Interesting Abstract About Online Counseling

Medscape Medical News from the • American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2015 Annual Meeting This coverage is not sanctioned by, nor a part of, the American Psychiatric Association. Medscape Psychiatry An Internet Depression Therapy as Effective as Drugs? Bret S. Stetka, MD; Jan Philipp Klein, MD Editor's Note: While browsing a poster session at the American Psychiatric Association's 168th Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Medscape spoke with Dr Jan Philipp Klein of the Lübeck University (Lübeck, Germany) Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy about the efficacy of a new Internet-based depression therapy. Medscape: What was the objective of your study[1]? Dr Klein: We were interested in studying Internet-based psychological interventions for depression, in part due to the large treatment gap associated...

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WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY? WHAT MAKES YOUR PARTNER HAPPY?

If you’re not mean to your partner it’s up to her to make herself happy. You can’t make another person happy. It’s not the same as giving a gift or a surprise birthday party, which do make people happy in the moment. I’m talking about another adult who is  chronically unhappy. You say, “Nice day”. They say, “What did you mean by that?” Go on about your day. Happiness with life in general is up to each of us to give ourselves. How do I give myself happiness? You’re thinking. We’ve all heard from all kinds of sources that we should live in the moment, practice mindfulness, forgive others, meditate, live in the present not the past or the future....

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HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ALCOHOLIC AND A SOCIAL DRINKER

This might seem like a no brainer but it really isn't. There are plenty of functional alcoholics walking around looking like they're social drinkers. Why should you care you ask? You should care because you don't want him to be your baby's father or mother, don't want him to be the man/woman you fall in love with, don't want to waste days, months, years to discover you've invested in a relationship where the next drink is more important than you are, don't want to get used or abused, don't want to go broke trying to fix someone. Enough? O.K. Here's how you can tell the difference between an alcoholic and a social drinker: As opposed to a social drinker an...

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