Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Time for a Little Post-Christmas Therapy?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

by Leigh Ann Otte

How was your Christmas, or how’s your Hanukkah going? Hopefully fantastic. But for some people, spending time with family dredges up long-lived issues they thought they’d buried (at least stuffed down and ignored) long ago.

So in this week’s featured article, we explore four common types of therapy, including whom they might help and the pros and cons of each. Also, here’s our article on how to find a good therapist.

If you’re worried about a loved one, here’s our article on how to help someone you know with things like depression, alcoholism and addiction.

If you’re feeling suicidal, you can get immediate help by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TTY: 1-800-799-4889). It’s free and confidential.

Here’s to a healthy, happy 2012—and to having the strength to seek help when we need it.

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of MyFamilyDoctorMag.com and a freelance writer specializing in health and aging. This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.

When Psychology Meets Classic Litarature

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

by Leigh Ann Otte

Question: If people and animals seem much smaller to you than they really are, you might be having a:

a. Lilliputian hallucination
b. Flat effect
c. Dwarfish visionary response

Hint: This is a rare phenomenon named after the small people in Gulliver’s Travels. (It’s also called Alice in Wonderland syndrome.)

Do you know the answer? Check it in this month’s “Psychology Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Mental Health?”

You can come back and post your score here … if you dare!

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of MyFamilyDoctorMag.com and a professional writer. This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.

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