Understanding and changing family relationship patterns can make a huge difference for kids diagnosed with ADHD.
Amy: When my friend Jerry Clements showed me this cartoon today, I absolutely fell apart laughing. I felt like my
Part of the appeal of the “chemical imbalance” metaphor is that it people don’t have to feel ‘guilty” about their depression, or problems with their kids. But it can keep both patients and therapists from getting to the all-important bottom of things.
The logic of “chemical imbalance” persuades both patients and practitioners that context and subjective experience are not important. But that logic interferes with the understanding the person’s pain, and what it’s made of.
We’ve got a new feature on our blog. It’s called “Ask Amy & Dave”. It’s designed for our readers to
Check out this Op-Ed from The New York Times by Internal Medicine physician Danielle Ofri. She cites a recent Canadian study which shows that empathic, caring conversation from their physical therapists actually reduced the patients’ pain more than a medical procedure designed to treat their condition.
Amy: All around the world, women–and the men who stand beside them–united in one voice to speak out against the
Amy: Last night I attended an enormous pre-Inaugural rally in New York that overflowed with energy and determination. We listened
How Mental Distress Can Masquerade as Disease: Here’s a live case story which shows how grief can manifest as abdominal pain.
In the U.S. today we celebrate the birthday of the great peace activist and spiritual leader Martin Luther King Jr.