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Are We Touching Each Other Enough?

November 28th, 2014
Are you touching each other enough? No, not during sex. I'm talking about touching when we feel lonely, long to connect, and want to open. Yet, afraid of rejection, we hold back. Over 30 years, and hundreds of couples, I see that words ...

Helping Women Cope with Infertility

Helping Women Cope with InfertilityI use various techniques when counseling women and couples during infertility. I begin by gathering information about the history and current status of infertility and treatment. I also gather personal and family history, and talk about the marriage and sex life of the ...

Bipolar Disorder Genes Uncovered

Bipolar Disorder Genes UncoveredNovel genes have been identified as possible contributors to bipolar disorder. The condition, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a chronic and devastating psychiatric illness, affecting 0.5-1.6% of the general population across their lifetime. Its causes are not yet ...

Frequently Asked Questions on Genetics & Mental Illness

Frequently Asked Questions on Genetics & Mental Illness Can you inherit mental illness? The causes of mental illness are complex and not completely understood. They involve an interplay of genes and environment, which includes the environment of the womb as a fetus develops, as well as biochemical changes ...