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Protecting Home Turf in the Fight Against Processed Food
An Interview with Dr. Alexander Bacher, Primary Therapist
Examining Mad Men's Don Draper: TV's Most Successful Sex Addict
Sex + Technology = Sexnology
Getting Better While Having Fun
All In the Family: Parents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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Elements' David Sack, MD in The Huffington Post
No one likes being manipulated into making choices that are bad for them, but it's happening - and if you're like most busy Americans, chances are you haven't given it much thought. We've long suspected that our nutrient-poor Western diet is contributing to a raging obesity epidemic, but a recent exposé on the processed food industry shows just how calculated (and preventable) this epidemic could be.
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Promises | March 11, 2013
If you had to choose one of the following: becoming a therapist, working as an investment banker on Wall Street or joining the CIA, which would you choose? At one time, Dr. Alexander Bacher had all three of these options before him and decided to enter the field of addiction and mental health treatment.
His interest in psychology reaches back to his college days at Georgetown University, but when it came time to choose a career, Dr. Bacher pursued a path that promised financial stability and challenge: a Wall Street investment banker. Like so many others, Dr. Bacher was lured into the "work hard, play hard" lifestyle. But he quickly noticed a difference that intrigued him.
Elements | March 7, 2013
Matthew Weiner, creator of the AMC television series Mad Men, has a lot to boast about. His enormously successful show Mad Men is preparing for its 6th season, and the series is top-rated not only for its dramatic storyline, but for its writing, casting, and costuming. It centers on the talents of mid-century Manhattan advertising executives and their secretaries, wives, and lovers. (It is the early 1960s, after all, and the Civil Rights era is only just beginning.) The show's star, Don Draper, is wonderfully portrayed by actor Jon Hamm, and it's the writing behind his character that is so interesting - not just from an entertainment point of view, but from a psychological perspective.
Sex Addiction Expert, Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S in The Huffington Post
Today's wedding announcement: sex and technology have merged. And folks, I'm not seeing a divorce on the horizon. The simple fact is that ever since the Internet arrived, our sexual and romantic lives have become more and more digitized, with "sexnology" offering opportunities for connection, dissociation, and everything in between. And the sexnological universe, much like the "real world" universe, is constantly expanding.
Read more in HuffPost Tech...
Spirit Lodge | January 28, 2013
Whether it goes by the term "recreation therapy" or "therapeutic recreation," the practice of teaming mind - and body - enhancing activities with conventional drug and alcohol addiction treatment has proven very effective in helping people conquer substance abuse.
The Ranch | March 15, 2013
Growing up is tough these days. But navigating the winding pathways through childhood and adolescence with a parent who suffers from a mental disorder can be devastating psychologically. At the same time, children often report developing strengths and "spiritual reserves" to help them cope. The experience of children being parented by an adult with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is not unlike that of a child being raised by an alcoholic or drug addict, or of a child who has lost a parent.