What’s It Like to Live with Bipolar Disorder? A Guide for Loved Ones

If you have a loved one with bipolar disorder, you may feel distanced from them. Their behaviors may drive you away, and you may sometimes feel as though you will never truly be able to understand. This can very easily lead to a rapid breakdown in the relationship, causing unnecessary stress stemming from strained relationships … More What’s It Like to Live with Bipolar Disorder? A Guide for Loved Ones

43 What?

Originally posted on Vantage Point Therapy:
Anxiety oftentimes comes from procrastination.  Sometimes it is hard to deal with anxiety by just changing thoughts alone.  Sometimes the best way is to act on the required behavior and suspend judgment about the feelings and thoughts that come from acting on the behavior until you can see that…

Is Desire Necessary?

Countless couples – possibly nearly all couples who have spent more than a year or two together – have experienced a loss of interest in sex by one partner or the other.  Often this causes real distress.  One partner may end up feeling rejected, unloved, and frustrated, while the other may feel guilty and inadequate.  … More Is Desire Necessary?

Simple Genetic Test Helps Psychiatrists Prescribe With Less Trial-and-Error

Studies have shown that when doctors used GeneSight to help guide their medication decisions, their patients were twice as likely to respond to the selected medicine. Plus, these patients saw a 70% greater improvement in their symptoms than those whose medications were chosen by the usual, “trial and error” method!
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PTSD, Growth & Recovery: Bouncing Forward by Michaela Haas

Originally posted on Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic:
Trauma and its sequelae are likely the greatest challenge we face as individuals who have experienced them and as healthcare professionals who try to help. For decades and generations, post-traumatic experiences have been misunderstood, mislabeled, and misrepresented. It wasn’t that long ago when I found myself in a shouting…