Tag Archives: Posttraumatic stress disorder

The Shrink’s Links: The Yellow Birds & Fire and Forget

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. Today, we have a double shrink’s links. Two links for the price of one. Two great books of fiction I recommend about America’s recent war experience: The Yellow Birds by Kevin … Continue reading

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So, you’re anxious. It happens. There are basically two things to do with anxiety. You can face it or avoid it. Avoiding it is often the sensible thing to do if it’s a thing you are not likely to encounter … Continue reading

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New Class: Madness 101- Trauma

On Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30-8:30 pm I will be teaching a class at the new Rochester Brainery, Madness 101. I hope this to be a series, starting with, The Trauma Drama – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But you only … Continue reading

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Understanding the Trauma Drama, part 2: Hot Stove

Let’s start with instincts. We don’t have the same kind of instincts that animals have. We have some we are born with, like sucking for milk and preferring to look at  human faces; but, for the most part, we learn … Continue reading

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