Monday, November 20, 2017

To Evaluate Or Not

In my own clinical practice I primarily see individuals (i.e., children, adolescents and adults) for evaluation purposes. The types of evaluations needed range quite...

The message not the messenger

  I am seeing an increasing number of communication dilemmas involving misperceptions between what’s being said versus what’s being interpreted. When explaining this perplexity, I describe it as not being the “message” but...

Feeling Manipulated?

By Robert Jackman, LCPC   Do you sometimes feel another person is telling you how you should feel, what you should do, or how you should act?   Chances are you are in a relationship or friendship with a manipulator.   Ma...

9 Tips to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Illnesses

9 Tips to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Illnesses   How can you absorb other people’s illness and pain?   As a psychiatrist I’ve had many patients come to me with panic disorders, chronic depression, fatigue, pain, or my...
Polarized minds are the problem

The Larger Problem is Not Mental Illness but The Polarized Mind

Abstract   Drawn in part from my recent books The Polarized Mind: Why It’s Killing us and What We Can Do About it (2013) and Rediscovery of Awe (2004), this article describes a major oversight in organized psychology and psychiatry, and th...

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The aim of anxiety is to help you pay attention and to provide you with energy. You may dislike the way it makes you feel, but that’s the point: As with all negative emotions, the primary way in which anxiety motivates you to take action involves...

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