The Psych Central Report
Issue 3, February 2005
The Patient-Therapist Relationship: Professionalism
This is Part 2 in a series of three articles on the patient-therapist relationship. The first part deals with how to choose amongst the kinds of therapists and mental health professionals available. The second part looks at professionalism within the patient-therapist relationship. The third part discusses knowing when to end a patient-therapist relationship. Read more...
Four Stages of Breaking a Food Addiction
By Caryl Ehrlich
Nowhere do the Four Stages of Food Addiction come into play more powerfully than they do when you resist changing a habit relating to the foods with which you self-medicate. For most of us those foods are the instant, and easily available -- Bread, Beverage, Dessert, or Alcohol. For others they are the fatty foods, and plenty of them. You might choose huge portions of steak, hamburger, and French fries, enormous bowls of salad with globs of dressing. Perhaps chunks of cheese appear as a part of your daily food consumption. Read more...
A news update of some of the most important psychology, mental and behavioral health news items from around the 'Net in the past few weeks.
What's New on Psych Central
A listing of updated or new resources added to Psych Central during the month of January 2005.
Learn About Procrastination
By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
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 the roots of procrastination, while the second article describes strategies to help yourself overcome procrastination. Read more...
Improvements at the Forums @ PsychCentral at the end of 2004 made the community forums even faster and more helpful for members. According to Doc John, "It is an honor and a continuing privilege to provide you with this online support community. It is my hope that by moving to our own dedicated server, we will not experience any further performance issues for years to come."
Doc John added two new forum moderators. Magnate members Rapunzel and Sweet Crusader assumed their new roles in the community earlier this month. Rapunzel is a moderator in the Self Injury and Psychotherapy forums while Sweet Crusader is a moderator in the Dissociative Disorders forum. The new moderators will stay busy keeping up with the 153 new forum users this past month. The total forum membership posted over 7400 posts and 78,000 replies in the past month. Read more...
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