In a society that embraces the use of pills for everything from oppositional childhood behavior to weight loss, it should come as no surprise that a recent study reveals that depression is overdiagnosed and overtreated with medication. The study, conducted at Johns Hopkins, finds that many people are taking antidepressant medication even though they do not meet the criteria for Major Depressive Disorder, the condition for which medication is most often appropriate.
Despite recent revelations of continued sexting, Anthony Weiner is still in the running for mayor of New York. A psychologist raises three questions for us to consider in light of his adultery.
You’ve worn out your friends, your parents just give you unwanted advice, and you’ve decided it’s finally time to see a therapist. Good for you. Therapy will most likely help you. Significant research has been done that demonstrates that therapy helps most people. But no one tells you how to pick a therapist.
Adults love to give kids warnings when a rule is broken and would love to believe warnings are a highly compassionate method of parenting, a reflection of our loving and kind humanity. But guess what? Warnings may be the farthest thing from true compassion. Though almost always well-intentioned, warnings will routinely backfire. Here are the main reasons why:
When I was a child, it seemed like every adult in my zip code had an uncanny skill for making a “mountain out of a molehill.” In other words, of taking the smallest shred of negativity and amplifying all the tyranny and rottenness that shred of negativity may have implied. Before I go any further, let me give credit where credit is due. Exaggeration—the ability to weave a grand story out of next to nothing—is a very creative endeavor. It takes a keen eye, creative determination, and a lofty ability to wax poetic on all that is wrong.
Failed time-outs can be a huge source of frustration for parents and teachers, making them question their skills and abilities, and leading to the belief that they need to escalate severity to get consequences to work. This can easily result in stronger and stronger reprimands, lectures, and even yelling, along with more and more drastic and punitive consequences. This is typically a recipe for disaster. There is a much better way. Really understanding why time-outs don’t work is the place to begin.
There is a quiet despair among so many loving, smart, and deeply caring parents. They so desire to see their children manifest their greatness, to use their intensity well instead of having it go awry, and too often they see their best efforts to inspire respectful and responsible choices slip away to further levels of frustration.
Wondering how to have more fun? Maybe you are living in the past and missing opportunities in the present. The following secrets can help you come into the present and seize all the opportunities in your love and career lives. Step 1: Come back to now. Just like they say in yoga class, use your breath to come back to the moment. Do it when you’re home and at work.
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The recent controversy surrounding Sandra Fluke compels a dialogue about the emotional impact of public, widespread humiliation on an individual, those surrounding the individual and those that are simply witnesses (i.e. society). What does this pointed degradation do to the psyche of the individual targeted? Equally important, what does it do to the collective psyche of our culture?
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