Archives for June, 2014

Addiction

Drinking Alcohol Can Make Your Medication Ineffective

She's a twenty year old college student majoring in social work. She works part time at a bakery to supplement her income and lives at home with mom. Her father has been out of the picture since she was eleven. She's been taking a highly-prescribed antidpressant (a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) which has been hailed as one of the most effective medications for depression, for the past year. Before that, she was on another medication,...
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anxiety

How To Survive A BBQ, Party, Or Other Work Event

Some people love office parties. They can't get enough of socializing with the people they work with all day, even that picky person in accounting.

Others genuinely care about the people we work with, but when we come home at the end of the day, we want to spend time with family and friends. We want to do something that has nothing to do with work whatsoever.

Going to an office party is something we "have" to do,...
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General

10 Incredible Quotations About The Power Of Your Thoughts

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

— Marcus Aurelius

Man's mind is his very essence. Wherever your thoughts are, that is where you are - all of you.

— Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

— Plutarch

Guard your thoughts very carefully, because thought can literally create a living thing.

— Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

— Norman Vincent Peale

Once you replace...
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anxiety

A Collaborative Approach To Pediatric Depression, Anxiety

We're following up with pediatric occupational therapist Miriam Manela, who specializes in behavioral issues, whom we interviewed earlier in the week.

Tell us more about how you collaborate with mental health professionals.

Sure, I’ll give you an example. Recently I worked with a social worker in private practice. We worked together with a client I’ll call Jake. Jake is sixteen and in a special ed school. He’s challenged by learning disabilities and social delays.

He was very...
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anxiety

Helping Children’s Emotions & Behavior With OT Miriam Manela

Photo by Andre Reichmann

Pediatric occupational therapist Miriam Manela specializes in helping children and their families with behavioral issues. Occupational therapy may be utilized as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment plan or on its own to help with a broad spectrum of behavioral, emotional, and mental health-related issues.

Welcome, Miriam.

You work with many children with emotional and behavioral issues. The issue we’d like to start with, one that seems to be on the rise in children, is anxiety....
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