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Every era has its stressors. But our times can feel especially tumultuous. A 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) poll found that nearly two-thirds of Americans find that the future of the nation is a significant source of stress. And, according to a March 2018 national survey by the APA, more Americans feel anxious than they...
Each year I try to attend the Johns Hopkins Annual Mood Disorders Research and Education Symposium because there I learn from the top experts in the field and gain evidence-based information that I can pass along to you. Hopkins holds a special place in my heart because it was my consultation at the Mood Disorders...
In her book Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire, bestselling author and Johns Hopkins Professor of Psychiatry Kay Redfield Jamison writes: I believe that mania and genius not uncommonly exist together, that suffering can be brought to some good, that the fast swither of mania can fire ambition, steel the nerve, and give wind...
There is no question that faith can help pull us out of darkness and provide the hope and inspiration that is needed to persevere through despair. Several studies over the last decade have cited the positive role of spirituality and religion in recovery from depression. For starters, they assign meaning to suffering. Stories of redemption prompt...
Huffington Post Relationship Reporter Kelsey Borresen wrote a great piece on loving a highly sensitive person. I was happy to contribute a few quotes. You might assume that a highly sensitive person is someone who simply gets emotional easily. While that’s one aspect of being an HSP, there’s more to it. Those who possess the highly sensitive...
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