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Podcast: The Warning Signs of Bipolar and Schizophrenia

Podcast: The Warning Signs of Bipolar and Schizophrenia

 In general, people with mental illness aren’t perfectly fine one day and suddenly symptomatic the next. It often feels that way to people with bipolar, depression, and schizophrenia, but...
Elmwood Ave

Elmwood Ave

  It was a street. Not a wide street. They put up signs for parking only on one side. But it was a long street, stretching through four towns, from...
A Plea To Keep My Husband Alive

A Plea To Keep My Husband Alive

As told to Dr. Michelle Maidenberg by Elissa Hart Peer:  My husband Zvi (known as Vic) is on dialysis and needs a kidney donor to survive. I am not a...

Helping Someone Who May Be Suicidal

Guest blogger Aimee Daramus asked to share her post to promote awareness of suicide prevention resources. In the wake of the recent suicide of Sydney Aiello, a survivor of the shooting at...
Do Opposites Really Attract?

Do Opposites Really Attract?

News flash! Just about everyone thinks that opposites attract — but they don’t. Many relationship experts write that people seek partners whose traits complement their own. It’s a myth that...
Cruel Words: Why Do We ‘Treasure’ Them?

Cruel Words: Why Do We ‘Treasure’ Them?

A hundred compliments may be paid, enjoyed and swiftly forgotten but we will treasure one cruel word for a lifetime. Why? Shouldn’t it be the other way ’round? As I...
Today I Love Warmer Days

Today I Love Warmer Days

Today I love warmer days with subtle skies and happy breezes. I love that I have made it around the sun once more and returned to the northern hemisphere’s spring...
Why I hate Alzheimer’s

Why I hate Alzheimer’s

To say I hate a disorder as a therapist is a big deal for me. I specialize in personality disorders and have found beauty and giftedness where most see dysfunction....
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Let Me Get Back To You

Dear reader, I have had a very intense week. I started some med changes yesterday and took two 45 minute naps today. My point is that I cannot think clearly...

How It’s Going

“So how do you think it’s going, Leah?” I’ve just sunk my frazzled body into one of the leather chairs in Paola, my therapist’s, room. She’s around my age and...
Book Review: Transformation in Troubled Times

Book Review: Transformation in Troubled Times

“The willingness to bear with our wounds opens our eyes and potentially our hearts to what is going on around us. A wounded planet is also potentially a healing planet,”...
“Proving” That You’re Trying With ADHD

“Proving” That You’re Trying With ADHD

One of the most common ways ADHD gets interpreted is by people thinking that ADHDers “aren’t trying.” People think to themselves “oh, she would’ve paid more attention if she cared”...
REM Sleep Disorder Linked to Parkinson’s

REM Sleep Disorder Linked to Parkinson’s

In a new multi-center study of more than 1,200 people, Canadian researchers discovered rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder is a strong predictor of Parkinson’s disease. The study, led...