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Five Reasons Not to Take SSRIs

By Lennard J Davis on January 07, 2010 in Obsessively Yours
Five reasons not to take your SSRIs.

Should Women Love Bad Boys?

By Harry K Wexler Ph.D. on January 07, 2010 in Getting Laid Over 60
When women are younger, they are often advised to stay away from "bad boys" who "only want one thing" and who are definitely poor marital prospects. While this is sage advice for unmarried women of childbearing age, it might be misleading advice for women who have been there and done the family thing. 

Parenting: Conditional Love is Good!

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on January 07, 2010 in The Power of Prime
So here I go with another bold and controversial statement: Conditional love is good! Yes, as much as parents have been brainwashed to believe that unconditional love is the Holy Grail and that conditional love is Satan (no religious connotations intended), I am telling you that they are not. Like most things in life, unconditional and conditional love are neither good nor bad; it is what you do with them that makes them so. You can use them as tools for your children's healthy growth or as weapons that can harm your children's development.

Alienation of Affection in Southern Divorce

By Sam Margulies on January 07, 2010 in Divorce for Grownups
 Alienation of affection lawsuits are a quaint but potent holdover from simpler times that can complicate the negotiation of a divorce settlement.
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By Sean Cort on January 06, 2010 in The Power of Perspective
 Raising a blended family can become one of the most enriching experiences in life.

Spiritually Liberal, Socially Conservative

By George Davis on January 06, 2010 in Modern Melting Pot
 Both political liberals and political conservatives took Barack Obama to be a raging left-wing radical. Liberals now feel betrayed; but we have been betrayed by the stories that we tell ourselves about  black people.

How to Avoid Bad Guys In Dating

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on January 06, 2010 in Insight Is 20/20
There are plenty of healthy, decent men available for a real relationship.


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Sugar Buzz

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on January 06, 2010 in Cravings
After careful consideration and a review of the literature, a psychology professor at the University of Swansea, in Wales, recently announced there’s no evidence that sugar addiction plays a role in obesity or eating disorders, or that the condition even exists. Some beg to differ.

Don't Be a Cyberchondriac: Use the Internet to Self-Screen, Not Self-Diagnose

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on January 06, 2010 in The Human Equation
New research suggests that searches for health information on the web can cause unnecessary worry. Here's how to use the internet to self-screen - but not self-diagnose.

Reclaiming Feminine Values in the Workplace

By Susan Harrow on January 06, 2010 in The Body Blog
Women often believe that they must act like men to succeed. They scramble up the corporate ladder by copying traditional male behavior. Although it sometimes buys them temporary "success", most of the time, on a deeper level, it doesn't work. They frequently find themselves dissatisfied, restless, and ultimately unfulfilled.

How was school? “Fine” vs. "Boring" vs. “Even Better than Yesterday!”

By John Tauer Ph.D. on January 05, 2010 in Goal Posts
Why is it that so often students respond to “How was your day” with responses along the lines of:“It was fine.” -or- “It was OK.” -or- “It was boring.” 

Schizophrenia Has Been Diagnosed...

By Stephen Mason Ph.D. on January 05, 2010 in Look At It This Way
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What Is Déjà Vu?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on January 05, 2010 in Ulterior Motives
Our first day in Athens, we got off a bus, and suddenly I was standing in front of a restaurant and shop, and I was sure that I had been there before. I knew that I hadn't been there, of course, but it was a powerful experience of déjà vu. How strange.

Psychiatric Diagnosis: It Takes a Village

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on January 05, 2010 in The Human Equation
Taking charge of y our mental health often means assembing a team of trusted experts to help guide your diagnosis and treatment.  Here's how you can take charge of your state of mind.

When Your Grandchild Experiences a Death

By Phyllis R. Silverman Ph.D. on January 04, 2010 in Raising Grieving Children

Clinical Hypnosis Enhances Treatment

By Michael D Yapko Ph.D. on January 04, 2010 in The Social Side of Depression

Being a Mindful Food Shopper in 2010

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on January 04, 2010 in Comfort Cravings
Want to eat more mindfully in 2010?  For many, it starts with being a mindful shopper.  Unfortunately, it is not as easy as it sounds.Learn 8 tips for eating more mindfully this year. 

Divorce: What About The Kids?

By Shirah Vollmer MD on January 04, 2010 in
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