Category Archives: Depression

Depressions/Best Book : Big, Bipolar, Uni-polar, and Variations/Equivalents

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Second Edition: What You and Your Family Need to Know 2nd Edition by David J. Miklowitz (Author) 4.6 out of 5 stars    226 customer reviews ISBN-13: 978-1606235423 ISBN-10: 1606235427 Not any similarly titled book by another author   Available in several formats Amongst … Continue reading

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Full Day Workshop “Hypnotically Enhanced Intimacy” Friday Oct 24

This is the last of my 3 yearly full-day hypnosis workshops in 2014.  I’ve broadened the theme to include closeness in any intimate relationship:  with yourself, your partner, current and original family, and close friends.  Both individuals and couples will … Continue reading

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US Preventive Services Refers Cardiovascular-Risk Patients to Psychologists

Overweight or obese patients with one or more risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease  [high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar] are suggested for referral to psychologists for preventive behavioral counseling to lose weight through improved diet and increased exercise. … Continue reading

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My Heated Exchange with a Colleague’s Blog about Psychiatric Medications

First my comment, based on personal experience, then his reply.    You’re passionate as ever about your view of things and sometimes I get the impression that for you, your view is absolutely the only possible correct perspective.  My experience … Continue reading

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My comment to Dan Ariely’s replies to 3 queries

D,   As usual your replies are kind and interesting. About cell phone cleaning, from what I’ve read that lives on phones, including the cell variety, cleaning your phone daily with an antiseptic wipe is a darn good idea – more … Continue reading

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American Heart Association: Depression a risk factor in heart disease

To see the evidence that Depression is clearly a risk factor for heart disease, damage,  and death, copy this link into your browser and read their recent statement.  Major depression needs appropriate treatment to reduce heart risk factors, and good … Continue reading

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Depression and Heart Disease

The American Heart Association now considers a diagnosis of depression a risk factor for heart disease, along with smoking, obesity and diabetes. Depression can usually be resolved through good individual or group psychotherapy. Depression is far too complex an … Continue reading

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Depression and Psychotherapy — APA link|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=114367169 well written, comprehensive information from the American Psychological Association for those interested in psychotherapy for depression.

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Video of my talk,”Evidence Based Clinical Hypnosis for Clients and Ourselves”

This is a video of a hour and a half public talk I gave in 2012 in the UNC-CH School of Social Work’s Clinical Lecture Series. It’s also available through “For Professionals”, in the top Home Page navigation bar — … Continue reading

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Consider Taking a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course

I just finished my home-practice for the John Kabat-Zinn, PhD-inspired 10 session course MBSR [Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction], I’m taking with world-class expert, Jeff Brantley, MD  over @ Duke Integrative Medicine. We’re in the 7th week, with a day-long meditation coming this Saturday.  My … Continue reading

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