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By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on April 26, 2013
Depression is such a widely known issue now that it barely needs introduction. It’s something we Elves have covered with interest, looking at the effectiveness of various treatments, like psychotherapy , medication and exercise . For older adults though, there remains a somewhat hazy picture of what treatments work best.
Emotional eating seems to be almost a loaded phrase in our society today. While many of us eat for non-hunger related reasons at some point in our lives, diagnoses of emotional eating are harder to pinpoint. However, psychologists are reporting a growing trend in cases of emotional eating and are connecting it with our growing obesity rates.
This new 30-page guide (PDF) is a must read for any health and social care professionals who are thinking about getting more involved with social media.
Accepting the moment enables people to focus on strategies that improve the moment. DBT includes a panoply of skills to enhance one’s experience and keep from making it worse, such as: Self-soothing: Engage all of your senses in pampering activities.
So many treatments for major depression to choose from. How does individual interpersonal psychotherapy compare to the rest?Talking therapies for mental disorders are an ever-expanding field, with variations in treatments appearing all the time. It can be hard to know which treatment path to recommend to a patient, or which one you might choose for yourself.
The Arts Council-funded project to promote self-help books for mental health conditions was widely reported in the media last week. In true Daily Mail style, their coverage was accompanied by an image of a bikini-clad woman, apparently reading one of the ‘books on prescription’ whilst sitting on an idyllic beach with her toes resting in the gently lapping water – not exactly the experience of most patients in the throes of an episode of depression!
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The relationship between spirituality and/or religion and mental and physical health has increasingly come under study in recent years. It almost seems to have become conventional wisdom that spirituality is associated with better health, mental and physical.
In my decades of practice as a psychotherapist, this is the insight that has inspired me most: I've found that the very qualities we're most ashamed of, the ones we keep trying to reshape or hide, are in fact the key to finding real love. I call them core gifts.
On this first day of the New Year, I’d like to share a counter-intuitive approach to human change that I find tremendously exciting. Here is its central idea: Our deepest wounds frequently spring from our greatest gifts, and by acknowledging these gifts, we can speed and deepen our own healing. You may have read about my concept of “core gifts” ; the places of deepest sensitivity, tenderness and passion within us.
You can stimulate more happy chemicals with fewer side effects when you understand the job your happy chemicals evolved to do. Here's a natural way to stimulate each, and to avoid unhappy chemicals.
I wanted to cheer when Sophia Dembling, a PT blogger, made these comments about introverts : Having been told all our lives that our way is not the right way… Introversion is not an illness, it’s not a pathology, it’s not a bad thing.
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