Tag Archives: psychotherapy

Can a Software Model Really Predict Risk of Depression Relapse?

Jennifer’s Take: The following article describes an computer model that attempts to predict which individuals are likely to have recurrent depression over their lifetime as opposed to those that that are likely to go through a Depression only once.  These … Continue reading

Imaging Shows Bipolar Link to Risk-taking

Jennifer’s Take: Although I find this research fascinating and invaluable in understanding the brain of  individuals suffering from Bipolar Disorder on a neurological level, the ultimate findings of this research replicates what psychotherapists and other mental health clinicians have always … Continue reading

What is Complicated Grief?

Grief is an unavoidable part of the human experience. It is a normal, healthy reaction to the loss of a loved one, and it is also excruciatingly painful. In fact, the loss of a loved one is one of the … Continue reading

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Intellectualization

Intellectualization occurs when reasoning and logic are used unconsciously to control internal conflict and emotional anxiety. People who intellectualize talk about feelings in a way that strikes the listener as emotionless. For example, if a man talks about “feeling rage” … Continue reading

What is Ego Psychology?

Newport Beach, Orange County- With the publication of The Ego and The Id (1932), Freud introduced his structural model of the mind consisting of three parts- the Ego, the Superego, and the Id.  Years later, theorists began examining the processes … Continue reading