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    Popular! An Overview to Understanding Mental Disorders
    Mental disorders and mental illness are often misunderstood by most folks who either think everyone who's got one is just plain crazy or has a medical disease that simply needs medications. Neither extreme captures the complexity of mental disorders. This article examines the complex causes and origins of mental disorders found in most people, and describes how they are most commonly treated today.
    http://psychcentral.com/archives/intro_mh.htm - 11-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1373 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Articles and Essays Top Rated
    The old index of articles and essays I authored or published on Psych Central. You can still view this page for historical purposes, but all of the articles listed there are also listed within this index. (Indexed for archival purposes.)
    http://psychcentral.com/pageone.htm - 8-Mar-2000 - Hits: 11247 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Choosing Happiness in Our LIves
    All too often in our lives, we place happiness squarely out of reach. I hear people complain, "I'll never be happy," and "Happiness just wasn't meant for me." Unfortunately, these statements are symptomatic of the problem. Happiness is not out of reach; we just put it there due to other, often less important things, getting in our way...
    http://psychcentral.com/archives/happiness.htm - 17-May-2001 - Hits: 3502 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Getting Help for Procrastination Top Rated
    Procrastination is a common issue amongst students and many adults. There are many who struggle with deadlines everyday, with the feeling of impending doom as the exam or project date looms. It is one of the largest problems seen in college counseling centers, and it is something nearly everyone has had to deal with at some point in their lives. This article describes strategies to help yourself overcome procrastination.

    The first thing you have to know about procrastinating is that you should set your expectations realistically. It took you a lifetime to get to where you are today in terms of procrastination, so it's not something you can fix overnight. But it is something you can fix, all you need is the dedication to do so and the willingness to try something new.

    http://psychcentral.com/library/procrastinate2.html - 10-Jan-2005 - Hits: 1423 - Rate This | Details
    Allan J. Comeau, Ph.D. Top Rated
    Dr. Comeau writes a weekly column, Your Mind Matters, which is published in several Southern California newspapers. His site archives a large number of these columns on a wide range of mental health topics.
    http://www.drcomeau.com/ - 26-Jul-2004 - Hits: 707 - Rate This | Details
    Development of CERS
    What's the big deal about this? Try getting psychotherapy services from your HMO or insurance company and you'll soon realize what the "big deal" is. There are two major and a whole lot of minor problems with regards to how managed care hurts your ability to access timely and effective treatment. The first problem is that insurance companies, looking out for the bottom line, will seek to limit either the time or type of psychotherapeutic services offered you. The second problem is that these same companies seek to limit your choices in who you can see.
    http://psychcentral.com/diss.htm - 1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 788 - Rate This | Details
    Employment and Mental Illness
    It's often a vicious circle. Having mental or emotional problems can make it harder to get a job, or to get the job that you want. Being unemployed or settling for a job that is unsatisfying to you doesn't do your mental health any favors either. The problem is quite serious and breaking the cycle can be difficult. Many homeless people have mental health issues, without which perhaps they would have jobs and access to housing, but not having an address contributes further, and makes it that much harder to get a job. Sometimes one thing just seems to build on top of another, making it harder to see solutions to anything. Yet there are also people who have mental and emotional struggles, yet they have good jobs. Sometimes they may struggle with work-related issues also, but they can serve as an inspiration and example to others.
    http://psychcentral.com/newsletter/issue001/employment.htm - 22-Dec-2004 - Hits: 544 - Rate This | Details
    Psychology of Weblogs
    Weblogs (or "blogs") and their brethren, online journals, have infiltrated every crevice of our online society today. You can’t shake a URL these days without stumbling upon someone’s attempt at self-disclosure or masturbatory linking. Weblogs have been around since the very first Web site was popularized, even before Yahoo, making them nearly as old as the Web itself. Yet it is only in recent years that they’ve gained greater attention and notoriety, as though a new phenomenon. If they were new, at least they might be interesting...
    http://psychcentral.com/blogs/ - 17-May-2001 - Hits: 840 - Rate This | Details
    Science's Dirty Secret
    This article describes a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in September 1996 that illustrated how close researchers are (and how dependent they are) on the same pharmaceutical companies whose drugs they test. An eye opening article for anyone who believes there is no bias in drug research.
    http://psychcentral.com/archives/secret.htm - 11-Feb-2004 - Hits: 296 - Rate This | Details


 

 

 


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