In which exorcisms are contrasted with a scientifically-informed view of human behavior, emphasizing the need for therapy over superstition.
Tag mental disorders
In which we take a look at what treatments, including CBITS and medication, have been used to effectively help those with uncontrollable motor and vocal tics.
In which we expose some misinformation bout people who hoard and help shine the light of accuracy on YouTube and cable television.
In which the change from the DSM-IV’s “mental retardation” to the DSM-V’s “intellectual disability” is discussed.
In which I outline some course assignments that will ensure lots of excellent reading over the next few months here on GPS.
In which the Secular Therapy Project reaches 2000 clients in the first year of operation!
Earlier today, Moore and south Oklahoma City were hit with an absolutely devastating tornado that appears as if it will eclipse the infamous May 3rd, 1999 storms as the worst to ever hit Oklahoma. While tornadoes are not exactly rare in Oklahoma (we have more per square mile than anywhere else on earth), this particular one destroyed multiple schools and carved it’s way right through a major city.
In exciting news, I just published two short texts on psychopathology. One is on anxiety disorders, while the other focuses on mood disorders. Both are now available for the Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and in paperback (links below).
It should come as no surprise to my regular readers that I a) am a clinical psychologist and b) despise pseudoscientific nonsense. As such, when I come across woo in my field, I feel a special fire begin to burn deep inside me and it’s not because I missed taking my Pepcid. No, it’s from having the field I have devoted the past 16 years of my life to dragged through the mud and made to look silly by those who are not actually practicing evidence-based psychology.
As the tragedies over the past year (mass shootings, natural disasters, man-made disasters, and accidents) remind us,the majority of people…