Am I Depressed?

During the last several years, it’s become more and more difficult to read the daily news without running across a front page article with some alarming story about depression. Here are just a few of these headlines I’ve found: “Too Much TV Leads to Depression” “The Link Between Diet & Depression” “Can Allergies Lead To […]

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 Chronic Clutter Syndrome

There may be a new “disorder” on the horizon.  Now just a silent accomplice to other disorders like depression, anxiety, and sleep deprivation, this growing problem may soon warrant its own title and code number in the diagnostic dictionary.  Perhaps it will be called something like “Clinical Clutter Disorder” or “Chronic Disorganization Syndrome”.  Although these […]

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 Psychology of Clutter

My last column on the psychology of clutter resulted in more reader response then any column topic I’ve covered in the past.  Readers have called my office, sent me e-mail, and even stopped me in the grocery store to say how much they agreed with my commentary on how clutter has begun to burden our […]

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 Coping With Burnout

Richard dreaded waking up every morning.  The first thought to pop into his head each morning was that of facing work and of all the other responsibilities he had.  He felt drained, depleted, empty and trapped…and the day hadn’t even begun.  The temptation to stay in bed, to call in sick, was getting greater every […]

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What Happy People Know

You don’t need a degree in psychology to know when you’re off-track, but sometimes it creeps up on you. It can seem like you wake up one day and realize that things are not right. These are a few of the signs: You don’t want to get out of bed. You have a hard time […]

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