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7 Tips to Control Anger

Anger can range from mild irritation to out-of-control rage.

When anger is managed well, it can provide a healthy release, a motivator for change, or a self-empowering strategy.  Anger also is a protectant from underlying feelings of pain, fear, guilt, or shame.  It is a normal human response, an indicator of hurt, and promoter of transformation.

When anger reaches an elevated state, the pre-frontal cortex, the thinking part of the brain is...
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Bipolar Laid Bare

Social Support May Lead to Better Medication Adherence

Medication is the first-line treatment for bipolar disorder. While there are some people who do not respond well or at all to medication, it is still the treatment that can best prevent relapse. Despite this, there are many people who refuse to take medication they are prescribed or do not take it as prescribed. There are several factors that influence this behavior. Recent research has found three...
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Love & Affection

Leaving Home Sooner or Later: What Does It Mean for Your Relationship with Your Parents Down the Road?

The sooner you leave the parental nest, the farther you fly. Those are the results I told you about last time. A wide-ranging study of nearly 15,000 parents and their grown children, from 15 countries, was just published. The implications of leaving home early or late for geographical closeness are quite clear. But what about other kinds of closeness?

If you think the answer to that question is obvious,...
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