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Morbidity, Mortality & Magnanimity

I first met Kate Tierney six years ago. Within minutes I realized I was in the presence of an extraordinary human being. At age 6 Kate began experiencing symptoms of an extremely rare disease that would not be accurately diagnosed for anther ten years. Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis [EPGA] is an autoimmune disorder characterized by

God, Art & CBT

If one golden thread runs through spirituality, art and CBT, it might be that one we call “soul.” Each of these disciplines seeks access to the core of our existence, a direct experience of whom we really are. Each informs the others, shedding light on those places that lie in shadow in the other disciplines.

¡CBT To The People!

Low-intensity CBT – abbreviated LICBT – is a global movement designed to increase access to mental health care by means of training laypeople to deliver quality care for pennies on the dollar that such care normally costs. The movement began in Britain twenty years ago and has since spread to countries around the world. Studies

Examine The Evidence! Finding reliable medical information on the internet

In our digital age, many of us “Google” health topics to find what the internet has to say. But as many of my patients have learned to their chagrin, scouring chat rooms or sites put up by special interest groups might only further muddy the medical waters. Mental health patients and providers have a better

Thanks Giving: The Science Of Gratitude

Clinical trials have found that feeling grateful lowers blood pressure and heart rate, improves immune function and decreases lifetime risk for depression, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders. In this post I share a simple practice we can use daily to increase this emotion – which might be one of the best gifts we can give