Monthly Archives: October 2010

Trauma and Dissociation – Mind Parts

5 October 2010 | By Paul In an editorial to the most recent Journal of Trauma and Dissociation (Vol. 11, pp. 261-5), Dr. David Spiegel writes about how dissociation will likely be addressed in the forthcoming DSM5. For those of you not familiar, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as […]

How to get happy

Boks relay what they’ve found in research and in life Howard Gardner,  the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, moderated a discussion with Derek Bok , who recently penned “The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn From the New Research on Well-Being,” and his wife Sissela, who is the author of “Exploring Happiness: From […]

Family-based treatment found most effective for anorexia nervosa patients

for anorexia nervosa patients Monday, October 4, 2010 An anorexia nervosa treatment strategy that promotes parental involvement in restoring an adolescent to healthy weight and eating habits is more effective than traditional individual-based anorexia nervosa therapy, according to new research. The study, published online October 4 in Archives of General Psychiatry, is the first randomized clinical […]

Researchers Discover Novel Therapeutic For Chronic Pain

Researchers Discover Novel Therapeutic For Chronic Pain   Columbia scientists working to combat injury-related depression, substance abuse and suicide due to unremitting, persistent pain may have discovered a new way of treating that pain: a powerful analgesic dubbed N60 that leads to neither tolerance nor addiction. Pain is a perception in the brain triggered by […]

Suicides Put Light on Pressures of Gay Teenagers

FRESNO, Calif. — When Seth Walsh was in the sixth grade, he turned to his mother one day and told her he had something to say. “I was folding clothes, and he said, ‘Mom, I’m gay,’ ” said Wendy Walsh, a hairstylist and single mother of four. “I said, ‘O.K., sweetheart, I love you no matter […]

First study of its kind finds children with food allergies are often victims of bullying

food allergies are often victims of bullying In the first-ever study to assess the social impact of food allergies in children, Mount Sinai researchers have found that approximately 35 percent of children with food allergies, who are over the age of five, were reported to have experienced bullying, teasing, or harassment as a result of their […]

Revenge of the Introvert

   After ten years as a psychologist practicing psychodynamic psychotherapy, I reclined on the couch of my own analyst feeling burdened by my chosen work. After a day of seeing patients, I was drained. I had been trained to listen at many levels—words, emotions, unconscious disclosures—and I took all of that in and sorted it […]

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