Category Archives: Dr. Milgraum on Your Mental Health

Sandy Hook, Copycats and a Culture Gone Mad: Wake up, America

  I am not sure what haunts me more—the horrendous news from Connecticut or the incomprehensible fact that we must be on the lookout for copycats, jealous of the attention given to an insane killer, itching to have their own … Continue reading

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Transcend Yourself

            I learn many things from my patients in therapy.  Most of those things that I “learn” I really already knew, but unfortunately, so many of us are amazingly adept at avoiding or ignoring what … Continue reading

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Children of Holocaust Survivors, Common Problems and Pathways to Healing

The article below (written by me) appeared in The Jewish Press on Feb. 22, 2012. To be a child of a Holocaust survivor is to live in a world of contradictions.  It means trying to ignore a horrid past while … Continue reading

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Soul Matters

            Some might find it unusual for a psychologist to be talking about the soul.  But it really is not.  Psychology has evolved far beyond Freud’s conception of man’s behavior being determined by struggles with … Continue reading

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Meaning and Mental Health

Last weekend, I had to suffer though one of those inane comedy-action-animated kid’s movies, for the sake of giving my child a reward I had promised her.  The movie is called “Megamind.”  While it was empty, silly and over-stimulating, upon … Continue reading

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A Mental Vacation

As winter fast approaches, many of us might be missing the warmth of summer.  Surely, almost anyone would jump at the chance of an all-expenses-paid vacation to Hawaii, right about now.  Of course, there is, unfortunately, a great shortage of … Continue reading

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Managing Kids Effectively: It’s Not All Reward and Punishment

Wish your kids would listen to you better?  Here are some strategies that may be more effective than reward and punishment: 1. Having a good quality relationship with your child is crucial.  Are you making enough time for your children?  … Continue reading

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