Category Archives: Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Listening to Pain

Early in my practice, a client said something that has stuck with me for the last 30 years. A trained dancer, she told me she avoided taking pain relievers because, in her view, pain was her body’s way of providing … Continue reading

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ADHD Symptoms Revisited

A reconsideration of Alan Sroufe’s article in the New York Times about ADHD symptoms, as well as the rebuttals and reactions from Harold S. Koplewicz and Judth Warner. Continue reading

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Depression Symptoms and the Role of Rage

Unconscious rage plays an important role in depression symptoms. Bringing that rage into awareness often leads to an improvement in those symptoms. Continue reading

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Countertransference Issues in Treating Depression

Countertransference in the broad sense means all your thoughts, feelings and fantasies during a psychotherapy session. It’s a useful tool for understanding your clients, especially those suffering from depression where anger and rage are an unconscious issue. Continue reading

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Good and Bad Reasons to Take an Antidepressant

Many people take antidepressants, not because they’re depressed, but because doing so helps them to avoid confronting important feelings or problem areas in their lives. Continue reading

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