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The Need for Sleep

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury How important is it to maintain regular sleep times? In answering your question, it’s important to define what constitutes a good night’s sleep. A good night’s sleep will vary depending on […]

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How to be Single and Happy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have always wanted to marry, but it just has not worked out. I find myself spending a lot of time being depressed, or angry, or something, because I have […]

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Marrying Young

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I am a Christian mother with teenage girls. We talk a lot about abstaining from sex and waiting to get married until they finish college and find just the right […]

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The Source of Personality

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are people born with personality, or is it something learned? Answer: You bring up the age-old question of nature v. nurture. It’s probably a combination of both. Any parent who […]

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Animal Psychologists

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Is there such a thing as an animal psychologist, and if there is, what does an animal psychologist do? What kind of a degree would you have to have to […]

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Mental Illness and Marriage

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Several weeks ago, I sent you a question on whether Multiple Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder are the same. Thanks for clarification. There was a reason for my asking that […]

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More Questions About Nyctophilia

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury A couple of months ago, I responded to a question on Nyctophilia. In my response, I noted that it was not a disorder I was familiar with, but I did my […]

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States of Consciousness

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are we conscious of what is going on around us at times other than when we are wide-awake? “States of Consciousness” is a whole area of study within the field […]

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What is a narcissist?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is a narcissist? Answer: The dictionary definition of a narcissist is “a person who is overly self-involved, and often vain and selfish.” It is the concept of excessive selfishness. […]

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Hoarding Disorder

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is the difference between a hoarding disorder and collecting junk? Hoarding Disorder has been talked about for some time, but it finally made its way into the DSM-5. The […]

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Multiple Personality Disorder or Bipolar Disorder

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Is Multiple Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder the same? Answer: No. They are two separate diagnoses. However Multiple Personality Disorder, which is now called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), is often […]

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Manipulation

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: My husband tells me that I use manipulation to get my way. I just don’t see it, and am wondering if you would be able to write an article about […]

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Early Entry into Kindergarten

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury It’s the time of the year when parents of children who miss the entry date into Kindergarten by a few days, weeks, or even months consider whether they should have their […]

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Role of a Psychologist

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: As a psychologist, what is it like being able to psych people out all the time? This is a common misperception of psychology and psychologists. I suppose every psychologist has […]

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How to Avoid Isolation

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have recently moved to Bethel. I have never lived so far away from everything. How do you avoid feeling isolated in an isolated place? Answer: I was unable to […]

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What is Nyctophilia?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is Nyctophilia? Can a person be cured from this and what are some things they can do to get help? This is the first time I was introduced to […]

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What Causes Spring Fever?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: With the weather turning warm so early, I feel like I am coming down with spring fever. What causes spring fever? When I first received this question, I thought I […]

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A Definition of Love

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I was wondering if you could offer a good definition of love. Can you point me to some good literature that might help me better understand love? Love is one […]

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Both are Worse

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury This article is an attempt to respond to comments on the Delta Discovery Facebook page in response to the article titled, Which is Worse? Alcohol or Marijuana? But before I respond […]

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Got Religion, but Still a Dry Drunk

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Dr. Bradbury, some time in the past, you wrote an article explaining the “dry-drunk syndrome.” I don’t know where I put the article and I would like to read it […]

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Disagreements Over Disclipline

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: My wife often scolds me for not disciplining the children when they misbehave, but when I do try to discipline them, she attacks me for being too harsh. I find […]

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OCD and Beyond

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What does it mean to be OCD? If someone has OCD, what would be on the other end of the continuum? Answer: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition that is […]

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Help for Internet Addiction

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Two weeks ago, I wrote an article on Internet addiction and one of readers of this column responded with the following: Hello Dr. Bradbury, I wanted to point you and your […]

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Internet Addiction

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Is being on the computer all day long a disorder? If yes, how can someone get help? Over thirty years ago (1977), Marie Winn wrote an influential book entitled The […]

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Marijuana and Creativity

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have friends who have almost convinced me that there are many benefits, besides pleasure, in using marijuana. One of the things they stress is the creativity that results, particularly […]

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Holiday Horror

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have come to hate holidays because without fail my wife is miserable. I have not been able to figure it out, but I think she looks forward to the […]

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LUV Talk

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: My husband and I love each other, but it seems that he never wants to deal with the issues that cause the problems in our marriage. Instead, he is likely […]

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Order in the Home

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: The house is a mess. Dishes are piling up. Can you give me some tips on how I can get everyone in our household to start helping me get the […]

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What is Gaslighting?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: My husband and I are estranged, living in separate locations due to his verbal abuse. I could not tolerate it anymore, so I left the relationship. Though I have not […]

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Overwhelmed and Immobilized

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I feel overwhelmed with work and I don’t know where to begin. As a result, I find myself feeling immobilized. Any suggestions? Answer: Several years ago, Peter Bregman wrote an […]

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Signs of Emotional Abuse

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What are some signs of emotional abuse? Answer: Unlike physical abuse, emotional abuse often goes undetected. In fact, it’s possible that both the people doing it and receiving it may […]

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The Importance of Sleep on Learning

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: With school now well underway, how important is it that children get regular amounts sleep? And how much sleep do they need? It is now believed by sleep researchers that […]

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Shizo-What? Part II

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I was just looking at a list of mental disorders. Some sound alike. What is the difference among Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizophreniform Disorder, and Schizotypal Personality Disorder? […]

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Schizo-What? Part 1

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I was just looking at a list of mental disorders. Some sound alike. What is the difference among Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizophreniform Disorder, and Schizotypal Personality Disorder? […]

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Infant Bonding

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: How important is it for a child to bond to a parent? When you speak of bonding, you are speaking of the process of forming an attachment in what is […]

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Needing to See a Therapist

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I’ve wanted to go to a counselor for some time, but I have always been afraid of what it would be like, or if the counselor will psych me out […]

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Parenting Styles

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are there styles of parenting that are more effective than others? The best-known research to date was based on studies of preschool children and their parents by Diana Baumrind at […]

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Culture and Heritage

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury This past week, a client brought this topic to my attention, so after discussing it, I said I would resubmit this previously written article on the topic of culture and heritage. […]

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Seizures

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Almost every week the medics in Bethel respond to someone having a seizure. What is a seizure and how does it affect our mental health? Answer: Diagnosis and treatment of […]

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What Strong Marriages are Made Of

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Please give me some pointers on what is necessary for strong marriage. Happy marriages are characterized by selflessness, rather than selfishness. It’s learning that you gain by giving. It’s thinking […]

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Power Naps

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are power naps beneficial, or am I better off to push on through the day and hope to get a good night’s rest? Answer: Research suggests that power naps are […]

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Ways to Reduce Potential for Divorce

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are there things a couple can do to reduce the chances of divorce? Some time in the past, I shared some personal thoughts on how to have a happy long-lasting […]

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Factors Associated with Longevity

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Why do some people live long, while others die young? Is stress killing people, as we so often hear? There is some longitudinal data that was published six years ago in […]

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Psyching Out People

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are psychologists really able to tell a person all about themselves just by being around them for a few minutes? In other words, are psychologists able to psych people out? […]

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Reestablishing Order in Your Home

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I really need your help. I have six children. The two oldest are boys who are now in their mid-twenties. I am pretty sure they are using marijuana, and they […]

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Teaching Kids to Drink

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: We are responsible parents, and we now have teenagers. It has always been my belief that my teenagers will likely drink, so it will be better for us to allow […]

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Assessing FASD

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: How do you determine if a child has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Effect? The relationship between maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy and permanent birth defects (Fetal Alcohol […]

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Finding Mr. Right

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: How do I know when I have found Mr. Right? Is there a test we could take when I think I have found Mr. Right that will assure that the […]

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Boredom

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I’m tired of hearing my children say, “I’m bored.” I wish someone would come up with more things for my children to do. We have a television in every room, […]

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Facing a Sexual Addiction

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: How do I know if I am a sex addict? Simply put, if your sexual behaviors create legal, relationship, career, emotional, or physical consequences, yet you continue to engage in […]

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Why Delay Marriage?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have been living with my girlfriend for four years. We have one child and she is pregnant again. We live with her parents because housing is in short supply. […]

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Becoming a Psychologist

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have been thinking of going to school to become a psychologist. What kind of a salary might I expect to make in that profession? That’s an interesting question. I […]

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Highly Intelligent Misfits

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Is it true that people who are highly intelligent have a more difficult time fitting in socially and don’t do as well in life as people with more average intelligence? […]

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Guardianship

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: My mother is quite elderly, and I am concerned that she may be in need of a guardian. More specifically, I am concerned that my brother, who is an alcoholic, […]

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Parenting Issues

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What are some of the most common parenting issues you have seen in your practice? Answer: Probably the most common parenting issue that I see is one parent sabotaging the […]

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The Difference Between Clinical and Forensic Psychology

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is the difference between Clinical and Forensic Psychology? Answer: All psychologist, whether practicing Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, or Forensic Psychology are licensed as Psychologists. Each jurisdiction (i.e., the […]

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A Good Reason to Marry

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I am in a live-in relationship with my boyfriend. At times I feel guilty for not marrying, but with the divorce rate at 50%, it scares me to commit to […]

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Myths surrounding suicide

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Why does the suicide rate increase around Christmas time? Answer: It is only a myth that the suicide rate rises during the Christmas holiday. Research indicates that people may be […]

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Psychoeducational Testing

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have a daughter in the third grade. She is performing poorly in school, and compared to our other children, she is falling far behind. I have asked her teacher […]

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Thankfulness

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: It’s Thanksgiving. Is there any psychological research on the benefits of being thankful? Answer: I didn’t find any empirical research directly on the topic, but I found an article in […]

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Be a Friend

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: At the moment, I am very sad, possibly depressed. I have lived in Bethel a number of years, and it seems that whenever I get a good friend, she moves […]

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Keeping a Food Diary

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I’ve tried all kinds of diets, from protein diets to the Beverly Hills Diet to the apple cider vinegar diet to the cabbage soup diet, and nothing seems to keep […]

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Where does Psychology come from?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Where does the study of psychology come from? Answer: The earliest origins of psychology are in the writings of the ancient Greek philosophers, particularly Aristotle. They wrote about the nature […]

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Violence Against Teachers

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: In recent years, we have heard a lot about violence in schools, such as students bullying one another. Has anyone done any research on violence toward teachers by students? A […]

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Developing a Non-Bullying Culture

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: With school about to start, please write about what we all can do to prevent bullying in the school. It would be nice if you could bring everyone together and […]

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Counselor or Psychologist

by Lorin Bradbury Question: I am interesting in doing counseling, and I was wondering if I became a psychologist if I could do counseling? Answer: If you are interested in a career in the counseling […]

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The Butterfly Effect

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is the “butterfly effect” and how does it apply to family therapy? Answer: The concept of the “Butterfly Effect” has its origin in Chaos Theory. Chaos Theory describes certain […]

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The Need for Sleep

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Does anyone know why we need to sleep? There has been a great deal of research on sleep and the need for sleep. We apparently create a sleep debt when […]

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Philosophy of Marriage – Part 2

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury A second part to my philosophy of marriage is that it is unnecessary to fight. There is nowhere in any marriage vows that I have ever examined that says anything about fighting. […]

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Philosophy on Marriage

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is your personal philosophy on marrying young? Parents, churches, and in some cases, even the government have done a great job advocating for young people to abstain from sex, […]

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Climbing the Wall of “All”

by Tad Lindley If you live life behind the Wall of All, the scripture that I present to you is going to be difficult to believe. Even though I am writing this column, I have […]

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A Split Personality

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Is a Split Personality the same as Schizophrenia? Answer: The answer to that question is “No.” They are not the same. At present, it is believed that Schizophrenia is a […]

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Utilizing Your EAP

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Do you accept EAP insurance, and what is the benefit of using that over regular insurance? Answer: Your EAP isn’t an insurance, but it provides services similar to your insurance, […]

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Person-Centered Therapy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is Rogerian counseling? Answer: Rogerian counseling is also known as Person-centered therapy. It was developed by the late Carl Rogers. At first, he described his orientation as Patient-centered, moved […]

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What it Means to be a Gentleman

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Can you please talk about what it means to be a gentleman? I think it would benefit men and boys to know how to treat others with civility, especially women. […]

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How to End an Argument

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Please give me some tips on how to stop arguing with my wife. It seems that she is ready to fight at the drop of the hat, and so am […]

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Early Entry into Kindergarten

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury It’s the time of the year when parents of children who miss the entry date into Kindergarten by a few days, weeks, or even months consider whether they should have their […]

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Token Economy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have four children, ages 4, 5, 7, and 8. When they were babies, they were so sweet and cuddly, but now that they are older, I am pulling my […]

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Premenstrual Psychosis

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I don’t exactly have a question, but could you please write about Premenstrual Psychosis? Answer: This is an area in psychiatric/psychological care that I have very little experience. So I […]

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Rekindling Romance

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: My wife treats me as though she really doesn’t like me. I don’t know what I have done wrong. When we first married, she treated me well, and I really […]

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Five Stages of Acculturation

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have been in Bethel a couple of months. When I first arrived, experiencing a new culture was exciting, and I felt as though I had found a culture that […]

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Quitting Tobacco

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: We are in a financial bind. We can’t pay our rent, yet my husband smokes a pack of cigarettes each day. I know we are on the verge of being […]