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Growing up with Violence

GROWING UP WITH VIOLENCE Living in a violent family affects children in characteristic ways.  In my therapy practice I have worked with many individuals and couples who have grown up with violent parents.  I have learned that family violence, even … Continue reading

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Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

PANIC DISORDER AND AGORAPHOBIA   The word “panic” derives from the Greek god, Pan, who, in addition to being a mean flutist was also just plain mean. He liked to terrorize solitary travelers when they were at their most vulnerable, … Continue reading

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Boredom or Depression?

BOREDOM RESULTS FROM SELF-IMAGE MANIPULATION Despite our having more sources of entertainment than ever before in the history of our species, we find ourselves in an epidemic of depression.  Why should this be?  For one thing, we have become (are … Continue reading

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Can Take Over Your Life   It is useful to understand the difference between anxiety and fear–not so easy since they both feel exactly the same.  Anxiety is what you feel when you’re worried that the bogeyman might jump … Continue reading

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