A Bipolar Disorder Medication Guide

A Bipolar Disorder Medication Guide Medication is the most important aspect of treatment for Bipolar Disorder (BD), but can be confusing, overwhelming, or even scary. I have assembled a Bipolar Disord [...]

By | March 17th, 2020|Bipolar, Depression, Neuroscience|0 Comments

Could Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia be Caused by the Immune System?

Could Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Depression be Related to the Immune System? The New York Times published a very interesting article yesterday that is trending on their site. It describes a [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Neuroscience|0 Comments

Try This Quick “Micro-Mindfulness” Exercise To Create More Happiness for Yourself

Try This Quick "Micro-Mindfulness" Exercise To Create More Happiness for Yourself Here's a quick tip on creating more happiness for yourself using what I call “Micro-Mindfulness”.  There is evidence f [...]

By | July 11th, 2018|Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Mindfulness, Neuroscience|1 Comment

How Exercise Treats Depression

I've been saying this a lot the last few years, so it's nice to see both scholarly research and the popular press following this very important idea for depression treatment: Physical exercise is effe [...]

Treat Depression with Light

Feeling Depressed? Here’s a simple way to start to feel better. Sometimes, in the midst of a depressive episode, we feel there is almost nothing we can do start to feel better. We feel hopeless, listl [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Depression, Neuroscience|0 Comments

How Does a Traumatic Experience Lead to PTSD?

The word is literally part of the disorder’s name—post-traumatic stress disorder—so obviously, undergoing a traumatic experience plays a major role in PTSD. Understanding that role is often not as simple as it sounds. Developing PTSD may occur when one goes through or witnesses or learns about a disturbing, stressful, or frightening event (typically more intense than, say, a divorce or job loss). Some of the many examples include violent criminal assault, natural disasters, life-threatening condition, extreme neglect, time spent in a combat zone, sexual assault/violence, and prolonged sexual abuse. […]

Pet-C: Fall in Love Using Your Heart, Stay Together Using Your Brain

In popular culture, we’re raised on romantic comedies, love ballads, and the perpetual search for a soulmate. With our hearts on our sleeves, we rush forward into the kind of love we’ve come to feel we deserve. Yet, while 90 percent of those living in Western countries will eventually get married, many of them will not stay together. For example, the divorce rate in the U.S. ranges from 40 to 50 percent and spikes much higher for subsequent marriages.These statistics are not indicative of a some kind of love shortage. Love is abundant and often enduring. Compatibility, on the other hand, is and remains fluid.Unfortunately, there aren’t many movies or songs that delve into this crucial reality. When John Lennon sang, “love is the answer,” it’s a shame he didn’t include footnotes! If he were around today, the “smart Beatle” just might be crooning about Pragmatic Experiential Therapy (Pet-C). […]

By | May 6th, 2016|Neuroscience, Relationships|0 Comments

Treat Depression with Nutritional Supplements

In what should come as a surprise to few, the modern industrial food production systems fails to provide adequate nutritional support for your brain’s basic functioning, including mood regulation. Fortunately, we can take supplements to make up for shortcomings in our diet for around $10 a month that can have huge impact on how we feel, particularly if we’re depressed or prone to depression. […]

By | October 27th, 2015|Depression, Neuroscience|0 Comments