A New Way of Treating Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma

Are psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression truly different from each other? Or might they be part of the same syndrome? A recent paper, by David Barlow and colleagues from Boston University, published in the October 2021 issue ofCurrent Directions in Psychological Science, suggests some psychological disorders (or “emotional disorders” as they call them)—such as anxietyContinue reading “A New Way of Treating Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma”

The High Cost of Men’s Loneliness

Saturday Night Live recently aired a brilliant sketch titled “Man Park.” In the sketch, a young man waits anxiously for his partner to return from work. He has few if any friends, and has had little social interaction all day. She listens, barely managing to feign interest in his data dump about the series ofContinue reading “The High Cost of Men’s Loneliness”

Moving from Autism Awareness to Acceptance

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social communication and interaction, as well as restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), 1 in 54 children in the U.S. has ASD. Over the years, many organizations have advocated for the month of April to be designated asContinue reading “Moving from Autism Awareness to Acceptance”

4 Defining Traits of a Psychopath

Some people may assume that psychopaths are born from traumatic childhoods and depraved households, but a neuroscientist with 15 years of brain-research experience says her findings suggest that’s not the case. During a virtual seminar from the Science and Entertainment Exchange, an organization that connects the entertainment industry with science professionals, Abigail Marsh, a Georgetown University psychology professorContinue reading “4 Defining Traits of a Psychopath”

sucide as a major of reducing or aggravating suffering :a right to live human dignity

Originally posted on Readers choice:
Imagine a society in which patients are routinely euthanized—whether they want their lives to end or not—if their suffering cannot be alleviated without dulling their consciousness, eliminating their independence, or threatening their dignity. In such a society, defenders of the status quo might argue that the duty to prevent suffering…

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Intermittent explosive disorder involves repeated, sudden episodes of impulsive, aggressive, violent behavior or angry verbal outbursts in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation. Road rage, domestic abuse, throwing or breaking objects, or other temper tantrums may be signs of intermittent explosive disorder. These intermittent, explosive outbursts cause you significant distress, negativelyContinue reading “Intermittent Explosive Disorder”

No Child Left Behind Christmas Toy Drive

It is the time of year that we begin to collect new toys, to distribute to the children of families within our community. Because of this on-going pandemic, many are without work and therefore are in need extra assistance. Our slogan: No Child Left Behind. In past years, thanks to assistance from our community, weContinue reading “No Child Left Behind Christmas Toy Drive”

Keeping Your Anger in Check

Uncontrolled anger can be problematic for your personal relationships and for your health. Fortunately, there are tools you can learn to help you keep your anger in check. Wrath, fury, rage — whatever you call it, anger is a powerful emotion. Unfortunately, it’s often an unhelpful one. Anger is a natural human experience, and sometimesContinue reading “Keeping Your Anger in Check”

Repressed Depression (Emotions)

Repressed emotions refer to emotions that you unconsciously avoid. These differ from suppressed emotions, which are feelings you purposely avoid because you don’t know exactly how to deal with them.  Say you and your partner have a fight and decide to break up one evening. You still have to meet with an important client at work the next day,Continue reading “Repressed Depression (Emotions)”