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Out of the Tunnel

Escaping the Trance of Depression

November/December 2014
Depressed clients repeat the same thoughts, activities, feelings, and experiences again and again, as if entranced. Good depression treatment is largely about awakening them from this bad trance.
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Clinician's Digest

Psychotherapy vs. Placebos * Frontline Psychotherapy

November/December 2013
Garry Cooper and Kathleen Smith

Point of View

Grief as a Gift: Carrying on the Legacy of Kübler-Ross

November/December 2013
David Kessler has spent his career helping people all over the world deal with death. In the process, he’s learned that—as much as we may resist experiencing it—grief is a gift that helps us heal.

Bookmarks

The Pathologizing of Everyday Life: When Did Sadness Become a Disease?

September/October 2013

The increasingly blurry distinction between normal and abnormal not only makes us easy targets for Big Pharma’s advertising, but also distracts us from the larger social and economic forces that shape our lives.

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Driven Crazy: TBI is Claiming the Hearts and Minds of Too Many Vets

January/February 2013
With the U.S. Army suicide rate at an all-time high, there’s a greater need than ever to understand the struggles of soldiers returning from war zones and trying to resume a normal life.

Family Matters

The Sadness Ghost: A 6-year-old discovers the power of his imagination

January/February 2012
It’s not necessarily that sadness must always be avoided, but maybe we need to find a way to give it its place.

Editor's Note

Extended Life, Elongated Grief

July/August 2011
As the writers in this issue powerfully demonstrate, medical science has made extended dying and its impact on relatives and loved ones—what psychologist Joseph Nowinski, in the issue’s cover story, calls “the new grief. . . the gritty business of living with slow death”—increasingly common, even normal.
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The New Grief

Long, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

July/August 2011
The increasing ability of modern medicine to arrest or slow terminal illness means that never before has death been such an extended process for so many. But as a culture, we're only just beginning to face the deep ambivalence this creates for both patient and family.
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Goodbye

Each of Us Owes the Universe a Death

July/August 2011

In a very dark corner of each of our minds is a voice that says, “I’m going to die. One day, I’m going to die.” How we react to this voice determines how we live our lives.

Family Matters

Lost, and Found: Rediscovering a Subterranean Kington of Memories

May/June 2011
Reconnecting with old memories in a father's special place.
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