The best advice I received to prepare me for practicing psychotherapy was this: "Expect to feel like a complete klutz for the first decade!" The advice turned out to be off by about five years (I'll let you guess in which direction).
Use of child psychiatric research interviews instead of analytically oriented clinical interviews has contributed greatly to the overdiagnosis of bipolar disorder in childhood, according to child psychiatrist and child psychoanalyst, Timothy Dugan, M.D.
In one sense, the battle to be happy is a battle against negativity. Bad things happen all the time but how we internalize them, how we react to them, is what ultimately determines their final effect on us
Why is happiness so important, and is it, in fact, even sustainable? And if we were happy all of the time, how would we learn to surf the waves of our emotions, and to gracefully dance with our shadows?
What if our unique interests and capabilities are more than mere indications of vocational aptitude? What if, by honoring and pursuing them with the intensity they ask for, we can be more fully the person we are meant to be?
As newer, faster, and cooler electronic devices get released at what seems to be breakneck speed, I thought a post about our love affair with the newest tech gadgets was in order. What I didn't expect to find was that the love affair I was planning to write about might actually be ... well, literal?
I recently delivered an invited talk for an authors' series around the theme of "unnecessary illusions and truth." The theme fit what I've learned about procrastination over the past decade. Here are 10 illusions about procrastination with relevant research that challenges each.