Hypnotherapy Works
Sun, 30/11/14 – 12:49 | Comments Off

After an auto accident, someone may not be able to drive on a freeway or drive in a certain spot on the road, and there may be residual pain from impact. After serving in the …

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PARENTING

Snippets of info that may help parents raise mentally healthy children in this day and age.

RELATIONSHIPS

Articles that may help couples with relating to one another.

THE BRAIN

Psychotherapy has become neurologically oriented, and the new DSM-V reflects this. Here you will learn about some new research on therapy and the brain.

TRAUMA

Mostly PTSD, and much about veterans.

SPIRITUALITY »

Religious Practice and Mental Health: a healthy association
Fri, 20/04/12 – 14:13 | Comments Off

How did religious practice get such a bad rap? Until the early part of the 1800s, psychiatry and religion were closely connected. Then things changed when Charcot and his pupil Freud associated religion with hysteria and neurosis. That was the dividing point, which has persisted until recently. Mental health professionals in the West have dismissed and attacked religious experiences, calling them irrational, outdated, and dependency forming, and viewed religious experiences to result in emotional instability.

Mon, 5/09/11 – 9:34 | Comments Off

Wife: “You think it’s easier to keep things hidden in order to spare your spouse the harsh reality” of inner turmoil. “It’s almost like trying to shelter them. But it’s a spouse, not a child.” …

Study Shows Married People Actually Like Each Other
Thu, 11/08/11 – 20:22 | Comments Off
Study Shows Married People Actually Like Each Other

Contrary to popular belief, it appears marriage is not always a miserable slog through quagmires of irritation and ennui culminating only in messy divorce or unfulfilled death. In fact, a study shows that some married …

Coping with Schizophrenia
Sun, 7/08/11 – 17:43 | Comments Off
Coping with Schizophrenia

One schizophrenic’s journey and way of coping with voices.
Read it here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/health/07lives.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Flashbacks
Thu, 4/08/11 – 10:54 | Comments Off
Flashbacks

We hear about flashbacks. Unless we have one, we really don’t know what they are like. Here’s an example. A 1st Gulf War vet had a remarkable flashback experience when he arrived in Mexico City recently. …

Divorce loopholes closing!
Sun, 10/04/11 – 11:03 | Comments Off
Divorce loopholes closing!

Just completed an interesting training on Friday, 8 April 2011, titled “Family Law and the Mental Health Professional”. The instructor is a ‘collaborative attorney’ – never heard of it. We learned about parenting plans. …

Sat, 13/11/10 – 19:22 | Comments Off

Affair Prevention
Glass (2004) lists 7 tips for preventing infidelity:
1. Maintain appropriate walls and windows.
> Keep the windows open at home. Put up privacy walls with others who could threaten your marriage.
2. Recognize …

Check it out
Fri, 12/11/10 – 18:16 | Comments Off
Check it out

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Military, PTSD, Head Injuries
Tue, 19/10/10 – 11:58 | Comments Off
Military, PTSD, Head Injuries

This is the best article I’ve found so far. There’s an interactive brain diagram – drag the arrow to the part of the brain you’re interested in and it’ll explain the function.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/metro/traumatic-brain-injury/#/brain/?artslot

Tue, 24/08/10 – 15:00 | Comments Off

Families also suffer from effects PTSD
 
July 25, 2010 6:17 PM
HOPE HODGE
 
Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series looking at how PTSD affects families.
Coping with symptoms of post-traumatic stress is a fact of …

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury vs. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Fri, 2/07/10 – 10:02 | Comments Off
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury vs. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dennis P. Swiercinsky, Ph.D.
(Reprinted from “The Medical Reviewer” Newsletter of Medical Review Services, Inc.)
 
Sudden panic flashes, nightmares, and anxiety sweats often incapacitate the lives of persons who have experienced or witnessed an extremely emotional event—a …