When a College Student Has a Troubled Roommate

How much do the roommate’s troubles bother your son or daughter? If safety is not an immediate concern, you’ll want to find out what the roommate’s difficulties mean to your college student. For example, your son might say that his roommate drinks too much and often misses class, but that the roommate isn’t disruptive because … Read more

Interventions to Prevent Psychosis

But the PIER program, which is multidisciplinary and relies heavily on multifamily group sessions, is likely to be the most comprehensive and perhaps most successful. Each group has two professional leaders, some combination of the following: a nurse, a social worker, an occupational therapist, a psychologist and sometimes a young person who has been through … Read more

Interventions to Prevent Psychosis

But the PIER program, which is multidisciplinary and relies heavily on multifamily group sessions, is likely to be the most comprehensive and perhaps most successful. Each group has two professional leaders, some combination of the following: a nurse, a social worker, an occupational therapist, a psychologist and sometimes a young person who has been through … Read more

How to Give Your Therapist Feedback

Collaborate Toward a Solution Once grievances are aired, the stage is set to work toward a possible solution, which may be informed by the type of treatment. Therapists viewing the therapeutic relationship as a focal point of treatment, known as client-centered, psychodynamic or attachment-oriented therapy, see feedback as an opportunity to strengthen the patient-therapist alliance. … Read more

What Are the Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?

Q. What are the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency if left untreated? A. A deficiency of vitamin B12 can cause neurological and psychiatric problems that “can progress if left untreated, and can lead to irreversible damage,” said Dr. Donald Hensrud, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Living Program. Fortunately, it can be reversed fairly easily … Read more

How Childhood Trauma Can Affect Your Long-Term Health

Q. You’ve said that your work on ACEs led you to your husband. What do you mean by that? A. I won’t comment on any of my ex-boyfriends, but I was like — whoa — the type of relationship that I have has a profound impact on my life span and my health. Not just … Read more