Saturday, July 20, 2024

On My Mind

On My Mind: ‘Why don’t you take my insurance?

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Buying good health insurance is an expensive proposition, and it seems only right that it should cover good mental health care. Yet a large portion of mental health practitioners do not deal directly with...

On My Mind: Is there more than one of you?

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I am losing my hearing faster than most people. My grandparents and my parents wore hearing aids, and one grandfather was quite deaf. Although my hearing aids currently work very well for me, a...

On My Mind: The power of mindfulness

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People are happiest, most at peace and unbothered by life’s problems, when they are too engaged in something to be thinking about themselves. Years ago, the psychologist Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi coined the term flow activity,...

On My Mind: Weed and the developing brain

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Over the course of my career, I have known countless people who started using marijuana in their teen and preteen years whose lives have been irreparably damaged as a result. Addiction, psychiatric illness, and...

On My Mind: Parental worry

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When it comes to our children, we parents are rarely at a loss for things to worry about: health, drugs, alcohol, accidents, school, sex, emotional upheavals, travel, the state of the planet. Will they...

On My Mind: When horrible things happen

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About once a month, Dr. Charles Silberstein, psychiatrist at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, will write a column that directly addresses issues Islanders have with mental health.   A father lost his son in a boating accident. A...

On My Mind: Adverse childhood events and self-soothing

At least once a month, as part of the MV Times’ ongoing Mental Illness series, Dr. Charles Silberstein will write a column that directly addresses issues Islanders have with mental health. Dr. Silberstein is...

On my mind: The dilemma of treating ADHD in children

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At least once a month, as part of the MV Times’ ongoing Mental Illness series, Dr. Charles Silberstein will write a column that directly addresses issues Islanders have with mental health. Dr. Silberstein is...

On My Mind: Psychiatry and spirituality

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At least once a month, as part of the MV Times ongoing Mental Illness series, Dr. Charles Silberstein will write a column that directly addresses issues Islanders have with mental health. Dr. Silberstein is...

On My Mind: Politics and mental health

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Once a month, Dr. Charles Silberstein, psychiatrist at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, will write a column that directly addresses issues Islanders have with mental health. In 1961 Milton Mazer, M.D., left his elite psychoanalytic practice...