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Blog posts : "psychology"

Things get better: Let your heart know depression will pass

The sun shines on everyone. It is no respecter of persons. None of us receive light because we deserve it, but because we are in the path of the sun’s rays. That is rather humbling when you consider it. Individuals may become as special or important as they can, and the sun will not grant th…

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Masters: The game of letting go

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 - Those of us who have tasted at least one “perfect” golf swing understand the pure pleasure of it. That slice of perfect mind and body coordination is the carrot at the end of every beginning and intermediate player’s club. Never mind that there are a minimum of 2,…

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Combat PTSD: Understanding the menace of memories

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2012 - The more combat situations a soldier experiences, the greater is his or her chance of acquiring post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Many of us consider that to be stating the obvious, but there are statistics that make the obvious concrete.

A study assessing the in…

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Greif vs. Depression and the DSM-5

WASHINGTON, February 22, 2012 – When something senseless is being done in the field of psychology, how can a writer, who is also a therapist, resist jumping into the fray of words?

The senselessness is the inclusion of grief in the forthcoming DSM-5* diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Dis…

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Mirror mirror on the wall, will plastic surgery end my fall?

WASHINGTON, February 5, 2012 - There are plastic surgeons who screen prospective patients for chronic depression and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), turning away people that will not benefit from surgery. These doctors understand that patients with a mood disorder or BDD may be trying to fix an …

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