Prevalence of Psychiatric Medication Use

A recent research letter, published by JAMA, reported that one out of six American adults take at least one psychiatric medication.  As a clinical psychologist I understand the benefits of non-medical treatments for psychiatric illness, but that doesn’t mean I...

Exercise to Argue Better

Let’s face it, all couples argue (well, some don’t but they probably don’t communicate much).  Typically when we argue we we try to convince the other person that we are right and they are wrong.  In doing so we tend not to listen much; instead while...

No time to exercise?

A really interesting study just came out on PLOS One that should be of particular interest to those of us who say they just don’t have enough time to exercise.  The study took a bunch of sedentary guys and divided them into three groups: regular exercise,...

How to Fall Asleep

There are several topics that seem to come up with patient after patient and I find myself making the same suggestions over and over again. One of these topics is sleep hygiene. Simply stated, sleep hygiene is a way to describe your behaviors and habits related to...