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Treatment is a Team Effort

Treatment is a Team Effort

When dealing with mental illness, you and your doctor need to be tight-knit. Throughout the course of your illness, you will probably have a team of doctors that treat different...
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Lose a Duality

Lose a Duality

In Jung’s writings about the unconscious, he essentially equated consciousness with the world and the world with consciousness: The deeper ‘layers’ of the psyche lose their individual uniqueness as they retreat...
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How to Eliminate Recurring Nightmares

How to Eliminate Recurring Nightmares

All of us have nightmares. Maybe in your nightmare you’re being chased by some terrifying but unknown entity. Maybe you’re surrounded by bloodthirsty vampires or hordes of zombies. Maybe you’re...
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Who Am I To Tell You…

Who Am I To Tell You…

This is my 184 blog post on PsychCentral.com. Two years in and I am still being beautifully bipolar. I dole out a lot of advice here. Things I think you...
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Trauma: How to Help Firefighters and Police

Trauma: How to Help Firefighters and Police

In the previous post we started talking with Elizabeth Barney about trauma in first responders, like police, paramedics and firefighters.  Today we continue with a discussion about trauma treatment. Q: There...
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The Psychology of Killing Sprees

The Psychology of Killing Sprees

A lone gunman stood up in a packed movie theater about 20 minutes into the showing of the newly released “Trainwreck” and started shooting into the crowd, killing two and...
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