Poignantly funny & irreverent look at depression

This humor is not for the faint of heart or easily offended, but it is a painfully accurate look at the true experience of depression. – Molly Allen, PsyD   http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2011/10/adventures-in-depression.html

Bullying

        What is Bullying? Bullying is intentional, repeated, aggressive behavior that    relies on an imbalance of power or strength. It can be physical (hitting), verbal (harmful words), or relational. Boys often bully others using physical means, and girls frequently bully others by social exclusion. While bullying has been part of schools and […]

Exercise a Viable Treatment Option for Mental Illness

Although exercise is not a “cure-all” for human problems, in some cases, appropriate activity can help to maintain a sense of well being – Molly Allen, PsyD “Medscape Medical News from the: Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) 61st Annual Conference Exercise a Viable Treatment Option for Mental Illness Absence of Guidelines Should Not Be a Barrier […]

More Evidence Confirms Diet’s Link to Mental Health

From Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry More Evidence Confirms Diet’s Link to Mental Health Could an Apple a Day Really Keep Depression and Anxiety Away? Caroline Cassels October 14, 2011 — In a new and burgeoning area of research, 2 new studies from Australian investigators show that diet quality can have a significant effect on […]

What is PTSD?

        For quite a long time Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, was thought to be caused only by extreme stressful situations, like being in combat in war.  However, in the 80’s researchers realized that sexual abuse also can result in PTSD symptoms.  Likewise, other sorts of significant stressful situations, such as […]

New Research: “How Your Brain Reacts to Mistakes Depends on your Mindset”

This is more evidence that the positive energy we muster as we approach a challenge is as important as our skill, our experience, and our resources.  – Molly Allen, PsyD     Obtained from Association for Psychological Science Find this press release and its web enhancements at: http://bit.ly/nQW9Wm PRESS RELEASE September 29, 2011 Contact: Divya […]