addiction and behavior

Your Brain

Posted: April 20, 2015 by Amanda Feaver, MA, LPC

Since our brain drives us, it’s important to understand it. If you're interested in your brain and you haven't read Mindsight by Dr. Daniel Siegel, you should. (Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute.)

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In Case of a Craving

Posted: January 05, 2015 by Ursina Teuscher

Guess what the most frequent New Year’s resolution is? Yes, losing weight. We all know that's not an easy undertaking . One thing in particular gets in the way of even the best goals and intentions: cravings. They mess with our plans by telling us exactly what we should eat right now. They grip our thoughts. Suddenly it feels like we don't have a choice anymore. We won't get peace until that chocolate is gone.

Tags: mood and feelings, addiction and behavior, body issues

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The Agony of the New Year’s Resolution

Posted: January 05, 2015 by Rebecca Hyman

There’s something both alluring and terrifying about a New Year’s Resolution.  The attraction is simple—who hasn’t wanted to abruptly transform themselves?  It’s part of the excitement of drugs.  Who will you be? How noble to eliminate a bad habit others have struggled for decades to overcome.

Tags: mood and feelings, life transition, addiction and behavior

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Happy Holiday Stress!

Posted: December 04, 2014 by Chad Ernest, MS, LPC

The holidays can be extra stressful for everyone. Whether you are having visitors, seeing family and friends, or even spending time alone, each situation brings its own brand of stress. There are ways to prepare yourself and your family for the holidays so that everyone can deal with the stress in the most effective way. Here are a few things to consider that may help you get through the holidays unscathed….

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How Children can Recover from Trauma

Posted: October 18, 2014 by

Today on Mental Help Desk we’ll take a look at the child’s brain after going through a traumatic experience and the potential for recovery from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Tags: relationship and family, anxiety, addiction and behavior, mental help desk

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