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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 23 Jul 20 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Ask Rex, Depression, Uncategorized |

  Mick wrote: I cannot help but feel that my life has been ruined by this withdrawal process. 10 months out and I am in another wave. I have so much brain fog its unreal, as well as many, many many other debilitating symptoms. I lost the person whom I thought that I would marry […]

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Posted by Michael Edelstein on Wed 22 Jul 20 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Guest Author, musterbation |

Beat Your Smoking Addiction By Dr. Michael R. Edelstein, Author “Three Minute Therapy” Three Minute Refutations (TMR) involve a powerful exercise for changing your addictive thinking.  6,645 total views Originally posted 2017-07-31 00:00:19.

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Internet addiction?

A reader shares that on occasion they find a new and interesting venue on the internet and end up using it compulsively, wasting a lot of time, and then feeling disgusted with themselves. They believe that if they make a decision to get involved with an internet venue, they can just make a decision to […]

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Malls as dopamine factories

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 20 Jul 20 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Culture, Other stuffs |

  I have been thinking about shopping malls as “dopamine factories.” Neon and other bright, colorful, “noisy” stimuli dopamine  neurons . . .   2,611 total views Originally posted 2017-02-07 07:36:45.

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We miss Robin Williams

It seems like only yesterday that we were saddened and shocked to learn of the suicide of  the national treasure, Robin Williams . . .  3,054 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-08-12 19:41:28.

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New book on rational drinking!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 14 Jul 20 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Books & Media, Rational Thinking |

I am very pleased to remind you of a book by my friends Dr. Michael Edelstein (left) and the late Will Ross (right)*, two people eminently qualified to teach us about how distorted thinking and irrational beliefs lead to excessive, self-destructive behaviors such as alcoholism and drug addictions.    1,945 total views Originally posted 2013-01-11 18:53:48.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 30 Jun 20 in Addictions, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Alcoholism, bookshop |

What does REBT have to say about alcoholism and drug addiction ?  947 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2019-06-25 05:40:19.

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A cat has CLAWS on it’s PAWS, but a comma has pause on it’s clause!

A reader brings up some interesting questions about depression and other problems following withdrawal from dependence on benzodiazepines (related to Valium) even seven months after discontinuing use. He says that he has “PAWS (Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome)” Although this is a BIG subject, and although my response is necessarily fairly “global” and general, there are, I […]

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Treating OCD with CBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 18 Jun 20 in Addictions, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Anxiety, Guest Author, Uncategorized |

  How does REBT-CBT treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD )?  431 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2019-08-31 07:13:47.

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Can we sabotage ourselves unconsciously?

A reader asks if we can sabotage ourselves unconsciously    3,683 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-05-26 07:21:34.

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