Forms of Subtle Invalidation

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forms of subtle invalidation

As is true of most things we experience in life, good and bad, emotional invalidation may be overt, but there forms of subtle invalidation.  It is hard for me, personally, to call subtle invalidation worse or better than obvious invalidation. The tricky thing about subtle invalidation, is that the person(s) who use it lie at two extreme ends of the … Read More

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Serious Long Term Effects Of Insomnia You Can’t Ignore (Brennen Kliffmueller)

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Perhaps one of the more underrated biological needs in the modern world, sleep is in fact as important to the human body as drinking water and eating. While some attempt to tough it out with caffeine, the reality is insomnia can have insidious effects on one’s long term health and ability to function in modern society. The following are some … Read More

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Saving Money on Your Gym Membership

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Well, the New Year has begun, and many people are looking for (or at least thinking about) ways to keep those resolutions they made as they toasted the occasion. As we all know, however, many if not most of those resolutions somehow fall by the wayside before the month of January is gone. And if you’re like a lot of … Read More

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Tai Chi & Seniors – A Perfect Match [Guest Post]

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Tai Chi is a century’s old, Chinese martial art practice that uses seemingly effortless movements and flowing postures to exercise both the body and mind. The fact that it is so slow and gentle means that this great form of exercise can be practiced by almost anyone, seniors included. Regular practice can bring various health benefits and an added bonus … Read More

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Tips to Help You Become More Outgoing (Laura Gubler)

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Being an introvert in today’s fast-paced and social media driven world can definitely be a challenge. Thankfully, though, there are things that you can do to make yourself more outgoing and more comfortable in a crowd or even in a small group environment and these new skills will dramatically help you in succeeding in school and in the workplace. Just … Read More

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DSM5 Free

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You still haven’t gotten your DSM5 Free Download?  Well, click here, silly!  Practice of Madness Magazine is committed to providing you with the latest edition, as well as back editions, of the DSM5 free of charge.  Simply click on the link below to access the download page, via which you will be able to access the full text document directly … Read More

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What Is A Dream Journal And How Do You Start One [Guest Post]

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Keeping a dream journal is something a lot of people intend on doing – especially those interested in their dreams for psychology or lucid dreaming reasons among others. So, what’s the best way to begin a dream diary and how do you write them down? We’re going to show you how to begin a dream diary. Journal and Pen The … Read More

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Why Having A Lawyer Helps [Guest Post]

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Lawyers do not always have the best reputation. Many people look at these highly trained individuals and assume that they can do the job just as well – and without paying a fee. If you are involved in a disability case, though, you really do need an attorney. Not only are these individuals trained in the law, but they are … Read More

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Free Online Mood Journals

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You know I was and still am a little skeptical of these.  Mood journals, in general, not just free online mood journals.   However, I can see their purpose over the period of one or two years.  It would be very interesting to observe, visually, mood changes over seasons. The problem?  How does one quantify the unquantifiable??  A mood is … Read More

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Emotionally Invalidating Environments

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We live in a society that is typified by emotionally invalidating environments. At times it seems that it is actually just one big emotionally invalidating environment, made up of smaller institutions that exercise their own particular  brand of emotional invalidation, varying from schools, stores, sidewalks, and – perhaps worst of all – homes. What is emotional invalidation? < e·mo·tion·al in·val·i·date·tionˈ(mōSHənəl/ inˈvaliˌdāt/shun> Emotional … Read More

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DSM 5 Mania


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Really?  I thought that this edition of the DSM was finally so outrageous that most respectable psychiatrists, or at least serious ones (most of whom are at least somewhat respectable, no?), are not taking it seriously.  The only DSM 5 Mania I know of is excitement over throwing it in the trash.  Who will do it first? Here, you don’t … Read More

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Would you Rather be in Physical or Mental Pain?

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It’s a tough question. Finding myself plagued by back pain that is severely limiting my productivity – and making me depressed in the process – I dug this one up from the vaults.  Published in 01/2010… I will be writing about my recent struggles soon.  For now, please enjoy, or at least answer the poll question 😉 …I am fascinated … Read More

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