The Love Gun Analogy

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Can We Force Someone to Love Us? In my practice as a marriage therapist, I have come to see many common themes present themselves within intimate partner relationships. One of these themes is something I have come to call the ‘Love Gun’ analogy. This metaphorical weapon comes into the relationship when, out of fear, hurt, […]

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

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The Opposite of Addiction is Connection As recovering addicts, we tend to spend a lot of time and energy counting the number of days we have been sober. We often look at sobriety as the opposite of addiction, but in actuality, the opposite of addiction is human connection. Regardless of the form our addiction might […]

Take Notice, Be Observant

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Tunnel Vision for Behavior or Substance One of the difficulties in getting out of compulsive behaviors is the brain is so fixated on getting the high or pleasure from engaging in the behavior or substance that there is little if any time for the brain to be aware of emotions, physiological changes, sensations, mental status, […]

Connect to Thrive

by Dr. Mark Chamberlain

Dr. Mark Chamberlain’s PowerPoint Presentation at AMCAP on September 29, 2016. Please click the link below to see the PowerPoint Presentation. connect-to-thrive

We Need All Our Emotions, Even The “Unpleasant” Ones

by Allie Shapiro, MD
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As a “Kids’ Movie,” Inside Out is extraordinary. As an educational tool for parents, teachers and behaviorists, it is essential. Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Joy, and Fear are simple, everyday emotions with which we all must learn to cope as our individual personalities develop. Too often, emotions we regard as “unpleasant” or “negative” are pariah feelings. We either suppress […]

Are You Addicted To The Internet?

by Allie Shapiro, MD
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Yes, being addicted to the internet could soon be a real psychiatric malady. Specifically, addictive behavior pertaining to online gaming is being considered as an illness diagnosed in patients exhibiting signs of Social Anxiety. So distinct are the symptoms of this illness that it has the potential to be called “Internet Gaming Disorder” (IGD). IGD […]

Depression Hides From No One

by Allie Shapiro, MD
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Depression is a common emotion experienced by all types of people. Young and old, male and female, rich and poor, depression hides from no one. However, recognizing depression is often difficult because it can look completely different from one person to another. Here are some of the ways you might recognize depression. Depression in Men […]

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