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Distinguishing Between OCD and GAD in Children

 

As many parents of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will tell you, getting the right diagnosis is half the battle. Getting the right treatment is the other half. It’s true...

Lessons from a Couples Therapist: Conflict Avoidance Can Destroy Your Marriage

 

Conflict avoidance is one of the biggest topics that keep coming in couples counseling sessions. Holding off conflicts happens when one partner avoids conflicts in order to protect the relationship...

My Local Town Facebook Groups are a Hot Mess

 

Back in the 1990s when I first got my start publishing mental health resources, it was my firm belief that the internet was a wonder that could help anyone who...

5 Healthy Ways to Heal a Broken Heart

 

Put the pieces back together again. Trying to figure out how to move on after a breakup is rough. Having a broken heart is no cup of tea — and...

The Case for Downtime

 

I’m scared of downtime. That’s right, relaxation is downright uncomfortable for me. Part of me craves it like every other human being. Yet as soon as it is here, I...

Best of Our Blogs: January 15, 2019

 

I love when mainstream media covers mental illness is a positive way. It normalizes what we’re all experiencing and yet many still feel scared, ashamed and afraid to talk about...

Struggling with Your Self-Esteem? Here’s What to Do

 

Divorce really has a way of wrecking our lives. Not only are we learning to be single again, we are also forced to adapt to new realities of a change...

Neuromyth: Creativity is in the Right Hemisphere of the Brain

 

Along with the erroneous belief that language was only in the left hemisphere and spatial abilities in the right, some suggested that creativity — something that relied on spatial imagery...

Podcast: A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Talk Self-Sabotage

 

 Most of us are to blame for our failures, believe it or not. We didn’t practice enough, plan ahead, or work hard enough. If we are honest, we could...

Autism in Older Adults

 

We hear a lot about autism, officially known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In fact some people believe there is an autism epidemic, though that claim is certainly controversial. Regardless, there...

5 Good Reasons to Drop Out of College

 

It’s January. If you are in college, January is a month where you can take a breather. First semester is over. So are the holidays. Now there is time to...

How to Cope with a Newly Empty Nest: Tips and Strategies for a Smooth Transition

 

It’s happened, you have an empty nest. The little ones that you spent the majority of your time taking care of, worrying about, encouraging, teaching, and loving over the past...



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