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Why Do So Many Trauma Survivors Develop Addiction?

The Trauma-Addiction Interaction

By Dr. Sara Aharon, psychologist

Trauma and addictionThe impact of psychological trauma on mental health has been under-estimated. Clinical experience and a growing body of research is linking trauma to chronic depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety disorders, dissociation, anger and

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Losing a Pregnancy Only to Lose One Again

By Eleenor Abraham

rrent Pregnancy LossAnna R. was having an ultrasound, prepared to see her baby for the first time. When she asked the technician what the sex of the baby was, the tech quickly left the room. The physician then entered

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Is This a George Costanza Moment?

August 15, 2017

By Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW

Self-controlYou know that moment when you feel the jolt of being knocked out of your calm or usual emotional state? Maybe you’re walking down the street and someone bangs into you. Or,

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My Journey Through Bipolar Disorder — A Current Journal

Part 2

by Christina Pelllegrino

Living with bipolar disorderWritten to myself: 7/19/17

Know this will pass. It’s not forever. Do what you can to be comfortable now. Everything is ok. I know it all feels like such a mess, like everything is wrong.

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When Politicians Lack Empathy, the American People Lose

When politicians lack empathyIf last year’s presidential election taught us anything, it’s that extreme divisiveness can overwhelm our better nature. The sheer magnitude of negative political campaigning we were exposed to led to high levels of dissatisfaction among the American people, as well

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