Category Archives: Therapy


You’re Driving Me Crazy!

So often it's the pettiest problems that tear couples apart. How small irritants become big issues—and what to do about them. by Jay Dixit Without doubt, there are big problems that afflict relationships; infidelity, abuse, and addiction are not perishing from the earth. A highly sexualized society delivers an alluring drumbeat of distractions. But it […]

New Year Resolution Procrastination

  New Year, New You The principles of change   12 success tips for fulfilling New Year's resolutions Published on December 23, 2010 by Dr. Bill Knaus, Ed.D. in Science and Sensibility The turning point from one year to the next is a traditional time for making resolutions. New Year's resolutions are promises that you make […]

‘Tis the Overwhelming Season

  NewYork-Presbyterian Psychiatrists Offer Advice for Reducing Holiday Stress   Newswise — NEW YORK (October 2012) — Crowded shopping centers, visits from long-lost relatives, and the pressure of preparing holiday meals can all summon one universal reaction: stress. The holidays may be the season of love and celebration, but sometimes festivities can become overwhelming. Dr. […]

More Doctors Are Prescribing Meditation

By Robert Puff, Ph.D. Created Aug 9 2012 – 2:33pm The scientific and medical communities are continually providing evidence that shows the health benefits of meditation. But how many doctors are actually referring their patients to forms of alternative medicine, such as meditation? A May 2011 joint study by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center […]

Understanding Common Sleep Disorders in Psychiatric Illness

  Plus: The Effects of Antidepressants on Sleep By Andrew Winokur, MD, PhD and Nicholas DeMartinis, MD | June 13, 2012 Understanding Common Sleep Disorders in Psychiatric Illness By Philip R. Burke, MD, MPH | June 13, 201 Dr Burke is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. He is […]

Mindfulness techniques show health benefits

Specific types of “mindfulness practices” including Zen meditation have research-proven benefits for patients with certain physical and mental health problems, according to a report in the July Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. “An extensive review of therapies that include meditation as a key […]

Therapy by Phone Good Against Depression

      By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: June 05, 2012 Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner Action Points Although psychotherapy effectively treats depression and is preferred to antidepressants by many primary care patients, only a […]

The 10 Personality Disorders

By Neel Burton, M.D. The study of human personality or ‘character’ dates back at least to antiquity. In his Characters, Tyrtamus (371–287 BC)—nicknamed ‘Theophrastus’ or ‘divinely speaking’ by his contemporary Aristotle—divided the people of the Athens of the fourth century BC into 30 different personality types. The Characters exerted a strong influence on subsequent studies […]

The gut-brain connection

Have you ever had a “gut-wrenching” experience? Do certain situations make you “feel nauseous”? Have you ever felt “butterflies” in your stomach? We use these expressions for a reason. The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion. Anger, anxiety, sadness, elation — all of these feelings (and others) can trigger symptoms in the gut.

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