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Finding the Fountain of Youth

By Michael Otto Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Exercise and Mood
The mythical Fountain of Youth: Drinking from it is supposed to stop aging and restore youthfulness. Legend has it that Ponce de León went searching for it in the early 1500s, and discovered Florida in the process. In modern times, the vision of the cure-all fountain has been replaced by the wish for medications that can stop or reverse aspects of the aging process.

Panic: Is It a Feeling or a Diagnosis?

We all experience panic from time to time. But when does it cross the line into an attack or disorder?

New York Times on Contributions of Singles – the Perfect Singles Week Celebration!

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Living Single
The New York Times just posted a wonderful article by Tara Parker-Pope, “In a married world, singles struggle for attention.” No myths or singles-bashing here!

9 Things That Happen When You Read

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Creating in Flow
Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk describes what takes place in our mind when we read a novel, especially the search for the all-important secret center.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet, That Is the Question Part 2

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in The First Impression
How bad can it be if the Dalai Lama is doing it?

The Culture of Mental Health

By Ruth C. White Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Culture in Mind
Am I crazy or am I just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Do I need medication or do I just need different cultural expectations? Am I a survivor of mental health or an ongoing 'victim'? Can we answer these questions without the framework of culture?

Betty Ford- A Hero Remembered During Recovery Month

A tribute to Betty Ford--a woman who changed the way America thinks about the disease of addiction and the pandemic of co-addiction. Thank you for bringing peace to this earth while you now rest in peace.

NYC Event Alert: "Hans: A Case Study" Now Through Sept 25

By David Weiss on September 19, 2011 in Mr. Analysand
A live production based on Sigmund Freud's 1909 landmark case.

10 Tips to Help You Deal with Your Ex

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Emotional Fitness
Most of us have at least one former partner in our lives. Sometimes these relationships are smooth and sometimes the lines between ex and ex-tremely bothersome may be blurred. Here are some tips to help you make that relationship work without hurting your current partner.

Happy Marriage, Happy Life

By Susan Heitler Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Resolution, Not Conflict
For many folks the choice is clear. Far better to invest in continously building strong love habits than to risk losing your marriage. Here's a checkup to be sure you're keeping your marriage in tip-top condition.

Parental Self-Disclosure with Adolescents

If parents want their adolescent to personally share with them, then they need to do the same with the teenager.

Divorce, Faith, and Football: One Call Away by Brenda Warner

By Mark Banschick M.D. on September 19, 2011 in The Intelligent Divorce
Even if you don't follow football, Brenda Warner, the wife of Kurt Warner, can teach you very important lessons about how to handle yourself and your family during a difficult and emotional divorce. Here, you'll find a review of her new book, "One Call Away."

Forging Steel, Part 1: Forging Superheroes Versus Forging Soldiers

By Robin S. Rosenberg Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in The Superheroes
It doesn’t take the same type of courage to go into battle if you know that you can’t die, as is the case for relatively invulnerable superheroes such as Superman and Wolverine.

Mental Health Clinicians Can Use ICD-10-CM

By Allen J Frances M.D. on September 19, 2011 in DSM5 in Distress
I just read a blog by Dr. Dayle Jones that could have an important influence in the endgame effort to save DSM 5 from itself.

Laugh Your Behind Off, Literally

Kids say the funniest things. Factor in a kid with a "different view of the world," and you have your own little comedian. Here are some funny quotes out of the mouths of special children. You'll laugh your behind off (oh, if only that were true).

I've Been Brainwashed and I Can't Escape

By Anneli Rufus on September 19, 2011 in Stuck
Fear controls my life. I know what I fear and why I fear it and I know my fear is for the most part not legitimate, merely the legacy of a mother who loathed herself. Yet it persists. Sometimes I almost win. Mostly I don't.

Do You Suffer from Scale Addiction?

By Yoni Freedhoff MD on September 19, 2011 in Traumatic Dieting
Is your scale your personal weight loss judge and jury? Do you jump on it multiple times a day? Can it make or break your mood? Maybe you've got scale addiction.

Are You Procrastinating or Just Not Interested?

By Bill Knaus Ed.D. on September 19, 2011 in Science and Sensibility
Follow four rules to start and finish burdensome activities, and to open more time for the joyful things that you want to do.

Cinema Portrait of Gay Stigma and Grief

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D on September 19, 2011 in Reel Therapy
'A Single Man' is an important film.

It is about a man, George (played by an outstanding Colin Firth), who is in tremendous psychic distress. On a scale of 1 - 10, with 10 being so much pain that you want to jump out of your skin, he's at an 11.

My Problem with Honey

By Ina Lipkowitz Ph.D. on September 19, 2011 in Words To Eat By
If your taste buds are anything like mine and you prefer a spice bread to a cloying honey cake, this is the seasonal dessert for you.

Why I Try Not to Do Things for Others, but Instead, Do Them for Myself

By Gretchen Rubin on September 19, 2011 in The Happiness Project
One thing I’ve learned from my happiness project is that whenever appropriate, I should “Do it for for myself.”

How To Know Yourself

By Alex Lickerman M.D. on September 19, 2011 in Happiness in this World
In the past, I've been humbled to discover things about myself I didn't want to know: as I wrote in The Good Guy Contract, that I believed I needed other people to like me to be happy, and as I wrote in Keeping Romance Alive, that I was warm when in fact I wasn't. As surprising as learning these things was, perhaps even more surprising was that learning them surprised me.