Making Progress in Psychotherapy

  Patients talk about anything and everything during therapy sessions. In general, it is best to simply let your mind wander and say whatever comes up.  It is most important to not censor or change any thoughts before saying them. As much as you possibly can, be open and honest. Don’t worry about making sense […]

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PTSD Screening Test

Following up my previous post about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatments, this is brief but scientifically validated screening test for PTSD (from Prins et. al.) In your life, have you ever had any experience that was so frightening, horrible or upsetting that, in the past month, you… Have had nightmares about it or thought […]

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Post Traumatic Stress

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is estimated to affect about 7% of Americans, and about 15-20% of Americans deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq. It’s a brain disorder, not a psychological problem. But psychology originates in the brain, so it turns out the best treatment for PTSD is a psychological one – psychotherapy. PTSD starts with, […]

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What does Board Certified even mean?

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Certification The ABPN requires that throughout the initial certification and maintenance of certification processes, physicians must have a valid, unexpired, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in at least one state, commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States or province of Canada. If more than one license […]

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