In my clinical experience, most people who ask for psychotherapy have a history of personal loss or they struggle with working through a recent loss.  While the death of a loved one is the main motivation to look for help, there are other losses that also produce grief...

The newspaper article on the possible suicide of a meteorologist from a local television station has elicited many questions.  The most blaring is "why?"  I will preface this post with the statement that I do not know for certain that his/her death was a suicide, nor d...

Such a pretty spider.  The fear of spiders is called Arachnophobia and, if you have a strong fear that interferes with your daily routine, then you probably went to your primary physician who then prescribed a pill.  But, did you know that many anxiety disorders can be...

One of the most informative experiences in psychotherapy I have had was working with a person with schizophrenia who possessed an unusual amount of insight and deep reservoirs of compassion and empathy.  The following is based on her account of her experience with psyc...

Almost one year ago, on my birthday to be exact, I decided to eliminate alcohol completely from my weekly diet.  I was not a heavy drinker.  I would drink one bottle of wine over the week (4 glasses), and maybe two glasses of scotch whiskey on the weekend.  I stopped d...

I remember dancing when I was a child of about five-years old.  The lack of coordination and spastic moves were the hallmarks of my groove, and I didn't care one bit that I looked like Elaine Benes of "Seinfeld."  I just moved., just as she did.  As a five-year old the...

In my past posts, I've described the exposure of one of my patients to the radiation from three CT Scans in the span of one-year and hypothesized on the possible physical consequences from such high dosage of radiation in such a small time interval.  Well, it has surfa...

A child's identity development for business does not manifest out of the blue, for the most part.  Some very important experiences are needed.  A mentor or model perhaps? Sure, a mentor or model will helps them develop confidence to become a salesperson and will point...

Are you a parent who has a child who doesn't get enough sleep even thought he goes to his room at 9 pm?  Is your child's teacher complaining that your child is lacking focus and failing to maintain his concentration across the day?  Is your child seemingly less appreci...

The placebo effect is a treatment or ingested substance that the patient or person believes will make him/her well, when in fact the treatment is effectively inert.  The placebo effect is attributed to the effects cited by antidepressants and the cures by witch doctors...

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