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Want Weight Loss in 2014? Here Are 5 Key Requirements

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Wanting, even with all your heart, to lose weight does not make it happen, as anyone with a stubborn weight problem knows. Hopefully, it won't take you 20 years to learn what I learned. You can learn it from me!

Almemories: Playing a Pivotal Role in Colombia by Using Cognitive Stimulation to Help Alzheimer Patients

Elizabeth Ojeda Gomez | Posted 10.27.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Ojeda Gomez

This disease has a higher incidence in people between the ages of 65 and 85 years. And a key question is: How many of these people are undiagnosed?

From Anti-Alzheimer's 'Magic Bullets' to True Brain Health

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 06.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

If you followed news coverage on the release of the National Alzheimer's Plan, you'd probably conclude that the solution to maintain lifelong brain health is simple: Simply wait until 2025 for a "magic bullet" to be discovered to cure Alzheimer's disease.

What To Expect At A CBT Session

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

I believe it's important for patients to know what to expect in a typical cognitive behavior therapy session, not only so they can assess the treatment they're receiving, but also so they're prepared for therapy and understand and agree with how treatment typically proceeds.

How Do Placebos Relieve Pain?

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.27.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists and doctors have been studying placebos for more than half a century. These inert "sugar pills" remain highly controversial, yet they are widely used in clinical treatment today -- especially in the area of pain management.

Hope for Patients With Severe Schizophrenia

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

For many decades, mental health professionals believed that talk therapy was completely ineffective for schizophrenia. A groundbreaking new study, however, was just published.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD in Military Women

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2011 | Women
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

The results of a recent study demonstrated that the women who experienced prolonged-exposure therapy were more likely to achieve total remission.

Behavior Is Very Hard To Change

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

If you can choose one thing to change and focus on that for a few months, like Barry, you can see great improvement.

How To Keep Your Head After Losing Your Job

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

Losing your job can be one of the most difficult experiences that you will face, so knowing how to cope with the time in between your last job and your next job will be important.

Is Dwelling On The Negative Hurting You? The Cognitive Costs Of Rumination

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

A lot of people sit at home, dwell on the negative, getting deeper and deeper in their depression. Psychologists call this style of repetitive negative thoughts "rumination."

The Best Christmas Present? Try Gratitude

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

I have a suggestion for a gift -- a gift that you can receive and give at the same time. It's called "gratitude."

Worry Less: 10 Lessons From Cognitive Therapy

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

Ruminate less and it will help you de-stress. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy offers lessons anyone can apply. Prioritize your values. If you cut someth...

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.

The Assault On Self-Knowledge

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

I am a huge critic of psychoanalysis. Historically, unquestioned authority of analysts has done a lot of damage, not to mention the profound neglect of reality that some psychoanalysts espouse.

An Illegitimate Response to Chicago's Youth Violence

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Petro

A Manhattan Institute writer argues that any money spent on social services will be wasted until poor, black Chicagoans stop the prevalence of "unwed pregnancy" and the "culture of illegitimacy."

Debunking 10 Brain Health Myths

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Think about this: How can anyone take care of his or her brain when every week brings a new barrage of articles and studies which seem to contradict each other?

Obesity Crisis or Cognitive Crisis?

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

The ability to self-regulate behaviors is not a genetic given, but learnable and trainable. If adults cannot regulate their own eating and exercise habits, half the battle is lost.

Study: Meditation Against ADHD

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

A fascinating new study suggests the benefits of mindfulness meditation for adolescents and adults with attention deficits.