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Dr.J – Page 2 – Real Thriving – By Dr. Lynn Johnson

Mental Illness? Or, anger?

    Each time we have to endure another horrible shooting like the one at Umpqua Community College, there are calls for more treatment of mental illness. Yes, by all means. Mental health treatment is inadequate. Cuts in mental health … Read More

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More on Parenting

My friend Bill O’Hanlon likes to tell about a marriage counselor with a popular parenting course, called “Four Rules for Parents.” People loved it and he was wildly successful. He wasn’t married and had no children, but nevertheless . . . … Read More

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PARENTING TOOL

Here is a photo of a family / neighbor outing. The people on your left are the important ones, the Johnson children, all but Steve who is on his honeymoon. The man to my left is my second son, Jeff, … Read More

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Do Statins Damage Mental Health?

I just read a new report. It turns out that drugs that lower cholesterol, including statins, damage memory. The article appears in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. The lead author is Brian Strom.| http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26054031 The findings are … Read More

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ACTIVITY & THRIVING

I just posted a new YouTube video. Take a look, share it, leave a message.   What about it? What do you do that gives you energy and a sense of competency?

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Hobbies that help you Thrive

Eating a “rainbow diet” with lots of vegetables helps you recover from depression. Why is that? It is very likely that the rainbow diet reduces chronic inflammation. What will raise chronic inflammation? Eating prepared foods. Being worried and upset. Not … Read More

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Do You Need An Antidepressant?

Here is a simple method of telling whether you actually have to take an antidepressant, based on solid science.   Leave comments, refer your colleagues and clients.

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NEW VIEW ON ETHICS

We just finished an interesting interview with Dr. Julie Tilsen. We talked about the influence of post-modern constructionist thinking on ethics. She and Scott Miller are presenting a live workshop in Chicago on August 12. After hearing the interview you … Read More

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GUT HEALTH and MENTAL HEALTH

When I started exploring lifestyle interventions a few years ago, I thought that interventions like coaching clients toward healthy eating and more physical exercise (among at least ten or twelve others!) were useful and interesting additions to my clinical skills. … Read More

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Do You Like Your Doctor?

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Why do we like some doctors better than others? Jeannie Tsai and Tamara Sims, both associated with Stanford, propose it is because of our emotional fit. Tsai and Sims looked at two preferred emotional styles: Positive and high energy, and … Read More

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