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Artificial Intelligence & Mental Health Care

Andrew L. Martin, PsyD Will robots or Artificial Intelligence (AI) completely replace therapists one day?  I think so, although probably not in our lifetimes. For now, mental health care includes AI in small ways, such as telehealth, self-help computer applications,

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Weight and Self-Esteem

In our society, living in a larger body can come with unfair discrimination and stigma. That stigma can be internalized as poor self-esteem, because we are frequently told, or think ourselves, that our weight is totally our fault, or a

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Psychogenic Pain

  Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD “Psychogenic pain” is pain that doesn’t have a directly attributable physical cause, like a broken bone or a cut on a finger.  There is no distinguishable reason for the pain to exist, but it

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Dissociative Symptoms in PTSD

Andrew L. Martin, PsyD Have you ever been driving down the highway and suddenly thought, “I don’t remember the last few miles! How did I stay on the road!?” More than likely, you were thinking something like, “what am I

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PTSD and Trust

Andrew L. Martin, PsyD Have you ever heard of someone losing their self-confidence following a traumatic event? Or finding it harder to trust others? This is fairly common, and can be a symptom of posttraumatic stress disorder. This disruption in

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October 10 is World Mental Health Day

Andrew L. Martin, PsyD I am excited as I think about World Mental Health Day (Oct 11.), because this is a great time for mental healthcare. Attitudes toward mental health and mental healthcare continue changing in a positive direction, people are more savvy about

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Pain and the Brain

Andrew L. Martin, PsyD We still have a lot to learn about the complex relationship between pain and the brain, but our understanding is improving. My colleagues, Drs. Jenny Andrus and Raj Sureja are addressing the physical aspects of pain

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