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The Legacy

Inside a Family Haunted by Depression

Martha Manning

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Why DSM-5 Is a Step Forward for Psychotherapy

Find Out About the Benefits of Dimensional Diagnosis

Rich Simon

As therapists, we’re well aware that our clients in psychological distress rarely—if ever—fit neatly into the strict confines of DSM disorders. Even Darrel Regier, vice chair of the DSM-5 Task Force, knows perfectly well that psychiatric diagnosis is often inherently ambiguous and that the science behind the classification system isn’t all it might be.

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The Brain Science of Self-Deception

Understanding the Limits of Self-Awareness

Louis Cozolino

It’s commonly suggested that depression results from seeing reality too clearly. Repression, denial, and humor grease the social wheels and lead us to put a positive spin on the behavior of those around us. This may be why humans have so few networks dedicated to self-insight and so many ways of distorting reality in their favor.

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A New Way to Understand Severe Anxiety Disorder

A Client’s Severe Anxiety Disorder May Be a By-Product of a More Primary Purpose

Bruce Ecker

Sometimes panic and anxiety have no function—they aren’t the means of fulfilling a hidden purpose for the sufferer—yet in a different way, they’re still necessary to a coherent underlying pattern.

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What to Do When Traditional Parenting Rules Don’t Apply

Traditional Parenting Rules Often Don’t Apply Anymore, So Parents are Seeking Out New Solutions

Ron Taffel

On top of losing faith in a secure future, mothers and fathers deal with everyday dilemmas that make a joke of traditional parenting rules and childrearing practices.

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When Depressed Clients Blame Themselves

Elisha Goldstein on Treating Depression with Self-Compassion

Rich Simon

While the source of physical wounds can usually be easily identified, the cause of emotional wounds are often hidden and hard to recognize, leading many depressed clients to assume they’re responsible for their own pain and therefore their suffering isn’t legitimate.

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How a Traumatic Memory Can Feed Anxiety

When Treating Some Forms of Anxiety, Reenacting a Traumatic Memory May Be the Key

Bruce Ecker

The coherence that underlies panic and severe anxiety disorder has a neurobiologically distinct form: flashbacks of unresolved, unconscious traumatic memory.

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Using Corrective Experiences in Attachment-Based Therapy

Diane Poole Heller on Bringing the Concrete to the Abstract

Rich Simon

One of the more unique challenges of working with clients who have attachment-based issues is the lack on concrete goals in their treatment.

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