Addiction & Anxiety

“There is no question that the most common destructive behavior affecting depressed patients, barring suicide, is alcoholic or any substance abuse.” Words from one of my mental health heroes, J. Raymond De Paulo Jr., M.D. at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He does not mince words on the seriousness of alcoholism and drug addiction to...
In her insightful book, “The Superstress Solution,” Roberta Lee, M.D. assesses the stress level in most homes today, and offers a word of caution about chronic stress. In her introduction, she writes: We’re deluding ourselves if we think that we can indefinitely endure the macro stresses that accompany impersonal encounters, less sleep, more work, less...
Clinical psychologist Tamar Chansky, Ph.D., founder and director of the Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety, is one of the nation’s leading experts on anxiety disorder. She is also my personal coach on trying to tame my overactive amygdala, the almond-shaped structure inside your brain whose day job is to yell “Run for...
It’s a hard time to be a woman these days. We bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and feel unappreciated wherever we go, much less the sexy w-o-m-a-n in the Enjoli ad. According to a new survey from the American Psychological Association, women report higher levels of stress at work than...
When you feel like strangling the guy in front of you at Target, read these “7 Quick Ways to Calm Down,” or as the Huffington Post renamed them,  “7 Quick Ways to Avoid a Meltdown,” I laughed at the art that went with it because, well, I sort of looked like that yesterday. I needed a reminder of...
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Therese Borchard
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