displeasing problems with kids. Here's my list: "Yelling, Doesn't clean room, Doesn't obey (defiance), Ignores me or Talks back, Disrespectful, Runs around too much (hyper),

    Published: Fri September 30, 2011

  • [Read Article] 5 Ways to Help You Deal with Alcoholism during the Holdiays

    It’s that time of the year again when everyone is supposed to “drink and be merry.” For some, a couple of drinks are fine, but for others dealing with alcoholism, it can be a burden and an agonizing temptation. It all comes back to the famous

    Published: Wed December 30, 2009

  • [Read Article] Holidays Beckon: What's an Overshopper To Do?

    Consciousness is the watchword for problem shoppers, particularly as the holiday season approaches, and most particularly amidst all the over-optimistic talk of economic recovery. Consciousness means not allowing yourself to shop as a way of trying

    Published: Tue December 08, 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

  • [Read Article] Betrayal in a Relationship

    You’ve met the person who makes you feel so special. It feels wonderful to be in love and now you are married hoping that this relationship will last your life time. Years have gone by and marriage has been good to you - so you thought. You begin

    Published: Wed January 06, 2010

  • [Read Article] Picking Out A Therapist

    According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than one in 20 Americans (ages 12 and older) are depressed. Considering the declining economic environment, decrease in gainful employment and the general lack of access to mental health care, it

    Published: Mon September 26, 2011

  • [Read Article] What is Mental Health and Mental Disorder?

    Most people think that mental health only applies to those people who have diagnosable mental disorders. The truth is that we should be concerned about our mental health. It is our basis of being healthy.

    Published: Wed March 12, 2014

  • [Read Article] Home for the Holdiays

    Thousands of people travel to see their families during the holidays. These family gatherings often include meeting new arrivals to the family and spending time with people we only see rarely. However, interactions between family members can rang

    Published: Mon November 23, 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