Predicting suicidality using technology

For a long time, researchers knocked Freud’s idea of the unconscious because it could not be ‘proven’.  However, today, technology makes it possibly for us to quantifiably measure response time to certain associations as a way to determine biases about which a person might not be 100 percent conscious.  A test has been created to […]

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The presence of dogs in the therapy office

Esther A couple of years ago, we purchased a beagle mix from a nearby kennel.  After reading a lot of information about therapy dogs, I decided to see what kinds of programs were available in English, in Denmark.  I was unable to find anything so I read up about the mere presence of animals in […]

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For those suffering from anxiety…

Most people have suffered from stress and anxiety, at some point in their lives.  I ran across this article today and decided to share it. http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/health/anxiety-facts-symptoms

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When OCD takes a sexual form

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, commonly known as OCD, can be extremely debilitating.  About two percent of adults suffer from this disorder.  In popular media and culture, OCD is often represented as manifesting itself as excessive hand-washing and concern with tidiness.  However, it can also manifest itself in other ways, as is demonstrated in this article and video. […]

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New Evidence suggests that Freudian-style Dynamic Psychotherapy is more effective than CBT

For those of you who are interested in therapy-outcomes research, there is some new information about the effectiveness of dynamic psychotherapy versus cognitive behavioral therapy.  I was really encouraged by this article since I tend to practice a mix of the two. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jan/07/therapy-wars-revenge-of-freud-cognitive-behavioural-therapy

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Fighting every day Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Did you know that getting a song stuck in one’s head is one of the most common symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?  Here’s some practical advice, from the research, for getting that tune out of your head? A number of Beatles songs have been shown to be among the most annoyingly easy to become obsessive about. […]

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How is trauma passed down through the generations?

It’s well known that children of trauma survivors often experience secondary trauma– a kind of stress reaction that is ‘caught’ by someone, simply by hearing about the original trauma.  A substantial amount of literature, for example, has been written that examined Second Generation Holocaust Survivors.  The children of Holocaust survivors often went on to have […]

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A great new podcast!

The hidden brain podcast I’ve reviewed this and it looks like it will be phenomenal.  Thanks, NPR!

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Individuals do not just suffer with Psychiatric symptoms.  Instead, they have a complex relationship with their symptoms.  A depressed person may both love and feel intimate and secure with the familiar feeling of melancholy, and a person with occasional bouts of psychosis may strongly believe that the perceptions they have are helpful attimes. What kind […]

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When a loved one suffers from mental illness

I found this poignant article on one of my news feeds and want to share it on this site.  Where do you turn, when a loved one becomes mentally ill?  How can you help alleviate suffering, and foster understanding?  This author’s take is a frank look at how difficult it can be for the partners […]

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