Archives for August, 2014

Bipolar

Bipolar Disorder Genes Uncovered

Novel 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 of the...
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Anti-anxiety

You Can Worry and Be Happy

Some time ago, there was a popular song by Bobby McFerrin that urged us “Don’t worry. Be happy.” The lyrics suggest that worrying and being happy are contradictory feelings....
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General

Book Review: The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker, Elin Hilderbrand’s new summer novel, brings readers back to the place where the sand is hot but the ground is healing — Nantucket. This beautifully written and...
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Disorders

OCD and Mindfulness

We hear a lot about the concept of mindfulness these days. Simply put, mindfulness is the act of focusing on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. It involves...
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Heads Up Psychology

By Marcus Weeks I was always an inquisitive kid (this is probably synonymous with “nosey” but sounds nicer).  When I learned that the mother of one of my friends had...
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