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Do You Work with a Psychopath?
A psychopath has the ability to create an entire persona in direct contrast to who they really are. In a work environment, they can appear to be very responsible, charismatic, friendly, too good to be true, and a hard worker.
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Anxiety Drugs Not Recommended for PTSD
Benzodiazepine drugs are not effective for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - and may even be harmful.
Emotions Influence Taste
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Antidepressant Clinical Trials Exclude Many People with Depression
More than 80 percent of people with depression in the general population aren’t eligible for clinical trials of antidepressant drugs.
World of Psychology
What Kind of Introvert Are You?
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Talk Therapy Is Strong Medicine
Unlike medications for depression, psychotherapy activates mirror neurons and brain circuits directly, and can have instant benefits.
Tips to Restore Sexual Intimacy
For many people, owning a feeling is much harder than casting blame. But it is worth the effort.
4 Ways to Help a Struggling Coworker
When a close colleague encounters a personal crisis, it can be confusing to know how to respond appropriately.
Is There A Pandemic of Cell Phone Addiction?
It’s time to go through some of the facts - not hyperbole - of so-called “smartphone addiction.”
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Is It OK?

(Bipolar Update) – All individuals have a right to consent to medication and/or hospitalization, unless they become unable to make that decision for themselves due to grave disability.
When You Make A Deal With Your Psychiatrist
(Tales of Manic Depression) - I am done gaining weight on my antidepressant, so I made a deal with my psychiatrist.
Want to Feel Better? Start With Your Gut
(Leveraging Adversity) - As of recent, the psychological implications of gut health, and the role of the microbiome in emotional well being has received media more attention.
Bipolar with Migraines May Be New Subtype
(Bipolar Laid Bare) – One-quarter of people with bipolar disorder also have to deal with migraines on a regular basis.
Depression Relief: Why Standing Up Matters
(Depression on My Mind) – Sometimes, getting vertical is the hardest thing to do when we you are depressed.
4 Stages of Denial of Sex Addiction
(The Impact of Sex Addiction) – As with any addiction, the denial of sex addiction is a powerful obstacle to recovery.
An All-Natural Mood Booster to Beat Depression
(Character Strengths) – In randomized, controlled trials, this simple practice consistently leads to increases in happiness and decreases in depression for people.
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