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The New Findings on Narcissists: They Are All That!

The New Findings on Narcissists: They Are All That!

It's been standard medical practice to think of narcissists as over-compensated and hyper-inflated, braggadocios working very hard to cover up a sinking sense of self, attention-seekers with sagging self-esteem. According to some new research, the medical axioms may be far out of touch with reality and the street sense more on the line. A braggart…

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Whatever Happened to Luck? Is Positive Thinking All That Positive?

Whatever Happened to Luck? Is Positive Thinking All That Positive?

The other day a client of mine tearfully revealed a childhood filled with fear. Her father was an unpredictable and menacing man who was nearly as big as the front door. She was only a toddler, but she had vivid memories of him hollering as he came into the kitchen, the sweet smell of too…

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Therapist Shopping and Maximizing the Benefits of Psychotherapy

Therapist Shopping and Maximizing the Benefits of Psychotherapy

Therapy can be expensive, time-consuming, uncomfortable, and frustrating. When it is effective, however, it can also be life changing, empowering, uplifting, and freeing. The key in making the former worth the later, is effectiveness. So what makes for effective therapy? Surprisingly, psychological testing reveals that many elements of the psychotherapeutic process which one might expect…

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Alternative Solutions for Military PTS Part 2

Alternative Solutions for Military PTS Part 2

This is an overview of the Veterans Affairs (VA) role in providing mental health care for veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. The VA has been inundated by veterans, family members, congress, and veterans support groups to get a handle on the six year plus backlog of mental health cases related to PTS. The VA needs…

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Symptoms Of Anxiety Attack – Quit Pretending

Symptoms Of Anxiety Attack – Quit Pretending

Most people today, whether in a bustling metropolis or a provincial town might say that stress and anxiety are just a way of life, so isn't it time you stopped pretending that stress and anxiety “aren't” my way of life “and admit that you are anxious and stressed; that those symptoms that are “dogging” you…

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Who Should Get Counselling? 3 Important Tips!

Who Should Get Counselling? 3 Important Tips!

Counseling is a term that many of us don't find too encouraging or welcoming. It's like therapy in that respect, without being quite so ominous. Nonetheless, there is a negative stigma attached to counselors and counsels. But is this stigma deserved? In the end counseling is giving counsel or advice! There's really nothing fearful about…

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How to Deal With Your Loved One Who Has PTSD

How to Deal With Your Loved One Who Has PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is triggered by a traumatic event. People of all ages can get PTSD. Symptoms may include flashbacks, memory loss, nightmares, and severe anxiety as well as continuous thoughts about the event. Symptoms usually start within three months of a traumatic event. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder…

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A Quick Look At 3 Bizarre Types of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A Quick Look At 3 Bizarre Types of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder can be defined as an anxiety disorder where the individual manifests unusual compulsive acts and rituals that is triggered by obsessive thoughts and fears. Anxiety and fear render the patient to do these compulsive acts which they cannot control even if it harms them. OCD comes in different forms and is based…

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Fun and Effective Brain Fitness Programs to Counteract Memory Loss

Fun and Effective Brain Fitness Programs to Counteract Memory Loss

Dozens of medical research studies support the value of rigorous cognitive exercise in helping seniors reduce their risk of dementia. Professional journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, the British Journal of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Annals of Internal Medicine…

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Stress Management and Depression

Stress Management and Depression

Stress Based Depression has become one of the major health problems in recent years. With the advent of technology, such as the internet, email, faxes and wireless devices, we are being forced to work harder than ever before, to be on call longer, while at the same time, to take less vacation and personal time.…

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