I come from a tiny family. It was small to begin with, and deaths of young members shrunk it even more. I’m not used to the boisterous hugging, fighting, yelling, acting out at large family gatherings. My friend, Howard, however, is an expert on intense marathon family “vacations.” When his 2 parents, 6 siblings, 3 […]
Author Archive | Dr. Candida Abrahamson, Ph.D.
After over a decade of – granted, very rocky – general stability, I suffered a mental health episode in my late 30s that both came as quite a shock to me and pretty much knocked me out of the playing field for quite some time. I had to cause recently to list a number of […]
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 […]