Healing Rosie

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Rosie was a neglected and abused dog. She is a small-medium red dog, about thirty pounds. She had been starved, and at eight months hadn’t lived in a house or been house trained. My daughter adopted this needy dog. She … Read More

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When Psychotherapy Hurts

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Therapists do a lot of good. People who have been through therapy are much better off. But the question of whether psychotherapy can hurt people is not one we see much research on. A new study by Mike Crawford in … Read More

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Hope For IBS

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A recent meta analysis shows that patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome – IBS – are helped by psychotherapy. Not only do they feel better while the therapy helps them work with their emotions, but the benefit continues for six … 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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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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NUTRITION AND MENTAL HEALTH

A PRESS RELEASE from Medical Express (http://medicalxpress.com/) from January 28 (but just showing up in my inbox!) is a press release from the University of Melbourne. That’s in Oz, of course. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-diet-nutrition-essential-mental-health.html “Diet and nutrition essential for mental health” publicizes … Read More

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Is “Mental Illness” A Disease?

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Well, I do admit, people seeking help for emotional disorders are certainly ill-at-ease, dis-eased. But that is not what we mean. We are talking about the Official Disease Model, the DSM 5. In Scientific American, Peter Kinderman makes a case … Read More

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PSYCHOTHERAPY, NOT DRUGS FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY

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The good news is that therapists have much more  to offer anxious clients than the drugs that they are often offered. The bad news is that drugs are overused. Patients are robbed of the best treatment. Share this good news!  … Read More

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Don’t Judge Robin Williams

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Suicide is a terrible thing. It may – or it may not – end the suffering of the severely depressed person, and we are in no position to criticize. What Robin Williams did by hanging himself was a shocking thing, … Read More

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