We live today with the two obsessions of a wealthy west: insomnia and obesity. If you’re following my blog (a third obsession–blogging), you’ve seen posts on both. Here are some additional thoughts on the psychology of insomnia. Addenda on obesity will follow. Because fear of insomnia actually decreases quantity of sleep, controlling your thoughts about sleeplessness is […]
Author Archive | Dr. Candida Abrahamson, Ph.D.
Forty-three percent of 1000 marriage partners surveyed this month by Fidelity Investments did not know how much their partner earns. 10% were off by $25,000 or more. Ignorance is getting worse; the 2015 survey found that a mere 27% couldn’t answer that question correctly. 73% of those couples reported that they communicate very well or exceptionally […]
More money is wagered on March Madness than on the Superbowl–an expected $9 billion this year. Perhaps that’s why March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Betting on March Madness, or other office pools throughout the year, is socially acceptable. More than that; it’s cool, trendy, and sociable. And that’s true even though the “professional gamblers” […]
Eating disorders come in a bunch of new flavors these days. The DSM V (the newest version of the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders) offers an expanded menu, compared to our earlier choices of anorexia, bulemia, binge eating disorder, or the old DSM IV option, NOS (Not Otherwise Specified). The following diagnoses will surprised […]