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The following blog post is by Dora Calott Wang, M.D., an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. A graduate of the Yale School of Medicine and the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, she received her […]

Aside from my own psychiatrist, Dr. Smith, there are few doctors that can explain a confusing and complex condition like Bipolar Disorder with such clarity as the medical director of NAMI, Dr. Ken Duckworth. Three years ago, I had the […]

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing one of my first Internet buddies, James Bishop, who runs the site FindingOptimism.com and writes the Finding Optimism blog which has been voted as one of the top depression blogs by Psych Central. […]

Today’s guest post is by Dr. Olajide Williams, a general neurologist with special interest in stroke. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University. The following story is an excerpt from his book, “Stroke Diaries,” which is a […]

I’ve posted this prayer by Thomas Merton on Beyond Blue before, but it has brought me such comfort in the last few weeks that I wanted to share it all with you again. My Lord God, I have no idea […]

Here are my six favorite prayers … what are yours? The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the […]

I loved these bits of advice from Beliefnet’s Renita Williams. Click here to see the original gallery. We all have experienced hurt and pain in our lives. Sometimes we are exposed to experiences so painful that they leave marks that […]

The late thirties and early forties can be the most stressful time of a person’s life if they are caring for their parents while raising children of their own. A few of my friends have become the primary or second […]

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I’m the skeptical, jaded type who believes the passionate kiss former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper exchanged in front of the Democratic National Convention in July of 2004 was most likely staged. But I am truly puzzled, […]