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Fighting Off that Massive Invisible Bully: Coronavirus, PTSD, and the COMT gene in Kids

The coronavirus continues to “bully” children around the globe with no end in sight. Learn how some children with a gene known as COMT Met/Met are more vulnerable to developing PTSD as a result of this kind of trauma, and how genetic testing and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help.

“And They Lived Happily Ever After”… Really!?

Remember the fairy tales we read as children? Snow White? Cinderella? Beauty and the Beast? Each ended with one version or another of “…and they lived happily ever after.” This Valentines week, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: True love bears no resemblance whatsoever to a fairy tale’s romantic ending.

How do I Recover from Trauma and Humiliation? (Part 1)*

Humiliation is a “public emotion” in that it involves a belief that others will view us as diminished, and will likely mock us.

Learned Helplessness and Defeat Stress in the Age of Anxiety

According to Lewis & Clark College president Barry Glassner, a leading sociologist and author of The Culture of Fear, "Most Americans are living in the safest place at the safest time in human history.” So why are so many Americans, among them many of the new patients coming in to see me, feeling so anxious?

Parenting During a Divorce

Couples going through a divorce face extraordinary challenges (and so do their children). You aren’t just losing the person with whom...