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Evidence Based Treatments for Children, Teens

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Evidence Based Treatments for Children, TeensWe talk a lot about the different types of research conducted in psychology that measure the effectiveness of various treatment methods. In fact, we publish daily news stories that cover a lot of new research findings every week. Some of the treatment research has to do with medications, some with psychotherapy, and some with other methods of treatment.

But it’s all confusing and can be more than a little overwhelming. Take, for instance, the contradictory findings and results surrounding antidepressant medications. Some research says they are no better than sugar pills — placebos. Other research says they can be effective, but you just need to find the right one at the right dose. It’s hard to know what the research really says as a whole.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a central database or clearinghouse where you could find such information?

Well, at least in the world of psychotherapy and interventions for children and teenagers, now there is.

The Pocket Therapist: Mental Health To Go!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The Pocket Therapist: Mental Health To Go!Imagine a GPS navigational system that said something like this: “In approximately 30 minutes, you will run into your old boss, who will want to make you feel like a worthless pile of feces. Erect personal boundaries immediately…. I said, Get in your bubble, Woman … Are you listening? She’s approaching you on your left. Lock up all childhood tapes now (the ones that convinced you that were weak, ugly, and pathetic) and DO NOT, I said DO NOT play them for her. Remember, their messages are no longer valid. Proceed carefully. You will speak to her in approximately 3, no 2, no 1 second.”

Me? I would like one of those.

So I made one. In book form.

When All Else Fails: Brain Surgery

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Like many others, I’ve never been a big fan of surgery as a solution for mental disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or depression. A medical …

A Glimpse Inside “Obsessed”: An Interview with John Tsilimparis

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

I’m not one to stay up and watch TV. For one, I have to practice good sleep hygiene so I can preach that message to …

10 Steps To Conquer Perfectionism

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Perfectionism. It’s the enemy of creativity, productivity, and, well, sanity. In “The Artist’s Way,” author Julia Cameron writes: “Perfectionism is a refusal …

What, Me Worry? Swine Flu

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Picture the little kid crying in front of Mom. She’s wagging a finger at him saying, “I’ll give you something …

Learn To Fly Without Fear!

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Chances are good either you or someone you love has moderate (I can get on a plane if …

Mad As Hell: Anger and the Economy Part Two

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

“The hardest part of all this is my loss of security and my lack of control over my own finances and future. I feel vulnerable …

Introducing Anxiety & OCD Exposed!

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

You asked, we answered. Introducing our newest blog, Anxiety & OCD Exposed! Anxiety and OCD Exposed is written by the authors of a series …

9 Ways to Stop Obsessing

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

The French call Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder folie de doute, the doubting disease. That’s what obsessions are–a doubt caught in an endless loop of thoughts. But even …

Parents’ Behavior Can Foster Obsessive Children

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Another downside to trying to over-control your child’s behavior has been discovered. Parents who do so may put their child at greater risk for …

New social networking for the ill dubbed “Myspace for the afflicted”

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

A new social networking site looks a lot like Myspace, but is specifically designed for people suffering from major medical problems. I found the …

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