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Depression

Adhering to either cognitive or insight-oriented approaches to treatment are too limiting. Especially with depression, I have found concepts from both approaches can be valuable as long as the focus remains on “the therapeutic alliance”.

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Anxiety

Often the first step in treatment is deciding whether the anxiety is viewed as the focus or as a symptom of a more general problem. Either way significant therapeutic gains often can be had as long as there is a desire for change…

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Stress

Many of life’s demands can cause stress, particularly work, relationships and money problems. Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works. In fact, common signs of stress include sleeping problems, sweating, loss …

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Children and Adolescents

Sometimes children need specifically-tailored options in order to engage them in treatment. Adolescents often feel the most troubled, but they are also the ones who can show the most positive change….

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Relationship Problems

Relationship problems can be the focus of either individual or “conjoint” therapy. The goals are to help improve communication and coping skills. The sessions are a safe place for patients and their families to bring up issues….

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Bariatrics: A Call to Action

January 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on Bariatrics: A Call to Action

In the United States, obesity has become a crisis—a public health epidemic. It's a common understanding in the medical and mental health fields that obesity — Read on pro.psychcentral.com/bariatrics-a-call-to-action/

How to Talk to Someone With Alzheimer’s

December 31st, 2019|Comments Off on How to Talk to Someone With Alzheimer’s

Approach from the front. Use gestures more than words. Don’t argue. — Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/12/31/magazine/how-to-talk-to-someone-with-alzheimers.html

Mental health access hindered by low Medicaid rates | Health | sentinelsource.com

December 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Mental health access hindered by low Medicaid rates | Health | sentinelsource.com

New Hampshire’s Medicaid reimbursement rates are rising in January, for the first time since 2006. And while viewed as a win by local behavioral health providers, some say it acts — Read on www.sentinelsource.com/content/tncms/live/

4 Common but Harmful Myths About how Your Brain Works – Association for Psychological Science – APS

December 18th, 2019|Comments Off on 4 Common but Harmful Myths About how Your Brain Works – Association for Psychological Science – APS

The brain is endlessly fascinating. Despite the amount of time we spend thinking, few of us learn much about the way our minds and brains work. As a result, there are some persistent myths about