Here’s the latest from Practicing Mental Illness: This week a man with bipolar disorder was threatening people, including police officers, with a knife…
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There have been astounding advances in the development of medicines to treat mental illnesses in recent years, and increased access to these treatments…
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Here’s the latest from Practicing Mental Illness: People with celiac disease are 17 times more likely to have bipolar disorder than those without. I had…
I’ve become increasingly troubled by proponents of mindfulness. From companies touting meditation as a means to help workers deal with unpleasant work…
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Suicide attempts by adolescent girls are up 51% in 2021. As a parent of a tween girl, as a parent with a mental illness, I’m extremely focused on…
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Since I wrote my last newsletter there have been two mass shootings in the United States. This is heart wrenching, and our attention and prayers must be…
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Here’s the latest from Practicing Mental Illness: Bipolar disorder affects more than moods. It is now considered a multi-system condition with serious…
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The direct result of shutting out the points of view of those we disagree with is a loss of empathy. Disagreement, handled gently, can lead to a great…
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I teach meditation as an adjunct therapy for mood disorders, and I get a surprising amount of pushback from a sizeable group of people. Many of these…
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As I return from vacation, I emerge from the constant low-grade buzz that is issued with the pool towels and drink vouchers at every Caribbean resort…
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I used to write a blog for Psych Central. Often I wrote about living well with mental illness and detailed how one can use meditation, movement and…
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Here’s the latest from Practicing Mental Illness: Mood disorders pose unique challenges for people over 40. Issues with family and work can affect the…