Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: What is EMDR?

If you’ve ever seen a demonstration or heard somebody describe the desensitization phase of a specific psychotherapy, you may have found it more than curious.

“A therapist asking you to follow a stimulus back and forth in front of a patient’s face? And that is supposed to help them get over traumatic events? – What kind of hocus-pocus is that?” you may ask.

It is called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and it has a proven scientific basis.

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5 Myths and the Truth About Schizophrenia

5 Myths and the Truth About Schizophrenia

The truth about schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is an indiscriminate illness that can affect anyone, no matter what race, gender, culture, ethnicity, or economic status.


About one percent of Americans suffer from it.


Some fifty percent of them also have trouble with substance abuse and chemical dependency.


As recognizable as the word “schizophrenia” is, most people don’t even know those three facts. But you can count on the fact that they’ve been exposed to a lot of misconceptions and myths about this disease. Often it’s because of how movies and TV shows portray people with schizophrenia.


Maybe you’ve fallen victim to some incorrect information that way as well. For clarification, why not take in some truth about schizophrenia myths?

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What is Schizoaffective Disorder? How is It Different from Schizophrenia?

What is Schizoaffective Disorder? How is It Different from Schizophrenia?

Have you ever wondered: “What is schizoaffective disorder?”


Many people know the word “schizophrenia,” though they may have mistaken views about what it is. Yet, only some people have ever heard of schizoaffective disorder, and even fewer know what it is and how it is different from schizophrenia.

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10 Simple Things You Can Do to Relieve Anxiety

10 Simple Things You Can Do to Relieve Anxiety

Anxiety affects more people than you may imagine. Some seventy percent of adults in the United States alone report feeling stress or anxiety on a daily basis. Most, though, don’t realize how damaging chronic stress can actually be. And many are unsure of what they can do to relieve their anxiety.

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We're All Bozos on this Bus

We're All Bozos on this Bus

The truth is, we all have something.  At least that’s what I tell my patients. Not just because I want to normalize this for them, but because it’s true. Each of us falls somewhere on the spectrum of mental illness. It’s just the degree of dysfunction and impairment that our ‘something” occupies in our lives.

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