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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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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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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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Which is Worse? Alcohol or Marijuana?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Questions: I have hearing a lot about marijuana with the possibility of a shop opening in Bethel. I keep hearing that marijuana is a lot better for a person than alcohol. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Response to How to Correct Behavior Related to FASD

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Below is a response the Delta Discovery received to an article I wrote on managing the behavior of a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Though it presents some disagreement […]

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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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How to Correct Behavior Related to FASD

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Dr. Bradbury, I just read the ‘Assessing FASD’ piece you published. Thank you for helping to shed light on this important subject. We have adopted fraternal twins who were prenatally […]

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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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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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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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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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Cancer Patients and the Negative Effects of Chemotherapy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have a friend who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. After returning home from her most recent, she doesn’t want to eat, and to me she seems very depressed. Do […]

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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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Suggestions Before You Tie the Knot

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I’m getting ready to tie the knot, and since you have been married a long time, I was wondering if you might give us some advice on how to maintain […]

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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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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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Deinstitutionalization of Psychiatric Patients

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Several hours ago, 26 church members were murdered in cold blood in Texas, five days ago, a terrorist ran down eight people in Lower Manhattan, and just over one month ago, […]

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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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Traumatic Brain Injury or Intellectual Disability

by Dr. Bradbury Question: Dr. Bradbury, I read your columns regularly and a couple of times you have written about diagnosing someone with mental retardation, or intellectual disability. If someone experiences a head injury, and […]

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The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is known about the effectiveness of counseling and psychotherapy? Has anyone ever proven that someone with a mental or emotional problem ever gets better by going to counselor or […]

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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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A Plan to Correct Your Children’s Behavior

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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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 Therapeutic Power of Forgiveness

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I was sexually abused as a child. I don’t think I can ever forgive the man who abused me. My husband berates me because he says I don’t give him […]

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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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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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Recognizing and Confronting Jealousy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: For years I have struggled with jealousy, but it is only recently that I have had the courage to call it jealousy. When I was dating as a teenager, I […]

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Broken Window Theory Applied to Parenting

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: My kids are out of control and my house is a mess. My husband complains that he is tired of a dirty house and wonders what I do all day. […]

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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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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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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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Misophonia or Personality Disorder?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: There are days when my wife can’t stand the sound of me chewing. Some days it doesn’t seem to bother her, and at other times, she will scream at me […]

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How to Succeed in Your New Year’s Resolution

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have repeatedly tried New Year’s resolutions, but if I were to measure my life by succeeding in keeping them, I would be an abysmal failure. Any suggestions? I suppose […]

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Systemic Desensitization

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is systematic desensitization? Systematic Desensitization is a type of behavior therapy used to overcome phobias and other anxiety disorders. Psychiatrist, Joseph Wolpe, developed the method after he discovered cats […]