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April 16, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Hitting a Social Nerve

April 16, 2018 19:36 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Children who suffer and/or witness such abuse are deeply affected, often, for the rest of their lives. These children may believe that it is normal for one parent to harm the other. They may well conclude that they are the cause of these outbursts. Children often feel guilty that they could not stop these frightening events. Some believe that they can “fix” the past and, unknowingly, unconsciously, enter into relationships that mirror the home in which they lived. They do not realize that it is impossible to go back and fix the past. [More]

April 10, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Pregnant Women With Depression And Anxiety Face Tough Decision In Light Of New Study On Effect Of SSRIs On Infants

April 10, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi

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Choosing whether or not to take antidepressants during pregnancy is a tough decision for pregnant women experiencing depression or anxiety, especially when a new study shows the brains of infants can be affected negatively. Therapy is a great option but what should women with severe depression and anxiety do? [More]

April 9, 2018
by Theravive

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Talk Therapy Teams Up With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

April 9, 2018 17:04 by Theravive

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For decades now the go-to treatment for depression has been antidepressant drug therapy. Back in 1987, Prozac was introduced with much hoopla surrounding this “miracle” cure for treating individuals with major depression. Since then, the pharmaceutical industry has spawned dozens of SSRIs, SNRIs, TCAs, and MAOIs for the purpose of depression treatment. Why then are so many people still depressed?8 [More]

April 9, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

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Is it time for Facebook to fall under the First Amendment?

April 9, 2018 10:29 by Arthur Hunter

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Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube have been censoring and throttling ideas for any reason whatsoever. They can do it because they are "private entities". If it acts like a public forum, looks like a public forum, and actually has most of the entire public using it, then why is it not a public forum? At what point will our laws change to protect content creators? [More]

March 29, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Talking about time off for mental health

March 29, 2018 17:03 by Tracey Block

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Have you ever taken time off from work because of a cold, flu or other physical ailment that needed attention? If so, you may have felt comfortable chatting about it when you returned to work—healthy and ready to get back at it. But the situation is often daunting for employees who need to take time off work for mental health illnesses—and then transition back into the workplace. How can you comfortably navigate information sharing about your mental health challenges at work? [More]

March 21, 2018
by Amy Rollo

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Protecting Against Compassion Fatigue

March 21, 2018 18:23 by Amy Rollo

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Compassion fatigue is often described as a loss of caring about clients, often to a degree of feeling irritated by their problems (Brown, 2017). A person-centered approach is often noted as the foundation for any therapeutic relationship. A person-centered approach includes having unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence for a client. Compassion fatigue and person-centered therapy simply cannot go together. In fact, most experts would agree that the therapeutic relationship is the most important indicator for the likelihood of success in treatment. The question becomes how can therapists continue to practice to earn a living while also making themselves susceptible to compassion fatigue? [More]