For the last thirty years ago a story has been built up about depression that it’s caused by a “chemical
A child’s persistent temper tantrums can be a painful state of affairs for parents. But these little kids, lacking language to talk about their feelings, are often trying to communicate something important to their folks. Here’s a family who came to therapy to get to the bottom of it. We all learned something we didn’t expect.
From today’s New York Times: “Long-term use of antidepressants is surging in the United States, according to a new analysis
Depression is not a straightforward problem; it typically doesn’t yield to straightforward solutions. Here Dave consults on a case of an elderly depressed woman. His seemingly crazy intervention brings surprising results. Enjoy.
In our current pharmaceutical-based culture, we forget that how we feel, our “moods” are strongly shaped by relationship dynamics. This holds true even for depression. Here’s a case that shows how this works.
Therapists tend to be good at being kind and patient with difficult people and they know how to put up with their patients’ demanding and outrageous behavior. Too often the demand for good manners persuades therapists to compromise their integrity in the attempt to maintain the relationship and to make their patients feel worthwhile. But compromising integrity interferes with the effectiveness of therapeutic work.
We hope you enjoy this rather charming post from The School of Life. The author, Alain de Botton, illustrates how
Check out this item from Bill Wurtzel’s “Funny Food” collection. Bill is a good friend of ours, and a hugely
Amy: When my friend Jerry Clements showed me this cartoon today, I absolutely fell apart laughing. I felt like my
Wishing All Our Readers Peace, Love and Courage for this New Year. Let’s keep the arts–and the art of relationship–