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Surprising New Pain Relief Methods

Surprising New Pain Relief Methods

If you are one of the more than 100 million Americans suffering with chronic pain, you know how desperate you can get searching for relief. For constant or chronic pain,...
The Solution For People Over Fifty

The Solution For People Over Fifty

If you are over the age of fifty and you read articles on PsychCentral, you may be ready for a new approach to finding satisfaction and happiness. During the past...
Book Review: Treating the Traumatized Child

Book Review: Treating the Traumatized Child

Trauma, especially for a child, can often be so overwhelming that it encourages the therapist to focus solely on the individual. Yet often, the individual lives within a family system...
The Psychology Behind Why We Love Scary Movies

The Psychology Behind Why We Love Scary Movies

I never have to think twice when someone asks me what my favorite holiday is. Candy galore, carved pumpkins, haunted houses, crazy costumes, and best of all, scary movie marathons....
Today I Love Big Ideas For Reorganizing

Today I Love Big Ideas For Reorganizing

Today I love big ideas for reorganizing things so that there is room for everything and room left over for us. I love that part of the discussion always ends...
Mining the Past to Sincerely Support Ourselves

Mining the Past to Sincerely Support Ourselves

Our past contributes to who and how we are today. It shapes us in so many different ways, some obvious, some subtle, some surprising. We are shaped by our early...
I’m No Psychopharmacologist

I’m No Psychopharmacologist

The summer of 2018 went fine. Tommy, my 13-year-old son, was enrolled in several summer camps, which he enjoyed; we had no discernible immediate family issues, and I was in...
7 Reasons Why Good People Do Bad Things

7 Reasons Why Good People Do Bad Things

This article is for the rule followers, the dependable, the overly responsible, and the eager to please. The ones who know what the rules are (legal, social, moral, and economical),...
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Woman’s March On The Pentagon

Woman’s March On The Pentagon

“War, huh, yeah, What is it good for, Absolutely nothing, War, huh, yeah” Barret Strong / Norman Whitfield Today is the first day of two of the Woman’s March On The...
Does Nostalgia Fuel Depression?

Does Nostalgia Fuel Depression?

Ah, the good old days. If only I could go back and relive those moments. Nothing will ever be as good as that time with my friends as a teenager,...
The Strong Victim: Why Victims of Abuse Stay

The Strong Victim: Why Victims of Abuse Stay

There are many myths about victims of abuse, such as, they tend to be passive, easily manipulated, pushovers, doormats, etc. Never do you hear people describe victims of abuse, particularly,...
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10 Tips to be a Better Listener

When people are upset, the words they use rarely convey the issues and needs at the heart of the problem. When we listen for what is felt as well as...
4 Things I Want People Without ADHD to Know

4 Things I Want People Without ADHD to Know

In a world of ideal mental health awareness, everyone would be a trained psychotherapist with extensive knowledge of ADHD symptoms. I wouldn’t have to explain my inattentive moments, my impulsive...
How To Live After Trauma

How To Live After Trauma

Trauma has a particularly destructive effect on our minds and consciousness.  After trauma we experience problems with time, memory, self, keeping perspective.  In my view we have no choice but...
Part 1: Asperger’s & Empathy

Part 1: Asperger’s & Empathy

Mother and Daughter Elise, 36, has Asperger’s. She sits in her mother’s living room, researching the neurological implications of trauma spectrum disorders in early childhood development.  Her mother, Linda, 58,...

Bipolar Irritability And Rage

If you live with bipolar disorder you have experienced irritability. It is that feeling like sandpaper on our brain. Everything bugs us. No one else can say the right thing....
How Schools Can Best Support Kids with ADHD

How Schools Can Best Support Kids with ADHD

In a new paper, published in the Review of Education, U.K. researchers offer new guidelines on how school personnel can best help students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to improve academics...
Using Virtual Reality as Tool to Foster Empathy

Using Virtual Reality as Tool to Foster Empathy

New research suggests emerging technology can be a useful tool to encourage empathy, helpful behavior, and positive attitudes towards marginalized groups. In this case, technology in the form of Virtual...
Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism

Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism

Parents who are worried about their kids being materialistic can curb these tendencies, according to new research. And that’s good news, as materialism has been linked to a variety of...
Migraine May Be Linked to ADHD in Adults

Migraine May Be Linked to ADHD in Adults

A new Danish study has found a link between migraine and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. The findings, published in the open access journal BMC Neurology, show the association is...