The Pathological Altruist Gives Till Someone Hurts

The Pathological Altruist Gives Till Someone Hurts By NATALIE ANGIER Published: October 3, 2011 Some years ago, Dr. Robert A. Burton was the neurologist on call at a San Francisco hospital when a high-profile colleague from the oncology department asked him to perform a spinal tap on an elderly patient with advanced metastatic cancer. The […]

Your Abusive Boss May not be Good for Your Marriage

Baylor > Media Communications > News Your Abusive Boss May not be Good for your Marriage, According to Baylor University Study Nov. 28, 2011 Follow us on Twitter:@BaylorUMediaCom Having an abusive boss not only causes problems at work but can lead to strained relationships at home, according to a Baylor University study published online in […]

How To Avoid Overeating During the Holidays, Part Two

So, you ate way too much on Thanksgiving and now you’re vowing not to do that again. Until Christmas. Or the office party. But, ‘tis the season to overeat, right? Not really. According to Dr. Molly Allen, “The old adage of ‘your eyes are bigger than your stomach’ is true.  We eat too quickly and […]

How To Avoid Overeating During the Holidays

It’s tough not to focus on food at this time of the year and to refrain from overindulging.  We’ve all experienced that tried and true New Year’s resolution of vowing to eat better and lose weight next year, right? But why has this time of year, a time when we’re supposed to be thankful and […]

Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Do you or a loved one struggle with: Intense Emotions Self-Destructive Behaviors Difficulty in Relationships Confusion about Yourself DBT is an effective, Evidence-Based Treatment for persons with these struggles, including persons with chronic suicidal thoughts and actions and other self-destructive behaviors. DBT teaches skills to handle these “dialectical dilemmas” when you feel the anguish between […]

‘Rewiring the Brain to Ease Pain’

More evidence that our perceptions are powerful tools to help us live happier, healthier lives. – Molly Allen, PsyD HEALTH JOURNAL NOVEMBER 15, 2011 Rewiring the Brain to Ease Pain Brain Scans Fuel Efforts to Teach Patients How to Short-Circuit Hurtful Signals By MELINDA BECK How you think about pain can have a major impact […]

Suicide a Major Concern Among Veterans

Suicide is a growing concern in the military for active and reserve duty personnel. In July 2011 alone, 33 active and reserve service members took their own lives. Nearly half of all suicides in the Army are caused by drug or alcohol abuse. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 18 veterans die by […]