Codependency 101: What Does Being Codependent Mean?
Are you codependent? If so, there are probably some things you have a tough time accepting about human nature and relationships. On the other hand, perhaps you’re not sure what codependent means, in which case, let’s begin with some basics Codependents need to be needed. They believe making oneself invaluable to another is the pathway to love. It isn’t. It’s the pathway to becoming a doormat, to being taken advantage of and to becoming a target of abuse. When someone loves you and you love them, you want to be with each other (interdependence). You don’t need to be with each other (dependence). The former is a mutual coming together. The latter is tinged with urgency and desperation. Codependents may have difficulty being alone, feel unworthy of being loved and a fear of…
7 Tips to Manage Your Weight When Taking Psychiatric Medication
Weight gain is one of the main reasons that people diagnosed with depression and other mood disorders stop taking their medication. Some people gain as much as seven percent of their body weight -- or more -- from psychiatric meds. In a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health that was published in July 2006 in the Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers reported that nearly one in four cases of obesity is associated with a mood or anxiety disorder. But following a strict treatment plan that involves meds doesn’t have to mean shopping for a larger pants size. There are effective ways to manage your weight on psychiatric meds. Here are some strategies that you might find helpful: 1. Control Food Portions Skip the diet. Just limit your portions. Restaurants today…
5 Tips for Preventing Marriage Burnout
Unrealistic ideas of "happily ever after" can ruin a good relationship.
How Many Different Human Emotions Are There?
A new study identifies 27 categories of emotion and shows how they blend together in our everyday experience.
News from United Counseling Service
The Psychiatric Medical Team (PMT) is the source for some of the essential services UCS provides to the community of Bennington County as well as the community of clients who come to UCS. They are a small team that help to support all the Divisions of UCS by providing medical treatments for psychiatric conditions and assure clinical standards of services are being maintained Who Is PMT? PMT is made up of nurses (LNAs, LPNs, RNs) and prescribers (APRNs and MDs). They work out of Battelle House, Atwood, Ledge Hill, CRT, and the Northshire office. The head of our team is the Medical Director, Alya Reeve. She reports to the CEO, Lorna Mattern, and the Board. So just what do they do? The nurses provide education to patients and staff about medications, healthy habits,…
5 Tips for Dealing with Grief
Whether you lost a loved one to sickness, tragedy , divorce or even a significant break-up, loss is a trauma. Losses can create identity challenges, lifestyle changes, financial problems and even have social implications. // After 20 years of counseling...
Why rejection hurts so much — and what you can do to ease the pain
We deal with rejection on a day-to-day basis, but sometimes it can be particularly devastating. Psychologist Guy Winch shares how you can make it easier.
Sacramento Residential Treatment Center on Watching What You Say
Someone with an addiction could use a little more sensitivity than most. Our Sacramento residential treatment center talks about what you shouldn't say.
What to ask before you buy hearing aids
Before you make the purchase, ask these questions to make sure you’re buying the right type of hearing devices for your budget, lifestyle and degree of hearing loss.
What Makes Romantic Partners Compatible?
By Helen Fisher - Psychologists have determined that men and women tend to fall in love with individuals from the same ethnic and socioeconomic background; with those of a similar level of intelligence, education and physical attractiveness. But how two individual personalities match up remains unknown. My work investigates the biology of personality, and how it determines compatibility.