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Letters: re: Over-prescribing: a worrisome trend

Re: Overprescribing a worrisome trend  (Opinion, April 4).As a psychotherapist in mental health and addiction, I would like to thank Dr. Joel Paris for his article. As useful and helpful as psychiatric medication is and can be, especially in severe cases, it does not address the...

” How can anger be a choice? ” by Nigel Turner

We say anger is a choice. Most men say “No, she made me angry” So how can this be? We have different bits of our brain that do different things. There is an emotional part and a thinking part. The emotional part (called the amygdala) is...

” Blaming Life ” by Nigel Turner

 “I haven’t enjoyed life since I had a hockey accident fifteen years ago.” Was the comment of a client in addiction recovery. It had ruined his life and robbed him of lot of opportunities. Well that’s too bad. As a result he turned to drugs...

” Teen burnout can be hard to spot ” by Nigel Turner

 Studies are showing how burnout occurs with young teenagers. And while superficially girls appear the weaker sex, often it is the boys who have the greater difficulty in dealing with teenage stress. Because girls are familiar with their feelings they can internalize what is going...

” Resistance to the positive” by Nigel Turner

Many angry men have a very negative belief system. They have an adversarial relationship with the planet and everyone and everything on it. As a result they are permanently angry about something. It’s important for men to notice (a) how angry they are (b) their negative...

” Paralyzed by an excess of options ” by Nigel Turner

 Stress leads to anger. At work there are too many options that people can’t cope, distractions like the internet, too many e-mails, overwhelming demands on the work schedule, skimming over projects. It all becomes too much, morale falls, frustrations increase. How do you protect yourself? Remember...

” Infidelity: by him or by her ” By Nigel Turner

 These incidences cause more bitterness than most topics in anger management which is not surprising as it goes so deep and to the core of a person’s self worth. The pain is real. There are no soft words that will take the edge off. Time...

In the cycle of abuse why does she stay on? By Nigel Turner

 People are often puzzled when they a wife who is being abused stays on in the relationship. “Why doesn’t she leave him?” is the obvious question. Why indeed, statistics indicate that there have been at least fourteen previous abusive incidents before the woman will call...