Healing from Trauma

This article was contributed by guest author, Marian Mullahy, LCSW, a psychotherapist and friend of Psych Choices. As one clinician said, trauma is a gift that keeps on giving.  For individuals who have suffered a single-event trauma or have experienced  multiple traumatic events and complex PTSD, the first step in healing is to connect with … More Healing from Trauma

Addiction doc says: Stop chasing the drug! Focus on ACEs and people will heal.

Originally posted on ACEs Too High:
He says: Addiction shouldn’t be called “addiction”. It should be called “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”. He says: Ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking (what traditionalists call addiction) is a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood, just like bleeding is a normal response to being stabbed. He says: The solution to changing the illegal…

43 What?

Originally posted on Vantage Point Therapy:
Anxiety oftentimes comes from procrastination.  Sometimes it is hard to deal with anxiety by just changing thoughts alone.  Sometimes the best way is to act on the required behavior and suspend judgment about the feelings and thoughts that come from acting on the behavior until you can see that…

Is Desire Necessary?

Countless couples – possibly nearly all couples who have spent more than a year or two together – have experienced a loss of interest in sex by one partner or the other.  Often this causes real distress.  One partner may end up feeling rejected, unloved, and frustrated, while the other may feel guilty and inadequate.  … More Is Desire Necessary?

Simple Genetic Test Helps Psychiatrists Prescribe With Less Trial-and-Error

Studies have shown that when doctors used GeneSight to help guide their medication decisions, their patients were twice as likely to respond to the selected medicine. Plus, these patients saw a 70% greater improvement in their symptoms than those whose medications were chosen by the usual, “trial and error” method!
More Simple Genetic Test Helps Psychiatrists Prescribe With Less Trial-and-Error