psychotherapy

The Drug of Choice for Untreated ADHD and ADD

‘Did You Know’ the drug of choice for untreated ADHD and ADD individuals is usually marijuana? A significant risk factor for adolescent dependence and abuse of marijuana is the presence of a dual-diagnosis such as ADHD, ADD, depression, anxiety, conduct disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, or specific learning disorders. In private practice since 1992, ADD […]

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How your Emotions can Heal or Damage your Life

‘Did you Know’ how you handle your emotions can damage or heal your life?  Many years ago a lovely friend and business woman, married with two sons taught me this with a simple example about her life. Having had a sore throat for many weeks she went to her family physician, followed by a visit […]

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Raising Motivated, Obedient and Loving Children | Raising Motivated Children

‘Did You Know’ that fulfilling the basic needs of your child means surrounding your child with a loving environment that provides time, attention, affection, affirmation and security from both parents in adequate amounts? As you seek to raise motivated, obedient, and loving children, it is important to understand how easily you as a parent can […]

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Relationship Coaching and Counseling

‘Did You Know’ Relationship Coaching and Counseling can help you redefine your relationships and identify the specifics of what you want in your friendships?  Relationships are a primary source of our happiness or our disappointments and frustrations. A healthy positive friendship brings us joy; is accepting of who we are;  encourages us to be accountable […]

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Common Collators to Addiction

‘Did You Know’ there are commonly found collators to addiction? They are… Disengaged Family Style Rigid Family Style Permissive, Neglectful, Authoritarian Parenting Styles Self-Loathing Loneliness Denial: Rationalizing, Minimizing, Etc. Mental Disorders: Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, Etc. There are other valuable things to understand about addictions… No, not every child experiments with substances. Yes, […]

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Types of Depressive Disorders

‘Did You Know’ there are many types of depression? Most people occasionally feel sad; however these feelings don’t usually last more than a few days.  When a person has a depressive disorder, it may interfere with daily life, normal functioning, and may cause pain for both the person with the disorder and those close to […]

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Postpartum Depression

‘Did You Know’ there are numerous terms that are related to mood disorders previous to and following motherhood? The term ‘perinatal’ refers to both the prenatal and postnatal periods of motherhood; the term ‘postpartum’ refers to the mother’s experience after labor and delivery through the infant’s first year of life; and the term ‘antenatal’ refers […]

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Who are they that drink and drive?

“Who are they that drink and drive?” By Carol Ann Worthing, Ph.D. Re-Printed from: The Forensic Therapist, Vol. 5(2). Driving while impaired (DWI) represents one of America’s most insidious social problems. In 2002, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that the nearly 1.5 million (1,461,746) arrests for driving while impaired accounted for 10.6% of […]

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Effective Communication in Relationships

‘Did You Know’ that effective communication is a major key to relationship harmony and satisfaction? Effective Communication in Relationships According to Author H. Norman Wright (2000) in Communication: Key to Your Marriage, three things are commonly taking place in marriages:  “there is a decline in understanding between marriage partners; there is a loss of the […]

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Stress Hormone Receptors Less Adaptive in Female Brain

Dr. Rita Valentino describes a discovery in rat brains that may explain why women are more prone than men to mood and anxiety disorders. Announcer: NIMH Radio from Bethesda. Dr. Rita Valentino:  The incidents of depression, anxiety and many disorders- psychiatric disorders that in which stress has been implicated, are more prevalent in females than […]

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