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How to Change Your Attachment Style
posted by Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT on Sep 15th 2014
How to Change Your Attachment Style"We're wired for attachment - why babies cry when separated from their mothers. Depending especially upon our mother's behavior, as well as later experiences and other factors, we develop a style of attaching that affects our behavior in close relationships. We seek or avoid intimacy along a continuum, but one of the following three styles is generally predominant whether we're dating or in a long term marriage:" More...
What Will You Do With the Rest of Your Life?
posted by Gary Gilles, LCPC on Sep 12th 2014
What Will You Do With the Rest of Your Life? "This is a question I've been asking myself lately. Perhaps you have been as well. It feels like a natural question to ask since I am at that stage of life where I'm clearly past the half-way point. While some are simply trying to hold on until "retirement" I'm asking how to eliminate retirement from my future plans. I want to use the experience, learning and insight I've gained thus far to continue doing things that matter." More...
Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
posted by Randi Fredricks, Ph.D. on Sep 11th 2014
Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Alzheimer's Disease"A new study conducted by researchers from France and Canada has found that the widely prescribed class of drugs benzodiazepines may be associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD)." More...
New Biochemical Research Points to Five Types of Depression
posted by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. on Sep 10th 2014
New Biochemical Research Points to Five Types of Depression"One of the toughest challenges of seeking help for depression is overcoming the stigma associated with the disease. Although stigma has decreased in other areas of medical and psychiatric health, a cloud of shame and blame seems to still accompany clinical depression. This prevents people from reaching out for assistance because they don't want their family, friends, or co-workers to know they are struggling. They are afraid they will be seen as weak because our society perpetuates the myth that depression is something people can simply snap out of if they only had the mental toughness to do it." More...
Redefining the Idea of "Relationship"
posted by Gary Gilles, LCPC on Sep 9th 2014
Redefining the Idea of "Relationship" "When we use the terms "relationship" we usually refer to it in the generic sense. "I have a good relationship with my wife." Or, "I have a close relationship with each of my children." We read into these statements as being positive, but in reality these statements of relationship tell us nothing about the quality of the relationship: The type of communication that goes on from one person to another, the level of trust that is built and maintained, how or if conflict is resolved, etc." More...
The Key to Overcoming Procrastination
posted by Pat LaDouceur, Ph.D. on Sep 8th 2014
The Key to Overcoming Procrastination"Have you ever put off a task that you just didn’t want to do? Procrastination can be frustrating. If this happens just once in awhile, it’s probably not an issue. But if procrastination is a way of managing stressful situations, it’s a real problem. When you procrastinate, things pile up. You end up with long hours and last minute crises. You feel exhausted and frazzled and stressed. In case you were wondering, you’re not alone. A lot of smart people have the same problem." More...
Challenges Increase for Family Caregivers when Cognitive and Behavioral Issues are Present
posted by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. on Sep 5th 2014
Challenges Increase for Family Caregivers when Cognitive and Behavioral Issues are Present"When there are over 42 million unpaid family caregivers in the United States, it's important to understand their situations, needs, and challenges. That's why I was pleased to see a new report out from the United Hospital Fund and the AARP Public Policy Institute called Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care to People with Cognitive and Behavioral Health Conditions." More...
Going MADD - Media Addiction and Digital Distraction: Better Detox from Your Inbox Part II
posted by Mark Gorkin, LCSW ("The Stress Doc") on Sep 4th 2014
Going MADD - Media Addiction and Digital Distraction: Better Detox from Your Inbox Part II"Conflict with a colleague, Just two cubes away…Dirty Harry fantasies: Go ahead…Make my day! Just blast an e-message, Forget face to face. The 'e' in email, Stands for "escape." " More...
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The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids
Sep 12th 2014
"Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say." More...
Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD
Sep 11th 2014
"Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds." More...
Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk
Sep 10th 2014
"Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern." More...
Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants, Miscarriage
Sep 9th 2014
"Depression, rather than SSRIs, might fuel the association, researchers suggest." More...
Spotting, Treating Autism Symptoms in Infancy May Prevent Delays
Sep 9th 2014
"But, study doesn't show that parent-based therapy can change course of autism." More...
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