Two years ago, a couple of weeks before Christmas, I lost my dad. The year before that, it was my grandmother. Just last year, my grandfather. To say I am familiar with the process of grieving would be a gross understatement. Grief and I have a tumultuous relationship consisting of crying jags, fits of anger, … More Grieving Through the Holidays
This article was contributed by guest author, Marian Mullahy, LCSW, a psychotherapist and friend of Psych Choices. As one clinician said, trauma is a gift that keeps on giving. For individuals who have suffered a single-event trauma or have experienced multiple traumatic events and complex PTSD, the first step in healing is to connect with … More Healing from Trauma
Research suggests that vegan food can play an important role in helping how we feel mentally and emotionally. … More Vegan Food Improves Your Mood
Psychological testing, which used to be extremely time-consuming and costly, has entered the digital age. Interactive testing via iPad is now available and is often covered by health insurance.
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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Resilience means the ability to bounce back from a crisis rather than succumb to negative thinking and despair. Like a flower growing in the desert, resilient people can blossom even when life is difficult. … More Building Resilience: Preventive Care for Mental Health
The sweet taste and soft texture of the donuts were like heaven – pleasure in every bite! But soon, she was unable to feel how full her stomach was becoming; in fact, it seemed she was unable to feel at all. … More When You Can’t Stop Eating
Psychological testing, which used to be extremely time-consuming and costly, has entered the digital age. “Interactive” testing via iPad is now available. History of Psychological Testing “IQ testing”, for measuring “intelligence” or cognitive abilities, began in this country after the turn of the last century. Americans have always been a pragmatic people, sticklers for precision … More A New, Interactive Approach to Psychological Testing
Treatment for hoarding, compulsive shopping, and chronic disorganization is available, but a complete “cure” can be hard to find. Often, what we can best hope for is to create safer and more sanitary conditions, in order to reduce harm to the person and their family. … More Hoarding, Compulsive Shopping, and Overwhelming Clutter
A friend will have an opinion about your life, will have a stake in some of your decisions, will need to count on you when she is down. A therapist is able to be available for you and dozens of other clients at the same time, but she cannot welcome her clients into her personal life. … More Why your therapist can’t be your friend – not even on Facebook