The Radical Thrill of Intimacy

by See Original Link • January 30, 2018

Becoming close to another person is one of the most thrilling experiences in the human repertoire, both the bedrock of emotional security and a passport to self-expansion. If the relationship is a romantic one—and intimacy is as much the essence of deep friendship as of lasting love—it carries the added charge of desire. Although the term intimacy… Read More »

Motherhood And Your Mental Health

by See Original Link • January 26, 2018

As soon as her baby was born, Anna felt a change. Something wasn’t right. She feared for her baby’s safety to an extreme degree. She would sit awake, staring at her baby through the night, terrified something would go wrong, and her daughter would die. After feeding, Anna wouldn’t allow herself to leave her baby’s… Read More »

Teen Depression and Anxiety: Why the Kids Are Not Alright

by See Original Link • January 23, 2018

The first time Faith-Ann Bishop cut herself, she was in eighth grade. It was 2 in the morning, and as her parents slept, she sat on the edge of the tub at her home outside Bangor, Maine, with a metal clip from a pen in her hand. Then she sliced into the soft skin near… Read More »

The Comorbidity Of Anxiety And Depression

by See Original Link • January 19, 2018

When a person experiences two or more illnesses at the same time, those illnesses are considered “comorbid.” This concept has become the rule, not the exception, in many areas of medicine, and certainly in psychiatry. Up to 93% of Medicare dollars are spent on patients with four or more comorbid disorders. The concept of comorbidity is widely… Read More »

The Impact Of Music Therapy On Mental Health

by See Original Link • January 16, 2018

When I worked at a psychiatric hospital, I would wheel my cart full of instruments and musical gadgets down the hallway every morning. Patients lingering in the hall would smile and tap on a drum as I passed by. Some would ask me if I had their favorite band on my iPad. Some would peek… Read More »

5 Sleep Tips That Can Help With Depression

by See Original Link • January 12, 2018

We all feel a little blue from time to time. Sadness is a fundamental part of the human condition. For the majority, feeling down is often a temporary experience connected to specific events. For others, a sense of sadness or hopelessness can be more persistent—this is what we all know as depression. Depression is a… Read More »

Mental Health Starts With Listening

by See Original Link • January 9, 2018

When was the last time you considered how sound might impact your health?  Most of us only think about sound pollution when there’s a jackhammer outside our bedroom window, but it turns out what you listen to all day can affect your wellness. And since music is the most complex sound system you encounter in… Read More »

Postpartum Depression: Ways To Cope And Heal

by See Original Link • January 5, 2018

If you’re a mom or dad, you’ve walked through the otherworldly time surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. The time following the birth of a child is incomparable: It brings the gift of life and the fun of seeing your family grow. Parenthood also brings upheaval. Daily routines become irrelevant, sleep is sporadic and scarce, and guilt… Read More »

The Pathway To Peace Of Mind

by See Original Link • January 2, 2018

To create the roadways of a city, it takes years of planning, developing and building. It’s a never-ending process as new ideas are constantly suggested on how to make everything more efficient and in tune with changing needs. Peace of mind is developed the same way. In the 1900’s, scientists believed that our brain was… Read More »