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The Pathological Liar
Mental Health Minute

The Pathological Liar

By: Lisa Philippart Telling lies is a common feature of social interactions among humans, and even some animals, like monkeys....
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Irrational vs. Rational Thinking
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Irrational vs. Rational Thinking

By: Lisa Philippart There are many ways to interpret the events in your daily life. But, how can you know...
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Domestic Violence And Mental Illness
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Domestic Violence And Mental Illness

By: Lisa Philippart October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the National Violence Hotline, a common assumption is...
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A Dog Named Dexter
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A Dog Named Dexter

By: Lisa Philippart Over eleven years ago, a dog we named Dexter came bouncing into our lives. He was a...
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Healthy Aging
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Healthy Aging

By: Lisa Philippart My last few articles have been quite “heavy” and clinical, so I decided I needed to lighten...
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Somatic Symptom Disorders – Mental Health Minute
Mental Health Minute

Somatic Symptom Disorders – Mental Health Minute

By: Lisa Philippart Thank you readers for your kind words of support and encouragement regarding my articles. I wanted to...
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Managing Your Back-To-School Mental Health
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Managing Your Back-To-School Mental Health

By: Lisa Philippart For those heading back to school, young and old, chances are you’ve already made your checklists. Schedule?...
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“If You’re Happy And You Know It”
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“If You’re Happy And You Know It”

By: Lisa Philippart In both my private practice and at Athens State, I often hear the phrase, “I just want...
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Dissociative Identity Disorder (Formerly Known as Multiple Personality Disorder)

By: Lisa Philippart My hope for my readers is that by now you realize that mental health conditions exist on...
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Grab the Extinguisher! Ways to Douse the Gaslighter’s Flame
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Grab the Extinguisher! Ways to Douse the Gaslighter’s Flame

By: Lisa Philippart In my last article, I shared information with you about the troubling “technique” of gaslighting. If you...
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Gaslighting – Mental Health Minute
Mental Health Minute

Gaslighting – Mental Health Minute

By: Lisa Philippart I will admit that several months after completing my master’s degree program in counseling and human services,...
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The Assertive You – Mental Health Minute
Mental Health Minute

The Assertive You – Mental Health Minute

By: Lisa Philippart In my last article, we discussed three forms of communication: passive, aggressive, and passive-aggressive. Hopefully, I convinced...
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Identifying Communication Styles – Mental Health Moment
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Identifying Communication Styles – Mental Health Moment

By: Lisa Philippart When I am searching for a topic to write about, I often look to what I have...
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Anger Reduction – Mental Health Minute

By: Lisa Philippart This is the final article in a three-part series on anger. The first article addressed the etiology...
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Is Anger Harming Your Health?
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Is Anger Harming Your Health?

By: Lisa Philippart In my last article, we explored the nature of anger as a “secondhand” emotion, often used to...
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A “Secondhand” Emotion – Mental Health Minute
Mental Health Minute

A “Secondhand” Emotion – Mental Health Minute

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Rewiring Your Second Brain  – Mental Health Minute
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Rewiring Your Second Brain – Mental Health Minute

By: Lisa Philippart In my last article, we discussed the gut-brain connection. I asked you to at least consider that...
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The Second Brain – Mental Health Minute
Mental Health Minute

The Second Brain – Mental Health Minute

By: Lisa Philippart Have you heard the phrase, “Trust your gut,” which means to trust your instincts when making decisions?...
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Managing Your Worry, Stress, and Anxiety

By: Lisa Philippart In my last article, we looked at the differences with our symptoms and thoughts when we experience...
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Understanding Worry, Stress, And Anxiety
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Understanding Worry, Stress, And Anxiety

By: Lisa Philippart The words worry, stress, and anxiety are often used interchangeably. And while these terms are definitely related,...
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