Category Archives: Mental Health Topics

Sexual Abuse; The Hidden Pain and Suffering

As  a neophyte therapist, I was really surprised to find that well more than half of my patients, majority female, had suffered from some sort of sexual abuse. Sexual assault is the unwanted and unconsented sexual acts of penetration, fondling, touching and sexual exhibition. If you add workplace sexual exploitation/harassment to the picture, it certainly… Read More »

Taking Yours Fears, Anxiety, Depression And Grief Along With You

Your fears, anxiety, depression and grief are not going away magically even if you are in treatment! Waiting for them to disappear before you start “living” again is like waiting for pigs to break into a chorus of songs! There is no magic bullet in psychiatric treatment, the treacherous road to recovery has many pot… Read More »

Ignorance, Lack Of Empathy And Prejudice Leads To Terrorism

Terrorism never starts suddenly in a vacuum or out of the blue.  No, it starts by ignorance, lack of empathy, and prejudice that grows into intolerance for those different from you. They could have a different color of skin, a different nationality,  a different religion, different sexual orientation or a different ethnicity. Prejudice mixed with scapegoating… Read More »

Personality Disorders and Pathological Traits

People often ask me about  personality disorders and  the pathological  traits  seen in them. I am going to describe  pathological traits that we see in Narcissistic,  Borderline  and Antisocial or Sociopathic personality disorders. The DSM V has put them in a specific cluster of personality disorders because they often share pathological traits with each other.… Read More »

With Grief, Depression And Losses, Setbacks Are Inevitable

This is for those of us who are dealing with grief, losses of any kind, depression, physical or mental illness or any difficult life situation.   Climbing out of a deep valley of despair is treacherous at best and setbacks are to be expected. The slippery slope of recovery is difficult to tackle, even to those… Read More »