In the Diehard series of films, I was always wondering throughout if there was any building, street, bridge, car or aircraft that would survive the movie intact. There usually wasn’t and frankly that never disappointed me because the series star John McClane got the bad guys and was not likely to pass those same ways […]
The DSM-5 was in development for more than 10 years. Its official release was announced in May, 2013 at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco, California. New diagnoses have been added and others have been amended or combined. Some proposed criteria considered for inclusion stirred up so much public and professional ire […]
Last year I started a voiceover business. If you’re not sure what this is, think the guy or gal whose voice you hear when a TV or radio commercial plays, or the narrator guiding you through a documentary on the History Channel. This is a business where you audition constantly, facing off against literally hundreds […]
Most of us are conditioned to believe that our doctor or prescriber has our best interest in mind, and in the vast majority of instances this is true. But it’s also true that some relationships – regardless of context – reach an impasse where consideration needs to be given to moving on – not finding […]
Depression is a common phenomenon during pregnancy with between 10-15 percent of pregnant women meeting criteria for major depression and up to 70 percent reporting some symptoms throughout the pregnancy term. Postpartum depression is the most prevalent complicating event, occurring in about 15 percent of women, on average.
Cognitive-behavioral treatment for the psychotic spectrum – schizophrenia in particular – is quite similar approach-wise to what would be employed for depression or anxiety. But CBT for schizophrenia also addresses issues more relevant to the psychotic features themselves such as positive and negative symptoms as well as overall life management.