GROW YOUR BRAIN

WHAT IF WE HAD A SIMPLE HABIT that would grow our brain, lengthen our life, and help eliminate depression? Would you be interested? Maybe not, because few people are actually doing it. Only about one person in four. I am … 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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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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WILL PSYCHOTHERAPY SURVIVE?

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Mar 14, 2014 Is it wise to adopt the DSM-5? The American Medical Association is facing a similar question with the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition). It has taken a bold step, opposing the new diagnostic scheme. This … Read More

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ON UNDERSTANDING FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Magpies have a  particular “here is a cat” call they do. For years, a pair of magpies have had a nest in one of our Austrian pines. I have seen them squawking at our cat when he comes out to … Read More

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DO SPECIFIC SYMPTOMS REQUIRE SPECIFIC TREATMENT

There are a fair number of therapists reading this blog. Rather, I should say of the very few people who read my rants, several are therapists. But enough sniveling. On a Positive Psychology discussion group the following question was posted: … Read More

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