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ADHD proven to be a genetic disorder! Well, maybe not.

Daniel Goldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Goldin

Medical News Today recently ran a headline stating "ADHD Is A Genetic Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Scientists Reveal." They drew this headline from a ...

Trance-formation: The Therapeutic Value Of Hypnosis

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

Very few psychological terms have quite the emotional impact that "hypnosis" does. All sorts of beliefs surround the concept, most of which have little to do with what hypnosis actually is.

Does Psychotherapy Make You Worse?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

If you leave a therapy session feeling relieved but with no plan or steps for effectively dealing with what brought you into the session, you are being enabled to remain stuck in your problems.

Psychotherapy for the President and the People

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

It is hard to recover when hate has taken over, but recovery is possible because it is the most common part of life. Therein lies the audacity of hope for America's current mood disorder.

6 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Therapy Session

Dr. John Grohol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. John Grohol

A psychotherapist's main job is to act as a guide in your recovery and healing process. They are not there to necessarily give you all the answers, but help you find your own way to those answers.

4 Steps To Get Unstuck

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

In order to get unstuck, we need to understand that there are perceptions, judgments and opinions that occur so quickly beneath our awareness that we get stuck before we even notice any thoughts arise.

When Psychotherapists Fail to Help: Here's Why

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Many people who enter psychotherapy today aren't helped at all. Some end up more troubled than when they began treatment.

The Marketing Genius of Erectile Dysfunction

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

We must tip our hats to the creative and strategic geniuses among us who took one of the most embarrassing maladies literally known to man and made it sexy.

3 Tips For Finding A Great Therapist

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Each client deserves to feel the comfort and confidentiality of having an exclusive relationship with their therapist, uncontaminated by anything or anyone on the outside.

Deconstructing the ADHD "Epidemic"

Daniel Goldin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goldin

When we are close to diagnosing 10 percent of our children with ADHD, one begins to suspect that the diagnostic criteria for the disorder is overly inclusive, or that it is simply being misdiagnosed.

Falling In Love With Your Psychiatrist

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

Falling in love with your psychiatrist can be a normal part of therapy. Known as transference, the patient is transferring feelings she has toward a parent or authority figure, onto the therapist.

Everyone Should Be In Therapy

Thomas Moore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Moore

One of the first things I learned after beginning to practice psychotherapy was that everyone is at least a little neurotic, and everyone, at one time or another, could do with a little therapy.

The Study Of Empathic Therapy: Human Connection Vs. Psychiatric Control

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

As we grow in awareness of the harm perpetrated by biological psychiatry, we need more focus on the on the life-giving principles that have moved me and many others to take up the cause of reform in psychiatry.

What Makes A Successful Therapist-Patient Relationship?

Donna Flagg | Posted 06.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Flagg

You need a therapist who is willing to tell you that you are full of it. Otherwise, the game keeps going around and around and the patient keeps going in circles.

5 Ways Talk Therapy Can Help You

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Seeing a therapist of any sort can be extraordinarily useful at certain points in your life.

Why We Need a "Practical Psychoanalysis"

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

Since Freud, psychoanalysts have been ambivalent about defining their treatment as primarily designed to relieve patients' suffering. Too often my colleagues have privileged understanding over curing.

Reflections on the Doctor Patient Hierarchy in Psychotherapy

Jane Shure | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Shure

For me, it was a moment in my professional development when I paused to take in the feedback from a person in the patient position, feedback often foreign to the so-called "expert" position.

The Lives Of Therapists and the Limits of Analysis

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

Maybe traditional psychoanalysis still needs a wake-up call about the limitations of the theory and the ways that patients have been let down, or even failed.

Wyatt Webb's Horses Will Change Your Life If You Let Them

Caroline Walker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Walker

Even cowboys get the blues. Some bluer than others. Take Wyatt Webb, whose life 30 years ago was straight out of one of the country songs he was singi...

Nine Types of Teachers

Ken McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ken McLeod

Teacher, guru, or spiritual friend; what are you looking for? The spiritual path has many challenges. There are many things we need to learn or develop. Whatever term we use, this person has a crucial role in our spiritual growth.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Myths and Realities

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

For clients to improve, they need to understand themselves well. The answers are related to what they are thinking at the moment. Gaining this insight is essential but insufficient.

The Sorry State of Transgender Health Care

Joanne Herman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanne Herman

So much energy goes into setting high hurdles of qualification. Why not refocus some of that energy on educating the providers of transgender care, and on providing follow-up care?

Psychotherapy over Psychopharmacology

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

Carlat noted that many psychopharmacologists practice "fragmented care" in which they solely prescribe medication for patients while referring them "to a professional lower in the mental-health hierarchy" for therapy.

Psychiatric Drugs and the Therapist-Patient Relationship

Ronald Ricker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald Ricker

Back in the day, psychiatrists actually spent time talking with patients. Today, psychotherapy is given by those who know very little about psychoactive drugs and appropriately can't write prescriptions.

The How and Why of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Not all psychotherapy is the same. Research over the past 30 years has shown that Cognitive Behavior Therapy is effective for a whole range of psychiatric disorders.