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WHY YOU CAN’T STAY AWAKE: THE PHYSICAL CAUSES OF SLEEP APNEA – CAUSES OF APENIA ARISING

May 20th, 2011

There are a number of physical problems that can also provide hints about the causes of a patient's OSA. As you might expect, if you are overweight you are more prone to airway obstruction. Your respiratory muscles may be unable to overcome the additional pressure from body weight in order to contract and keep the airway open Read More...

COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR BDD: NEEDED THERAPY RESEARCH

March 3rd, 2011

CBT is clearly a very promising treatment for BDD. Nonetheless, we need much more research on this treatment! Most important, a CBT treatment manual needs to be developed to guide therapists as they provide CBT. Once a manual is developed and tested, we need more rigorous studies of CBT's effectiveness using the manual Read More...

THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP: FREUD AND DREAMS

December 18th, 2010

In modern times the renewed argument over the function of dreams was triggered primarily by the pioneering work of Sigmund Freud, whose The Interpretation of Dreams was published in 1900. Freud considered dreams to be a special language of the mind, one in which repressed sexual desires arising from our childhood relationships with our parents are expressed, and therefore fulfilled, in symbolic fashion Read More...