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Bipolar Blues: Regaining hope in the hopelessness

07th July 2010
Bipolar Blues B Bipolar disorder (BD) is a very serious and under-recognized disorder that affects two-to-six percent of the population 1. Along with schizophrenia and other psychotic conditions, it is one of the few psychiatric disorders (at least its ma... Read >

Breaking from Reality: Responding to acute psychotic episodes

07th July 2010
Felt on the verge of a nervous breakdown at some point in their life. However, the term is more popular than clinical, in that individuals who suffer from a breakdown may seek to avoid the negative stigmatization and stereotypes that are frequently associ... Read >

Migraines and the Biology of Joy: It requires a healthy biological system to fully experience the

07th July 2010
Every day and never give it much thought until it breaks down. Though lacking it's amazing complexity, many have used the metaphor of computers to explain the brain. The brain, that mysterious organ that rests inside our skull, is like a computer loaded w... Read >

Forgiveness: Laying the Emotional Foundation

07th July 2010
UNFORGIVENESS IS A JUMBLE of emotions. Resentment, simmering anger, hostility, hatred, bitterness, and low-level fear interlace the tapestry of unforgiveness. Unforgiving emotions are not hot (i.e., immediate) reactions to a transgression. They are ignite... Read >

9 Things You Simply Must Do (to succeed in love and life!)

07th July 2010
Strong sense. I would be talking with someone, either in therapy or a consulting role, or even in a business situation, and I would think, wait a minuteĀ¦ Ive met this person before. I would try to remember where, and quickly I would realize that I could ... Read >

Too Much Too Soon: Stress and the Hurried Child

07th July 2010
Day by day our children's world is becoming more menacing. Fathers muder their children to take revenge on their ex-wives; school violence is at an all time high. But as serious as the conflict in our world may be, it pales into insignificance when we con... Read >

Children's Spirituality and Grace-based Parenting: An Interview with Tim Kimmel

07th July 2010
GO: Tim, we recently received your new book on Grace-based Parenting (Word, 2004), and we really like it! Tell us, in a nutshell, what is grace-based parenting? TIM: Grace-based parenting is really very simpleits about parents treating their kids the... Read >

Therapeutic and Side Effects of Psychotropics

07th July 2010
Antidepressants: Use of the newer antidepressants (SSRIs, Effexor, Serzone, Remeron, and Wellbutrin) in children now exceeds that of the older tricyclic antidepressants primarily because of the lack of risk for severe cardiac side effects. The antidepress... Read >

Medications and Children: What Counselors Need to Know

07th July 2010
CHILDREN AND DRUGS. Can you think of a more sobering topic? It is often a challenge to work with children who are experiencing significant emotional or behavioral turmoil. During the course of treatment it may be necessary to refer them for psychopharmaco... Read >

Attachment Theory and Treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder

07th July 2010
EVERY YEAR, AN UNTOLD number of parents seek professional help for their children because of unmanageable behavioral problemswith many of these children being out-of-control. Many of these out-of-control kids are diagnosed with a condition called Oppositi... Read >

Relationship Parenting: The Filial Therapy Approach

07th July 2010
Parent training is perhaps the most powerful tool in touching the emotional and behavioral lives of children, parents, and families. Although most parent training programs focus on behavior management for children who act out, if a childs behavior is prim... Read >

From Grief to Personal Growth

07th July 2010
Hogan, N. S., & Schmidt, L. A. (2002). Testing the grief to personal growth model using structural equation modeling. Death Studies, 25, 615-634. Nancy Hogan and Lee Schmidt from the University of Miami tested their Grief to Personal Growth theory using s... Read >

Correct distorted thinking and challenge fears

07th July 2010
Cognitive-behavioral techniques are and alcohol from your diet Many people think that if they have a glass of wine just before they go to bed it can help them sleep better. It puts you to sleep, but it also wakes you up prematurely. You dont have good qua... Read >

The Prayer of Revenge: Helping People Forgive the Unforgivable

07th July 2010
his damaging behavior? Once this question is answered to the injured-partys satisfaction, forgiveness can flow like a waterfall. This concept really came home for me during a large Christian concert that I was attending with my eightyear- old son Nate. Du... Read >

Pioneers in Christian Counseling: An Interview with Paul Meier

07th July 2010
Paul Meier, M.D., is cofounder and Medical Director of New Life Clinics, one of the largest nationwide providers of Christian mental health care. He is also co-host of New Life Live! a national radio program. Author of more than 50 books, he is a well-kno... Read >