Children sometimes develop funny “habit movements,” where they shrug their shoulders, jerk their head, or sniff repeatedly without reason. If you ask the child why they’re moving that way, the answer is usually, “I dunno.” These habits are called motor tics, and they typically go away on their own. But not always. Rarely the tics […]
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Major Depressive Disorder (also called unipolar or clinical depression, or just depression) is more than feeling sad or going through a difficult time in life. It’s a debilitating clinical condition that requires medical care. If not treated, depression can cause significant problems in the sufferer’s life. What exactly is depression? Depression can present differently depending […]
“You are so good. So good. You’re always feeling so much. And sometimes it feels like you’re gonna bust wide open from all the feeling, doesn’t it? People like you are the best in the world, but you sure do suffer for it.” — Silas House.
Or something about Freud and his followers… Most people remember Freud from his teachings on childhood “psychosexual stages,” unconscious conflict based on sexual and aggressive urges, and his infamous terms “penis envy” and “Oedipal Complex.” Most of it’s controversial, right? Maybe, but it turns out there’s more to Freud than penis envy and the Oedipal […]
You’re trying to escape an addiction. That could be food, drugs, alcohol, gambling, or smoking. One of the biggest challenges you’re dealing with, especially at the beginning of your recovery, could be those urges to “feed” the addiction. You’re bound to have cravings. It happens to all recovering addicts, and it isn’t easy. But remember, […]
An article by Kim Rosenthal, MD. So you’re sitting in a meeting, distracted by the sound of your colleague’s shoe tap-tapping at the ground. It’s too much. Sensory overload. You’re ready to jump up and go for a run, or a fast walk at least, anything to get out of this room and away from […]
Pain is a powerful enemy, but don’t let it dominate your life. Here’s a four-step process to help you take back control.