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Anxiety: I See A Lot of It

As a psychiatrist, I’m impressed by how ubiquitous anxiety is. Yesterday, when I attended a women’s faculty meeting, the featured speaker, a leading professor and researcher in cardiology, described her arduous road to the top. Her credentials and accomplishments were outstanding in every way. […]

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The Odor of Your Dreams

I woke up last week convinced that I could smell coffee. My husband, the coffee drinker in our household, was away for business and my 20-month-old son hasn’t yet discovered the substance so it seemed odd that there would be the familiar comforting aroma in the air. Within seconds of my waking up […]

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Syntonics: Colored Light Therapy for Balance

It is estimated that over 5 percent of people in the United States may have winter depression, and 10 to 20 percent suffer from a condition related to changes in the amount of daylight called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. One possible remedy to help the afflicted through this difficult time is syntonics. […]

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A Look at the Write Brain

Verbal language of some sort has likely been part of the human experience since the dawn of Homo sapiens. Writing, on the other hand, is not innately part of the human brain’s repertoire of behaviors. All human cultures include speech, but not all have written language, and, even today […]