Archive for April, 2010

The Persistence of Memory: Mental Health and Remembering

In the wake of a broken heart – we often believe we will lose our ability to “feel” – overcome by the waves of numbness that a betrayal or loss can bring us. We become certain that we will never feel those good things again – that soaring, grandiose, manic feeling called love. But we […]

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Technology and its Discontents: Love Letters or Texting?

20 years ago when I was single and trying to date – technology was a different animal. There was no Facebook, no email, no texting, or cell phones. Your telephone was on your desk at work or in your home. If you were lucky you had call waiting, so a call could come through while […]

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Folie a Deux: Crazy Love

This week I was teaching the psychotic disorders and on something called “Shared Psychotic Disorder” (which can also have the far sexier title of the Folie a Deux). In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – IV – Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) (the Bible/Koran/Gita/Talamud of psychiatric disorders) it is defined as follows: A. A […]

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Red Cards: Behavior Lessons from Kindergarten

During our typical evening game of high-low-day – a dinner time conversation in which each of us shares the best and worst thing that happened, my kindergartener stated that her “low” point was “getting in trouble”. She didn’t want to give up the details, so I did not push – assuming that the teacher would […]

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Dream Catchers: Choosing Good People

“I’m thinking I want to be a media psychologist, I would love to take psychology to the masses, go on television and share what I have been doing in the classroom and clients for the past few decades. It’s time for a transition…” These were my recent and seemingly naïve words to an old friend. […]

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