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Posts Tagged ‘Psychology Today’

By On October 30th, 2012

Misconceptions About Anorexia

Even for professionals who treat it, there are plenty of misconceptions about anorexia. The eating disorder is generally regarded as a problem for females and often a dysfuntional family dynamic is blamed. Tom Woolridge suggests a far more complicated issue at Psychology Today. While it is true that families can play an important role in…

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By On October 29th, 2012

When Battling Addiction, Relapse is Normal

Those battling addiction understand how difficult it is to stay clean and how frustrating a relapse may seem. But Dr. David Sack, at Psychology Today, writes that nearly 9 out of 10 individuals battling substance abuse will experience “at least one mild to moderate slip.” It helps to view addiction in the same light as…

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By On October 25th, 2012

PTSD Affects Soldiers and Civilians Alike

I’ve used this space to touch on the subject of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in soldiers returning from fighting overseas. That one example has gotten a lot of coverage and raised awareness about PTSD, but it’s not just soldiers who are at risk. Nearly 8-million American adults will suffer from PTSD each year. It can…

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By On October 25th, 2012

How to Cope With Loss During the Holidays

Halloween marks the beginning of the holiday season, which can seem quite daunting to those who have recently experienced the loss of a loved one. Holidays become especially difficult for those who are grieving and often come with isolation and loneliness. Tamara McClintock Greenberg has some tips for successfully navigating this holiday season with grief…

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By On October 23rd, 2012

Understanding and Recognizing Self-Harm in Teens

Self-harm is a real and dangerous problem, especially in teenage girls. One in twelve teens will self-harm and as many as 10-percent will continue that practice into young adulthood. As Raychelle Cassada Lohmann writes for Psychology Today, many of those experiencing self-harm are reluctant to get the help they need because of the judgment that they…

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By On October 23rd, 2012

The Problem With Sleeping Pills

The importance of a good night’s sleep is major and far reaching. However, Dr. Mattthew J. Edlund warns that taking sleeping pills to get that needed rest could be hazardous to your health. Read his take at Psychology Today. The biggest issue is individuals taking sleeping pills, or any prescription medication, without first consulting their…

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