The Power of touch

Touch is the first sense we acquire and the secret weapon in many a successful relationship. here is how to regain fluency in your first language. You are in a crowded subway car on a Tuesday morning, or perhaps on a city bus. Still-sleepy commuters, lulled by vibrations, remain hushed,…

Why Mariah Carey’s 177 years of silence break my heart

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/16/opinions/mariah-carey-bipolar-stigma-breaks-my-heart-lazzara-opinion/index.html I am a huge Mariah Carey's fan. I can't wait to see her in Vegas in September.. She inspired me so much when I was a teenager and was feeling isolated for not quite fitting into a very homogeneous society that I had grew up in. Mariah is biracial,…

Why DID or MPD is a Bogus Diagnosis

DID: Dissociative Identity Disorder or Dangerously Inaccurate Diagnosis? By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. Think Well Perhaps one of the most controversial and potentially dangerous psychological diagnosis is the so-called "Multiple-personality disorder', which was reclassified as "Dissociative Identity Disorder" in previous version of the DSM. Briefly, MPD or DID involves several features,…

Post break up stage

The post break up stage is probably the most emotional roller coaster ever. It is more of a bumpy ride than actually being in the relationship was. First, you are sad, then you want to revenge, then you want to catch feelings with a rebound; then you are sad again-not…

Betrayal Under the Guise of Help

This is so messed up. The former UCLA psychiatrist/professor who touched me inappropriately also told me that it was part of the "therapy" and tried to blame me and I can see him saying that he was just trying to help these women and that he did nothing wrong. In…

Healing from Complex PTSD/CPTSD

I found this very informative site and wanted to share this with you, especially with those who suffer from complex PTSD. https://www.healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.com/ Many traumatologists see attachment disorder as one of the key symptoms of complex PTSD. In the psychoeducational phases of working with traumatized clients, I typically describe attachment disorder…