In a previous post, I mentioned there was a rumor of redundancy for some friends of mine. Some people were in fact let go, though none of my friends were among the unfortunate ones. Redundancy — losing your job in a layoff — is difficult for most people. I’ve worked with many people who have [...]
The DSM-5 was officially released today. We will be covering it in the weeks to come here on the blog and over at Psych Central Professional in a series of upcoming articles detailing the major changes. In the meantime, here is an overview of the big changes. We sat in on a conference call that [...]
. In honor of 100 years of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore cinematographer Richard Chisolm, along with Kindal l Rende, created this movie of members of the department talking about psychiatry at Hopkins. Many of the people shown in the film have been guest bloggers on Shrink Rap, and they include our mentors, colleagues, and friends. Show More Summary
Every month in our interview series we take a peek into a different person’s creative process. We learn what inspires and fuels their beautiful work and how they navigate the obstacles that can potentially hinder their creative practice. Plus, we get tips that can be applied to our own creativity. This month we’re honored to [...]
Eric Maisel’s new book Making Your Creative Mark promises nine keys to achieving your artistic goals. That’s a lie. The book literally chimes and jingles with keys. The last eleven pages alone has 99 of them, for example these 10: One of the best ways to help yourself create every day is to craft a starting [...]
Starting 6/1, CMPS will be using an alternative diagnostic system instead of DSM-5. This will be the only diagnostic system allowed on our new EHR system. See: The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas: potchkied together and.com-piled by Jay Neugeboren, Michael B. Show More Summary
This guest article from YourTango was written by Susie And Otto Collins. Jealousy in a relationship can cause you to say things you later regret. You grill your partner about who she had lunch with. You interrogate your boyfriend about who he was just talking to on the phone. You accuse your spouse of flirting. Jealousy [...]
Where does it hurt? How bad does it hurt? Why does it hurt? The many inconsistent and inadequate ways of sorting chronic pain by anatomy, severity, and associated medical conditions are impeding the health and well-being of patients,...Show More Summary
Working memory is “the ultimate evolutionary tool” that has helped us create everything from Google to the Eiffel Tower, according to authors and researchers Tracy Packiam Alloway, Ph.D, and Ross Alloway, Ph.D, in their new book The Working Memory Advantage: Train Your Brain to Function Stronger, Smarter, Faster. They define working memory as “the conscious [...]
You might be surprise to know what colors your world isn’t just the things that happen to you, your genes, the family that you have or your upbringing. Those factors have a big role in shaping you. An illness can slow you down. A difficult environment can change the way you see the world. And [...]
In case you missed them - 10 of the best psychology links from the last week: 1. How too much empathy can actually lead us to do the wrong thing - thought-provoking essay by Paul Bloom. (related research covered on the Digest). 2. Thanks...Show More Summary
From the mysteries of the female orgasm to the health benefits of getting it on, our top bedroom insights.
Who are we? Where does our consciousness begin and end? How are the lives of the individual and the collective connected? These are questions that an increasing number of scientists and thinkers around the world are exploring. More and more attention is dedicated to how neuroscience, biology, psychology and ancient philosophical and spiritual questions can [...]
“Something’s not right with me, but I don’t know what it is.” “I had a fine childhood. I should be feeling and doing better than I am.” “I should be happier. What is wrong with me?” During more than 20 years as a psychologist, I have discovered a powerful and destructive force from people’s childhoods [...]
Anyone traversing the terrain of infertility inevitably bumps up against a sea of “whys?” “Why am I not pregnant?” “Why is this happening to me?” “Why don’t I feel hopeful about my fertility journey?” It’s human nature to ask “Why?” — especially when faced with feelings of deep uncertainty and feeling out of control. Our [...]
For today's blog post, I whine over on Clinical Psychiatry News, and whining it is. See CPT, DSM, EMR, and more: growing weary of alphabet soup. ----- Listen to our latest podcast at mythreeshrinks.com or subscribe to our rss feed. Email us at mythreeshrinks at gmail dot com Our book is out now.
Couples often come to counseling with emotions running high. She complains that “He just doesn’t listen.” He counteracts with the statement that “She just doesn’t understand.” Each person is appealing to the therapist to ‘fix their partner’ on the basis that their version of the problem is the correct version. Ideally it might be perfect [...]
In continuation of the theme of May as Mental Health month, passing along an infographic received in email. Hope it helps in raising awareness. Source: BestMedicalDegrees.com Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast) Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cas...
For the penultimate round of the TV show The Apprentice, the competing entrepreneurs must face a series of interviews with a crack team of hardened executives. The implicit, believable message is that these veterans have seen all the interview tricks in the book and will spot any blaggers a mile off. Show More Summary
Working and loving on your own timeline. By Debra Shigley