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ADHD: Parenting Beyond Behavior, Beliefs, and Grades

When we look at the whole story of children diagnosed with ADHD, we find that hindsight reveals deeper challenges that have not received attention. While the average age of presentation is between 3 to 6 years of age with the average age of diagnosis coming at 7 years of age, developmentally, other pictures emerge. In taking history we learn of symptoms and challenges that were present from an early age. Eventually, those children diagnosed (and undiagnosed) have endured labels very different...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Parenting, Self-esteem, Adhd, Grades, Berger, Stigma, School Performance, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, Adhd And Add, Rapoport, Gilliam, Melamed J Cassuto


A Note on Stigma from a Woman Who Is Trying to Fit In

The Super Bowl party that I attended was a quiet affair, about seven couples, with sloppy joes, a vegetable tray, chicken wings and beer and wine. Like magic, the men landed in the great room in front of the television and the women fixed themselves in the kitchen around the food. It was an older crowd; almost all of us were in our 50s somewhere. We had kids and some of us even had a grandkid or two. The hostess was impeccable, asking each of us about our lives and our families. “So when is y...
Tags: Psychology, Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder, Psychotherapy, Mom, Stereotypes, Stigma, Stigmatization


Feeling Completely and Utterly Alone Because You Have a Mental Illness? This Can Help

You have a mental illness, and you feel incredibly alone. Intellectually, you know that you are one of millions of people who also have a mental illness—people who also have depression or an anxiety disorder or bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. You know that you’re not the only person on this planet to be in pain. But it doesn’t matter. Because it looks like everyone around you is just fine. You’re the only one who has a hard time getting out of bed, who feels overwhelmed by everything, no matt...
Tags: Psychology, General, New York City, Support, Disorders, Self-help, Mental Illness, Loneliness, Stigma, Inspiration & Hope, Chapman, Louisville Kentucky, Saenz Sierzega, Chandler Ariz, Irvine Calif, Kingman


12 Ways to Keep Going with Depression

About once a week I hear the same question from a reader, “What keeps you going?” The short answer is lots of things. I use a variety of tools to persevere through my struggle with depression because what works on one day doesn’t the next. I have to break some hours into 15-minute intervals and simply put one foot in front of another, doing the thing that is right in front of me and nothing else. I write this post for the person who is experiencing debilitating symptoms of depression. The follow...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Facebook, Europe, New York, Sleep, France, Spain, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Santiago, Santiago De Compostela, Stress Reduction, God, Brussels


Overcoming the Double Standard Surrounding Psychiatric Medications

Women hold themselves to this standard where we’re supposed to be perfect. We all have our own image of what that should be, and it doesn’t involve taking psychiatric medication. I’m walking up Lexington Avenue towards the subway on a cold Manhattan winter day from my psychiatrist’s office. It’s a route I’ve walked for five years, at varying frequencies, depending on the intensity of my mental health issues. My doctor is warm and nurturing with a great sense of humor, and I always walk out he...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Psychiatry, Manhattan, Psychotherapy, Medication, Stigma, Publishers, Mental Health And Wellness, Medications, Lexington Avenue, The Fix, Psychiatric Medication, Anti Depressants


Psychology Around the Net: February 2, 2019

Happy Groundhog Day! Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow or not? Can we expect six more weeks of winter or do we get an early spring? I don’t know at the time of this writing (I hope an early spring!), but what I do know is that this week’s Psychology Around the Net has the latest on new studies regarding music and mental health, what being a night owl could do to your mental health and overall well-being, the discussion of mental illness in Netflix’s The Ted Bundy Tapes, and more! Fighting ...
Tags: Psychology, Music, Sleep, Research, Self-help, Creativity, Netflix, Yoga, Mental Health Break, Stigma, Mental Health And Wellness, Psychology Around The Net, Phil, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The National Institutes of Health, Ted Bundy


People with psychiatric illness more stigmatized by the health care system than by the public at large

Sisti says the stigma around mental health is "systematized" in our health care system, more so than in the public view. Health care providers are "rather leery about these individuals because these people are, often at least according to the stereotype, high-cost patients who maybe are difficult to treat or noncompliant," he says. "I think the stigma that we should be really focused on and worried about actually emerges out of our health care system more than from the public." For more...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Stigma, David G Markham, Sisti


People with psychiatric illness more stigmatized by the health care system than by the public at large

Sisti says the stigma around mental health is "systematized" in our health care system, more so than in the public view. Health care providers are "rather leery about these individuals because these people are, often at least according to the stereotype, high-cost patients who maybe are difficult to treat or noncompliant," he says. "I think the stigma that we should be really focused on and worried about actually emerges out of our health care system more than from the public." For more...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Stigma, David G Markham, Sisti


People with psychiatric illness more stigmatized by the health care system than by the public at large

Sisti says the stigma around mental health is "systematized" in our health care system, more so than in the public view. Health care providers are "rather leery about these individuals because these people are, often at least according to the stereotype, high-cost patients who maybe are difficult to treat or noncompliant," he says. "I think the stigma that we should be really focused on and worried about actually emerges out of our health care system more than from the public." For more...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Stigma, David G Markham, Sisti, Levels of care


Psychology Around the Net: January 19, 2019

Within this week’s Psychology Around the Net, you’re going to meet a psychiatrist who uses social media for good, get a plethora of self-care tips (many of which I guarantee you haven’t thought of), find out just exactly how many happy facial expressions we have, and more. Enjoy! You Have 17 Different Facial Expressions to Show Happiness (and That’s Reason to Smile): After a recent study involving more than seven million online images and 30 countries, Aleix Martinez, a cognitive scientist an...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Instagram, Incarceration, College, Study, Happiness, Alabama, Social Media, Research, Self-help, Jail, Inmates, College Students, Stigma, Psychology Around The Net


Psychology Around the Net: January 5, 2019

Ah, the first Psychology Around the Net of 2019, and…it’s going to be a great one! This week’s edition covers conversational narcissism and how to stop making everything about you (even if you’re not aware you’re doing it), relationship expert advice on when to discuss your mental health with your partner, the single personality trait that could be the foundation for most mental illnesses, and more. Are You Guilty of Conversational Narcissism? If you’re more of a “shift responder” than a “sup...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Study, Research, Personality, Netflix, Conversation, Child Custody, Terrorism, Narcissism, Stigma, Children And Teens, Psychology Around The Net, Personality Traits, Neuroticism, Josh Malerman


I Was Dumped Over My Depression

He found out by Googling me. I’ve been writing candidly about my life for as long as I can remember. I’ve never been able to pull off fiction, because my brain doesn’t work that way, but I’ve been able to, as Hemingway put it, “sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Or, since it is the 21st Century, sit down at a computer and just let it all out. Maybe I’m a product of my 21st Century over-sharing generation, or maybe I just want others to feel less alone in their own struggles; some days, I’m n...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, Relationships, Boston, New York City, Best, Relationship, Personal, Depression, Break Up, Dating, Jay, New England, Stigma, Publishers


It Helps to Be Humble

At the end of each semester, I require my writing students to evaluate in essay-form both themselves and my class. In evaluating themselves, they consider such criteria as their attendance, their grades, their participation and the new knowledge they’ve learned that semester. In critiquing the class, they judge the quality of the day-to-day life in English 11011. Did they like the textbooks? Did they appreciate the workshop format? Did they enjoy and learn from the assignments? In doing this...
Tags: Psychology, Kindness, Personal, Teaching, Bipolar, Creativity, Loss, Humility, Cancer Treatment, Humble, Stigma, Ego, Grief And Loss, Coping Skills, Cancer Diagnosis, Iowa Writers ' Workshop Then


Just days before Christmas, Trump fires two U.S. airmen for being HIV-positive

Just in time for the holidays, Donald Trump has discharged two U.S. Air Force service members for being HIV-positive.
Tags: Politics, Hiv, Lifestyle, Donald Trump, Stigma, Ad Friendly, Queerty, U.S. Air Force, Hiv Stigma


Stigmatizing Narcissists & Narcissism: Are They the Secondhand Smoke of Our Time?

The thing about smoking cigarettes is that the behavior is something we wanted to stigmatize, in order to decrease its frequency in people. At its height in the 1950s and 1960s, 2 out of every 5 people smoked in the U.S. It’s a huge health hazard, decreasing lifespan and increasing health problems in smokers. But smoking doesn’t just impact the person who smokes. Through decades’ worth of research findings, we now understand the smoking also affects the people around smokers, causing health prob...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Los Angeles, Karen, Personality, Narcissism, Policy and advocacy, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Stigma, Mental Health And Wellness, Jim, NPD, Louisa, Kittleson, Secondhand Smoke


Pragmatism and the Healthcare Debate

Opinions abound about healthcare in the United States. But while people with competing ideologies retreat into their corners, people in poverty with mental illness suffer needlessly. The debate rages over whether or not healthcare is a human right, and we’ve ended up with a patchwork of private providers and public assistance. It seems no one is happy. For those of us with coverage from an employer it’s still difficult. My family faced open enrollment this month and it took hours, and a...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Mental Health, United States, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act, Policy and advocacy, Medicare, Entitlement, Medicaid, Stigma, Health-related, Ethics & Morality, Goethe, Minding the Media, Healthcare Debate


When a Therapist and Journalist Comes Clean About Her Self-Doubt

As a career therapist since 1979 who decided to traverse a professional writing path beginning a bit less than a decade later, I have blended two of my passions; guiding people on their own journeys and communicating the thoughts that insist on being documented for posterity. Lofty pursuits? Perhaps. Fraught with challenges and responsibility for integrity? Absolutely. Thus, this article. A week ago, Psych Central published a piece called, “ How the President’s Communication Style Is Like...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, Politics, Aging, Vulnerability, Personal, Trauma, Self-doubt, Stigma, Authenticity, Brown, Oval Office, DSM, Brené, Minding the Media


The Mental Health Gift Giving Guide from Psych Central

Christmas, the biggest gift-giving holiday of them all, will be here in less than a month — which means that gift buying season is currently in full force. Unless you are my sister — who is already done shopping and wrapping — you are probably just now starting to think about what gifts you want give your loved ones. Many people have no idea what to give certain people. Even my wildly efficient sister has issues finding the perfect gift for me, her picky big brother. I’ve been gifted socks a...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Etsy, Happiness, Mental Health, Self-help, Christmas Shopping, Gift Giving, Stigma, Mental Health And Wellness, Michelle, Peer Support, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC, Seven Mental Health Gift Suggestions, Depressed Cake Shop


Real World’s Danny Roberts comes out as HIV-positive, says “I spent so long beating myself up”

On the eve of World AIDS Day, the retired reality star recently revealed that he's living with HIV.
Tags: Health, Life, Hiv, Lifestyle, Stigma, Coming Out, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Hiv/aids, Danny Roberts, World AIDS Day, Prepared


The Complex Case for Inpatient Psychiatric Care

Amidst the cat pics and political memes, the images of my former elementary school classmates’ children, now elementary school students themselves, there will be a link to a mental health article smushed in there on my Facebook wall. Sometimes, usually against my better judgment, I click on it, because click-bait is just so deliciously clickable. Today, I made the mistake of clicking on an article written by Noam Shpancer, PhD, a psychologist and professor at Otterbein University. The arti...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Suicide, White House, Fbi, Treatment, Trauma, Schizophrenia, Medicaid, Involuntary Hospitalization, Stigma, HIPAA, Otterbein University, Noam Shpancer, Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization, Psychiatric Care


Slut shaming of men on PrEP is still happening at a ridiculous rate, study finds

With PrEP undergoing wide studies in the UK, men enrolled in the HIV prevention regimen report anti-PrEP stigma.
Tags: Health, Feature, UK, Sex, Life, Lifestyle, Stigma, Ad Friendly, Truvada, Prep, Slut-shaming


Tornado Brain: Taming the Whirlwind of Anxiety

Anxiety feels like showing up to the start of a marathon with zero preparation. You haven’t trained a day in your life, and you have no idea what you’re doing. Common sense tells you this is a long race, you need to pace to survive. But without warning, and out of your control, a powerful force won’t let you. It takes over and you sprint the first few miles, burn out, then fall to the side of the road confused and frustrated. Is everyone else experiencing this? How are they able to control t...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Anxiety, Santos, Stigma, Worry, Anxiety And Panic, Panic, Health-related, Anxious Thoughts, Rumination, Bio Behavioral Institute, Khemlani Patel


Is Exposure & Response Prevention Therapy a Well-Guarded Secret?

OCD Awareness Week 2018 has come and gone and there were many successful, informative events to help all those whose lives have been touched by obsessive-compulsive disorder. There was also attention paid to OCD through the national media, though I’m not sure if the two shows I watched/listened to were broadcasted because of OCD Awareness Week. While I think the productions both did a good job debunking the myths of OCD and illustrating what the disorder is all about (as much as you can w...
Tags: Psychology, Books, ERP, Green, Personal, Treatment, Psychotherapy, John, OCD, John Green, Stigma, Dan, American Psychological Association, Minding the Media, American Public Media Six


6 Common Therapy Myths

So many times, I have cringed at friends or family when they talk about their misconstrued concept of what therapy is. Unfortunately, the messages we receive from movies and television do not portray the reality of good therapy, but if you have not participated in therapy yourself, the media may be your only reference point. Below are six common therapy myths found in movies and TV, debunked. 1. Going to Therapy Means I’m Crazy or Weak This may be the most common reason I hear as to why...
Tags: Psychology, Television, Film, Treatment, Anxiety, Psychotherapy, Stigma, Confidentiality, Group Therapy, Minding the Media, Entering therapy


Psychology Around the Net: October 20, 2018

This week’s Psychology Around the Net brings you the latest on picture books and children’s mental health, why it’s important to maintain friendships when you’re in a romantic relationship, the mental health benefits of commuting in a natural environment, and more. Can Picture Books Meet the Crisis in Children’s Mental Health? Author Matt Haig is hopeful his first illustrated story, The Truth Pixie, will encourage children to talk about their mental health. As the name suggests, the book focu...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Family, Celebrities, Parenting, Relationships, Friends, Research, Kanye West, Nature, Urban Planning, Commuting, Friendships, Stigma, Children And Teens, Money And Financial


People with psychiatric illness more stigmatized by the health care system than by the public at large

Sisti says the stigma around mental health is "systematized" in our health care system, more so than in the public view. Health care providers are "rather leery about these individuals because these people are, often at least according to the stereotype, high-cost patients who maybe are difficult to treat or noncompliant," he says. "I think the stigma that we should be really focused on and worried about actually emerges out of our health care system more than from the public." For m...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Stigma, David G Markham, Health Care System, Sisti


The Appeal of Benevolent Sexism

Stories of sexual abuse and allegations have been front and center in our news for a while now. From the Me Too movement to the Catholic Church abuse cases to the recent Kavanaugh Hearings, we are faced with the harsh reality of how common sexual abuse really is in our society. But we are starting to talk about it and that is a good thing. My heart goes out to all those whose lives have been affected by sexual abuse. For many well-meaning men and women, these times are fraught with tensi...
Tags: Psychology, Ptsd, Trauma, Catholic Church, Prejudice, Women's Issues, Stigma, Men's Issues, Social Psychology, Ethics & Morality, Minding the Media, Stereotyping, Brett Kavanaugh, MeToo, Flattery, Kavanaugh Hearings


​National Bullying Prevention Month: Help Your Kids Understand The Difference Between Bullying & Teasing

What makes a bully ? Is it a malicious desire to hurt another person? A person lashing out because of problems at home? A need to seem tough in a world that is out of their control? There is no single formula for those we have come to see as bullies and the definition is pretty broad. The facts about bullying are less vague. According to Stop Bullying , as many as one in three children has reported being bullied at some point in their life. While some of this is done in elementary and ...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Bullying, Suicide, Social Media, Communication, Depression, Self-esteem, Trauma, Reddit, Policy and advocacy, Cyberbullying, Stigma, Children And Teens, Violence And Aggression, ​National Bullying Prevention Month


What Makes a Good Mental Health Advocate?

I have been fortunate over the years to share the story of my son Dan’s recovery from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. The fact that he continues to do so well is concrete evidence that obsessive-compulsive disorder, no matter how severe, is indeed treatable, and it is gratifying to know that many who are suffering have found hope through my family’s story. I hear from many people who are at various stages in their fight against OCD. When they tell me they have either read about Dan’s j...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Personal, Policy and advocacy, OCD, Caregivers, Stigma, Dan


Is Mental Health the New Black?

Yes, really (with a political-sized asterisk). From Demi Lovato and Logic to Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan, there has been a collective willingness to divulge (and personalize) mental health struggles. Demi has openly and courageously discussed her bipolar diagnosis, self-harm attempts, and rehab stints. In his powerful song 1-800-273-8255, Logic champions suicide prevention and, ultimately, delivers a message of hope (“You don’t gotta die, I want you to be alive”) against suicide ideation. NB...
Tags: Psychology, Celebrities, Congress, California, Washington, Suicide, Mental Health, Depression, Bipolar, Addiction, Michigan, Demi Lovato, Sports Illustrated, OCD, Stigma, Ashley Madison