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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.

How do I Recover from Trauma and Humiliation? (Part 2)*

In last week’s Tip you learned about the lasting emotional consequences of humiliating experiences. Today I will share with you a...

How do I Recover from Trauma and Humiliation? (Part 3)*

This is the third of three installments on the lasting emotional consequences of Humiliation, including a summary of the lessons to...

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?

Genes, Stress, Nutrition, and Antidepressants – How They Affect Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder

The brain is the organ of the mind. Our ability to think, feel, and experience life is dependent upon neurobiological processes...

Genetic Testing, Nutrition and Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Bipolar Depression

Adele* was a young mother in her early thirties who had a master’s degree in engineering and who practiced patent law,...

Self Esteem, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder

A stable, positive feeling about oneself is to be cherished. For many people it is hard to come by, at least...