More and more, I have clients coming into see me who are taking over-the-counter “natural” or “alternative” products. Sometimes these are recommended by a specialist, sometimes by a friend. I was curious about these alternative products and did a little research about what they are—and whether there’s any evidence of their effectiveness. I came across … Read more Should I Be Taking “Alternative” Supplements for Anxiety?
Here at Portland Psychotherapy, we spend a lot of time researching the most effective treatments for problems in living. Too often, though, there’s a disconnect between what the research says works and what is often used in practice. Not only is it difficult to educate the public but even mental health professionals can have difficulty … Read more What do people think is the best treatment for anxiety?
Have you ever had the experience of learning the ending of a book, movie, or TV show that you had really wanted to read/watch and saying to yourself, “AARGH—it’s ruined for me!”? In college, I tried to be very careful about reading the introductions to classic literature. I found out the hard way that the … Read more Spoiler Alert: Spoilers Don’t Spoil