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Learning Resilience From a Master

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Matisse embodies what people refer to today as resilience. With passion and perseverance, he navigated his way through this challenging period and found beauty in the darkness.

Stigmatize Me, Fool

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

Depression isn't weakness. It's an illness. I think this message will make itself clearer as more people feel free to talk about it. So here I am, talking about it.

Depression Is My Profession: A Psychiatrist's Perspective

Karen Mechanic | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Mechanic

Without question, my work is challenging. The time I spend with my patients, however, inspires me daily by giving meaning to my life as we work together to overcome adversity. And I hope I in turn am bringing meaning to the lives of others.

How I Manage My Bipolar Disorder

Krystal Reddick | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

A stable life is highly doable. You have to take stock of your life and shape one you'd be proud and happy to live. It is a lot of work. But what in life isn't?

Onward to the Consultation: Having a Second Opinion in the Fight Against Depression

Risa Sugarman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

Depression is a horrible illness where your inner core is twisted and twisted again. Your heart hurts, your brain hurts and your soul hurts.

Coming to Terms: Life of a Woman with Depression

Risa Sugarman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Risa Sugarman

When you are clinically depressed, your worldview is skewed. This includes how you see your relationship with your spouse, child, other family members and friends.

Message to the ADHD Medical Community: Is Medication the Only Answer?

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Professionals know that there is no magic formula for "fixing" ADHD, and that active management is key for long-term success. Let's share that little secret with parents, shall we? The futures of their children are at stake.

How Do You Know If Your Therapist Is Helping You?

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

It's not always clear to patients what to ask a potential psychotherapist and how to know if he or she is any good. It's also hard to know if it's working. Most people find it easier to assess the skill of a medical practitioner.

On The Power Of Choosing Your Thoughts

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we learn mindfulness, we gain the power of familiarizing ourselves with our thoughts and our patterns. We can get to know our critical inner voices, and we can start to recognize when these cruel thoughts start to surface.

Vidiot Syndrome -- Is Your Teen Infected?

Todd Kestin | Posted 09.23.2013 | Comedy
Todd Kestin

Parents, welcome to the world of Vidiot Syndrome. Due to high exposure rates, Vidiot Syndrome rates are increasing, and it's highly contagious amongst those in certain age brackets and as likely to hit your teen as the common cold.

9 P.M. on a Saturday Is When I Received the Call

Todd Kestin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Todd Kestin

Jimmy talks about the pressures to drink and smoke pot to be part of a specific group. Though he would do it, he would often wonder why he would hang out people that he does not feel comfortable with.

My 'Sad Day' Turned Into a Clinical Diagnosis for Depression: The Problem With a Problem-Centric Approach to Mental Health

Todd Kestin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Todd Kestin

Too often, a small issue is diagnosed and becomes greater by virtue of being labeled. Once you have been labeled, there is an overwhelming desire to fix that problem. This approach automatically forces you into negative thinking.

Get a Bucket of Feelings: Smuggling KFC in Gaza

Pam Murtaugh | Posted 07.20.2013 | Science
Pam Murtaugh

If you lived in a perpetual blockade, imagine the lengths to which you would go for feelings of freedom, optimism, boundless opportunity.

May 18-22, 166th Annual APA Conference: A Profession in Need of a Brand Makeover

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Over the past couple years I have stopped my clinical psychiatric practice after 35 years and have been searching for anything that will lessen the stigma and that will cause those with mental disorders to seek and receive treatment.

Death Wish Recognized: A Case for Long-Term Treatment

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Do these words get us any closer to answering the interminable questions above, or do they simply attempt to soothe our desperate and restless desire to control the uncontrollable?

Psychiatrists Approve Massive Update To Diagnosis Manual

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 01.31.2013 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO -- The now familiar term "Asperger's disorder" is being dropped. And abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be given a scientific-so...

What Is A Tool?

Phil Stutz, M.D. | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Phil Stutz, M.D.

As a therapist, the No. 1 complaint I hear from patients is that therapy takes too long to work. Why do we have to wait for what seems like forever for change to begin?

I'm Not Your Psychiatrist -- I'm Your Life Coach!

Paul Greenberg | Posted 07.15.2012 | Comedy
Paul Greenberg

It may not be immediately apparent from my "page" but you will find out the next time you come into the office that I have shaved my beard and dropped 87 pounds. Furthermore I am ripped. Six-pack. Seriously. And also, no more "Dr. Weinblatt." You can call me Neil.

Does College Stress Breed Success?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Alexia Parks

Could it be that the psychiatrists who developed a definitive stress test forgot to interview students at home during the school holidays?

Interview with Dr. Jacqueline Olds: Work Spouses - Risky business?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

With more women entering the workplace, it's not surprising that many develop extraordinarily close ties with colleagues, both male and female. To lea...

What Should We Call People with Mental Illness?

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DJ Jaffe

Like ''diabetics,'' ''alcoholics,'' and epileptics,'' ''schizophrenics'' can usefully indicate a group of people with a common condition, and some individuals with schizophrenia refer to themselves this way.

Finding The Right Psychiatrist

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

First and foremost you want to recognize that mental health problems, including addictions, are among the most common medical problems that exist!

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.

The Age of Autism

Deirdre Imus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Imus

Authors Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill have for the first time traced the roots of autism beginning in the 1930s. What they found is electrifying and suggests the debate is about to heat up again.

The Secret Language Of Doctors

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

Many patients want to know what's wrong with them and how to take care of it because it gives them a feeling of involvement and control. Should patients be given access to their records?