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Psychotherapy

DNA on the Couch

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.

My experience, as well as newer theories about psychotherapy, all tell me that it's not what we say, but rather the power of the therapeutic relationship that often makes the biggest difference. Maybe someday we'll discover that it leads to epigenetic changes later in life.

Psychotherapy Works, But Not For Everyone

Allen Frances | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

Treatments that work well for most don't work well for all. And even effective treatments have side effects and complications. This is true of medication and surgery- and it is also true of psychotherapy.

Food and Dreams: How Eating Habits Can Impact Sleep and Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

If you want good night's sleep, maybe you should think twice about that big glass of milk before bedtime. Or that bowl of ice cream, or the cold slic...

10 Effective Tips to Help Your Loved One Seek Treatment for a Substance Use Problem

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

Reality television shows often portray dramatic and provocative "interventions" that claim to result in radical change. Unfortunately, these types of approaches rarely work and can serve to alienate and shame the individual, often leaving him or her with lower self-esteem, self-hatred and hopelessness.

All Of My Shrinks Were Women

Robert S. Schwartz | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy
Robert S. Schwartz

As I had suspected all along, but couldn't quite figure out who or how, it took a woman (albeit an Asian women who I had a slight language barrier with) to help me figure out my problems with women.

Putting The Mind And Soul Back Into Psychiatry

Allen Frances | Posted 02.01.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

We must get back to treating the whole person, not just his brain circuits. The brain is involved in all we do and what we are, but it is also itself influenced by our psychology and social context.

How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.

Navigating the Waters of Time and Expectation

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

As I sit down to write this, I am two weeks away from my 60th birthday. That means that 240 seasons, 720 months, 21,900 days and 525,600 hours have co...

The Authentic Therapist

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

I struggle, and I am a therapist. I am a therapist, and yet I am also a perfectly imperfect human myself.

Building Confidence and Self-Esteem

Jenny Florence | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Self-esteem relates to the way that we feel about ourselves, it's a reflection of our inner sense of self value and entitlement, whereas confidence is a reflection of the way that we experience ourselves in our external world.

Recovery From 'Schizophrenia': One Man's Journey From Patient to Therapist

Allen Frances | Posted 12.29.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

"Schizophrenia" is a name, not a disease. It presents in many different ways and has many different outcomes. There is certainly not one cause of "sch...

7 Questions People Who See A Shrink Are Tired Of Hearing

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

If I needed physical medical treatment like an examination or surgery, I wouldn't go to my best friend just because she cares about me. The same reasoning applies to mental health care -- the experts know best.

The Alice Tarot: More Than Just a Pack of Cards

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Stephen D. Winick

The Alice Tarot gets its distinctive lush look from the Baba team's unique approach to illustration. Each card is based on photographs of places, animals, objects, and costumed people, collaged into seamless tableaux and blended through skillful illustration.

Why I No Longer Take My Fear So Seriously

Hiba Giacoletto | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Hiba Giacoletto

We tend to believe that people who are "out there" and doing things are different to us. That they don't have fear. Yet if there is one certitude in life, it is that where there is change, there is fear.

The Tragedy of Permanence -- Depression Myths Can Be Fatal

Patrick Corvington | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick Corvington

Over the past 400 years, we've gone back and forth -- and still, we haven't settled on what is true -- depression is a treatable illness. And, in the absence of this more informed view, we're left asking ourselves, again and again, why kids slip into this tragic permanence.

Mindful Happiness: 10 Remedies For Subtle Incessant Dissatisfaction

Ira Israel | Posted 12.09.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

Pursuing happiness actually causes misery. The irony is that if you want to be happy you need to release your desire to be happy -- for desire is the root of all suffering, according to the Buddha, and happiness -- when it occurs -- is actually a by-product and not a direct result of particular actions.

The Pleasure and Pain of a Diagnosis

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

There is pleasure and pain involved with every diagnosis doled out, on multiple levels. But, ultimately, it's up to us to recognize that the root of all of these labels basically comes down to how effectively we can process our feelings, thoughts and behaviors.

Emotional Currency, the Underlying Exchange

Jenny Florence | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Our capacity to learn an emotional language and our ability to relate primarily to ourselves, as well as to others, will dictate whether or not we can learn to process, understand and indeed move on from any of our past emotionally laden experiences.

Yoga and Psyche: The Birth of a Field

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | San Francisco
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

It is exciting to live in a globalized society, even as it is demanding. We have at our fingertips access to much of the knowledge that has ever been available on these subjects, both in distant past and immediate present. Yoga and psychology are tremendous complements to each other.

Revolution Is Actually Condensed Evolution

Jenny Florence | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Learning to listen and be responsive to our emotions is possibly the biggest generational task that we face in our current time. It is both a challenge and an extraordinary opportunity.

Successful Strategies To Find The Right Therapist

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Once you've made the right choice, the therapeutic relationship can be one of the most life enhancing, rewarding relationships and experiences you'll ever have.

(Clinical) Fear and Loathing in America

Max Dorfman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Max Dorfman

Maybe as a nation--despite the depressed economy--we're not looking at ourselves clearly. We are still powerful--but no one, and no country, could possibly confront the mass amount of issues we believe we're responsible for in today's world. That is scary.

Our Emotions Are Our Navigational System

Jenny Florence | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

So many of our emotions get labelled as bad or negative and yet this good/bad, positive/negative kind of definition is a very narrow description, and one that doesn't recognize how important all of our feelings actually are.

I'm Sorry

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

We read and hear a lot about the importance of the balm of forgiveness, how it heals the giver and as well as the given too. But I think we don't think enough about the power of of asking for forgiveness, to knit together what feels irretrievably broken.

Lindsay Holmes

4 Ways Everyone Can Benefit From Therapy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living

By now, you likely have a go-to coping mechanism for when stress and problems arise. Hopefully it's something on the healthy side of the spectrum, suc...