Archive for April, 2007

Adolescents & Risk-Taking Behavior

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Several areas of research have converged over the past several years to give people a better understanding of adolescent risk-taking behavior. For many teens, taking …

Therapy After Domestic Violence

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Domestic violence and its effects on kids as well as the adults involved is often under-reported and can be forgotten about. Fortunately, a recent report …

Can Parents Influence their Kid’s Sexual Behavior?

Friday, April 27th, 2007

You know those public service television commercials where some celebrity-of-the-moment encourages you to talk to your kids about sex or drugs or something? Well, not …

Psychological Medication Use Increase

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

It’s no secret that the amount of prescriptions filled for psychotropic medication has been increasing at a rapid pace. However, most people don’t really just …

Praise Your Spouse 5x More or Else

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

In an article in last Friday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal, there appeared an article from Jeffrey Zaslow entitled, “The Most-Praised Generation Goes …

Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Bebe Moore Campbell, writer and mental health advocate, suffered with a bipolar disorder and died of brain cancer last winter. In 2003 she wrote …

Violent Thoughts & Cho

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

As the cultural obsession with Cho continues, it reveals a deep human need to understand, explain, and feel in control of this type of situation. …

Psychotherapy & OCD

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

There has been a reasonable amount of evidence accumulating that talk therapy is an effective approach to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A new study …

Am I really funny or are you just trying to impress me?

Friday, April 20th, 2007

A little over a year ago, I went through what has so far been the worst string of bad dates in my life. There …

NeuroTalk Communities Mentioned in Neurology Now

Friday, April 20th, 2007

I was pleased to see that our NeuroTalk Communities was mentioned in Dr. Orly Avitzur’s article about the benefits of joining an online neurology …

Sensationalizing Murder and Mental Health

Friday, April 20th, 2007

As predicted, the media is now making some very generalized and meaningless connections between Cho’s hospitalization 16 months ago in 2005, and his …

Healthy Brain Upkeep

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Many of us think about how to keep out hearts and muscles healthy, but few of us think about how to keep our brains healthy. …

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