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Articles from Vol. 29, No. 5, September/October

10 Best-Ever Anxiety- Management Techniques: There Are Effective Alternatives to Medication
10 Best-Ever Anxiety- Management TechniquesThere are effective alternatives to medication By Margaret Wehrenberg"I don't think I want to live if I have to go on feeling like this." I hear this remark all too often from anxiety sufferers. They say it...
Alice in Neuroland: Can Machines Teach Us to Be More Human?
Alice in Neurolandby Katy ButlerCan machines teach us to be more human? It is a rainy morning in early March. I am in a hotel conference room near MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, running a dressmaker's tape measure through the reddish blonde locks...
Bookmarks: Heroic Melancholy? Exposing Our Culture's Infatuation with Depression
BOOKMARKS By Richard Handler Heroic Melancholy? Exposing our culture's infatuation with depression Against Depression By Peter KramerViking Press. 353pp. ISBN: 0-670-03405-3 Peter Kramer is a rarity--a psychiatrist who writes with literary polish. He's...
Case Studies: The New Mixed Marriage
CASE STUDIES BY Joe KortThe New "Mixed" Marriage Working with a couple when one partner is gay When we think of a "mixed marriage," we typically imagine two individuals of different races or religions. But the mixed-orientation marriage--with one straight...
Clinician's Digest: Clinician's Digest
Clinician's digest By Garry Cooper The Ethics of Torture For months, rumors have circulated that psychiatrists and psychologists are assisting in the interrogations and torture of detainees at Guantanamo. In the July 8 issue of the New Yorker , journalist...
Contents: Clinician's Digest
Changing Your Mind The new brain technologies and the future of psychotherapy September/October 2005Vol. 29--No. 5 The New Brain Technologies SPECIAL FEATURE Alice in Neuroland By Katy Butler Brain technologies like neurofeedback are offering the prospect...
FAMILY MATTERS: Songs from the Black Chair-When Shared Mental Anguish Yields Connection
FAMILY MATTERS BY Charles BarberSongs from the Black Chair When shared mental anguish yields connection I'm not where I'm supposed to be. That much is clear.I work in a dark, unadorned, cement-block room, under fluorescent lights that flicker and buzz....
FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE: Mindfulness Goes Mainstream
FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE BY JAY LEBOWMindfulness Goes Mainstream Research is proving the value of awareness practices It's hard to believe that just 20 years ago meditation was still widely considered something practiced only by Zen students, Yoga adepts,...
From the Editor: Clinician's Digest
From The EditorSeptember/October 2005After the Networker switched to computer technology, it still took me years to get the hang of using a computer myself, even after spending much time sitting dumbly before a keyboard, being coached and coaxed along...
I Gave at the Office: Too Often, Therapists Leave Their Listening Skills at Work
I Gave at the OfficeToo often, therapists leave their listening skills at work by Leonard FelderDuring the first week after I was introduced to Linda, in February 1980, we had marathon phone conversations for six nights in a row. She didn't care that...
IN CONSULTATION: Running on Empty-Techniques for Helping Clients Replenish Their Resources
IN CONSULTATION BY Danie BeaulieuRunning on Empty Techniques for helping clients replenish their resources Q: "Positive psychology" and "competency-based" approaches are in these days, but many of my clients are so mired in negativity that they can't...
Networker News: The Battle over Mental Health Screening
Networker News BY ROB WATERSThe Battle over Mental Health Screening Does increased treatment simply mean increased medication for our children? At first glance, the idea of screening children to assess their risk for mental health problems seems like...
SCREENING ROOM: Once upon a Time in the Summer
SCREENING ROOM BY FRANK PITTMANOnce upon a Time in the Summer At last, some fairy tales for adults Thirty years ago, with Jaws, Steven Spielberg showed Hollywood how to attract teenage boys to the multiplex when their brains are on vacation. He introduced...
Visionary or Voodoo: Daniel Amen's Crusade Has Some Neuroscientists Up in Arms
Visionary or Voodoo ?by Mary Sykes WylieDaniel Amen's crusade has some neuroscientists up in arms Psychiatrist Daniel Amen is a trim, elfin figure with a puckish smile and the staccato delivery of a stand-up comic. The winner of a Distinguished Fellow...
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