December 2018

The Origins of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Historically, BT can be divided into three generations. The first generation is in part a rebellion against prevailing therapeutic concepts of the day (the Psychoanalytic and Humanistic approaches). Early interventions focused directly on reducing problematic…

Destigmatizing Depression

It's not easy being the poster child for depressed physicians, but Alice Flaherty wears the role with aplomb. She relishes the opportunity to share her experiences with the world. Flaherty was featured in a recent…

The Neurological Basis of Anxiety

A person suffering from an anxiety disorder experiences neurology-based changes in mood and bodily functions that are discussed in more detail in this article. As with anxiety, various personality traits and emotional responses are by-products…

Assessment and Treatment of Depression

Mark Zimmerman, MD, professor of psychiatry at Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island, presented a review on controversies related to both categorizing disease severity and treatment of depression at the US Psych Congress 2018,…

5 Causes of Low Self-Confidence

The most important thing to know about low self-confidence is that it is not your fault. The factors that contribute to low self-confidence combine and interact differently for each person. Your genes, cultural background, childhood…