Adult ADHD: Warning Signs

Adult ADHD: Warning Signs

The American Psychiatric Association (APA), which publishes the DSM, has for the first time given credence to adult ADHD, dispelling any lingering beliefs that it is only a child and adolescent disorder. Here are several potential warning signs for adults which may indicate that an ADHD evaluation is in order.    

Some People Don't Want To Be Helped

Some People Don’t Want To Be Helped

There are essentially two types of help that we’re able to offer people — unsolicited and solicited. Offering unsolicited help often falls on deaf ears because, by definition, it was unwanted in the first place; thus it’s often eschewed by those receiving it. And it only benefits those offering the help — some of whom […]

How About Some Botox for Depression

How About Some Botox for Depression

Botox, botulinum toxin A, has certainly been on a run in recent years – spreading its wings way beyond its use as an anti-aging treatment. Known primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of some facial wrinkles, Botox injections are also used to treat such problems as repetitive neck spasms, excessive sweating and overactive […]

The 4 Step Process to Behavior Change

The 4 Step Process to Behavior Change

If you want to change a behavior, follow these 4 steps.

In 2015, I Resolve to Improve Myself...Or Maybe Not

In 2015, I Resolve to Improve Myself…Or Maybe Not

Resolutions which are set to begin in the month of January are popular because people just love the idea of starting anew with something by wiping the slate clean, so to speak. Here’s why most of them fail: First, there are usually NO consequences whatsoever for not doing right by what is going to be […]

Shedding the Fear

Shedding the Fear

If you’re either gripped by fear or wish to avoid having to face it, here’s what to do: Encase yourself in your own version of a protective bubble of some sort; that is, isolate yourself. Then tightly control who or what you allow into this world. Take absolutely no risks, even reasonable ones. Play it […]

Please Like Me

Please Like Me

Every year I speak at a conference that allocates one block of time to an aspiring speaker. This year when I sat in, Jim was well prepared, enthusiastic and worked the audience to a fault. He made himself available at break time and took every question asked of him, thus his program ran over 15 […]

More is Not More

More is Not More

I’m no “Mr. Fix It” by any stretch of the imagination, so last week when I found my toilet running excessively long, I placed a call to my plumber. He came out on the scheduled day and time and immediately went about the business of assessing the situation at hand. He told me it was […]

Reframing

Reframing

In the first week of November, a woman called my office to make an appointment. There was nothing extraordinary about the call, we set a day and a time and that was that. She showed up for the appointment on time and we began the process of getting acquainted. After helping her get comfortable in […]

Start Small To Build Big

Start Small To Build Big

As in much of the country, October in New Orleans is a transitional weather month. There are still some rather warm days though when swimming is still possible. On one such day last week as I was sitting poolside in the courtyard of my building, I observed a number of swimmers testing the waters. Some […]