Highlights of 3 new studies show how to choose the best therapy for depression as well as the negative influences of polypharmacy and social media: reward positivity measured by electroencephalography (EEG) can determine if a depressed patient will respond to either antidepressants or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); more than one-third of US adults may use medications that lead to depression; and social media experiences affect depressive symptoms
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Grabbing Rain Drops
Parental alienation is the most emotional and wretched act that anyone can ever inflict upon someone who they once promised to love. Further, it is our children who suffer the greatest of all because, they are stripped of their ability to love both parents. It is they, who cannot walk away because, they are trapped in the insidious of web of deception, lies and betrayal by the alienating parent.
Perhaps, some people who have never experienced what we have, may feel we exaggerate our experiences. This is because, they have normal lives and turn a blind eye to what we suffer. Then again, maybe they are not as empathetic as, what we targeted parents are.
All I really know is, if children were not involved, we could walk away from the battle and live a peaceful existence. However, this is not possible when we choose to be the good parent who wants to protect our children from the harmful and hate filled effects of what an alienator does to them. We cannot walk away nor, run and hide. It is our duty to defend their rights to love both parents. This is what we do.
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According to Merriam-Webster, fair means “marked by impartiality and honesty: free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism.” If one recognizes the reality that in many cases of high conflict custody battles the two parents are not equally culpable, then it would be actually unfair to conclude that they were. This is why it is so important to train legal and mental health professionals that—although it might feel right and pleasing to think of every dispute as resulting from two badly behaving parents, this is not always the case. It is actually fairer to start with no assumption one way or the other. A fair conclusion in one that holds each parent accountable for his or her behavior A fair conclusion is one that identifies parental alienation for what it is, an insidious form of psychological maltreatment. A fair solution is one that allows a child to love and be loved by both parents.
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