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Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder: A Quick Primer

Taking a Closer Look at ADHD Attention Deficit/Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD) is defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV (DSM IV) as a composite disorder including two major syndromes which are inattentive and hyperactivity-impulsivity which may occur independently, starting before the age of 7 and cause some impairment in two or more settings (i.e. …

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We are Living Magnets

Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviors A Prelude You are a living magnet. You attract into your life people, situations, and circumstances that are in harmony with you dominant thoughts. Those words are inscribed on my sister’s wall to wall chalk board when you enter her home. I don’t know where that particular quote came from, but it …

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Dying Changes Everything

My New Grief Group Part 2 Grief work is definitely an extremely rewarding experience. My grief group is still my favorite group of all and we are on week four I think. There is just so much I get out of the group and yet it is one of the most emotionally draining parts of …

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Saving the Lives of Butterflies

Self-Injury The Butterfly Project Self-injury, also known as self-mutilation and cutting is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue mostly done without suicidal intentions wikipedia. Self-injury is unfortunately a very common issue among teenagers. According to research, it mostly effects women from ages 13 to 30. In a typical year at the high …

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Does the Baby’s DNA Change if the Mother Has Sex with Another Guy While Pregnant?

I’m a strong proponent of the “there are no stupid questions” rule (in most cases), but can I propose that there are stupid statements? The other day, an 18 year old client of mine, who is about two months pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby, told me that she hasn’t told her new boyfriend that she …

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My New Grief Group

About three weeks ago I started my first grief group. Normally I had dealt with grief sporadically. It always seemed to be one of those things that came out of the blue and I was never truly prepared for, but about three weeks ago I was referred a handful of students who’s father, brother or …

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