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Get Off the Not So Merry-Go-Round of Arguing and Arguing

Get Off the Not So Merry-Go-Round of Arguing and Arguing

Amusement park rides can be exhilarating and lots of fun for young and old alike. However, disagreements that seem to spin out of control faster than we know what the heck just happened can feel more like a ride in a house of horrors. They often lead to hurt feelings...

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Controlling Screen Time for Children with ADHD

Controlling Screen Time for Children with ADHD

Parents are often concerned about their child’s screen time and report difficulty enforcing limits. Screen time includes time with all screens including social media, online gaming, and watching videos. Enforcing limits on screen time can be particularly challenging...

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My Shame Experience

My Shame Experience

Sprawled on the hallway floor, skirt flying, hitting and kicking, I wrestled with Tina before a crowd of junior high school schoolmates, including a dozen boys from my class. Tina was a gang member who had recently transferred from another school. She and her cohorts...

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What Is It Really Like to Stay at a Psychiatric Hospital?

What Is It Really Like to Stay at a Psychiatric Hospital?

Most of us have very specific, vivid ideas about what staying in a psychiatric hospital looks like. These ideas have likely been shaped by Hollywood or sensationalist news stories. Because how often do we hear about someone’s real-life stay at a psychiatric facility?...

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Vitamins for Depression

Vitamins for Depression

In trying to cope with the debilitating symptoms of depression, people often turn to vitamins, supplements, herbs, or home remedies first. And it’s no wonder — such efforts to alleviate symptoms are often far less expensive and easier to obtain. For some,...

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Flashbulb Memories: How Emotion Influences Cognition

Flashbulb Memories: How Emotion Influences Cognition

What are flashbulb memories? The theory of flashbulb memories was proposed by Roger Brown and James Kulik in 1977 after they investigated memories of the JFK assassination. They found that people had very vivid memories of when they received the news including exactly...

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Logotherapy: How to Find More Meaning in Your Life

Logotherapy: How to Find More Meaning in Your Life

I recently re-read Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning and it prompted me to share his vision for what logotherapy is, and how it can help one to not just endure life’s struggles and challenges on a daily basis, but how to effectively navigate life’s...

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