4 Commonly Used Defense Mechanisms

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-4 Commonly Used Defense Mechanisms- Keeping a fresh perspective is crucial for living, working, and enjoying our daily lives. You may wake up one spring morning energized with ideas to start anew. As the day goes on, however, it may become difficult to maintain this positive attitude.  Let us discuss how defense mechanisms may be causing difficulties in our daily … Read More

Differentiating Experiences: Past vs. Present and Inner vs. Outer

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Experiences, Feelings

Differentiating Experiences: Past vs. Present and Inner vs. Outer –By Aisha Abbasi M.D.- There is great importance in learning to differentiate the past versus the present and your inner feelings versus your outer experiences.  To explain, I will share excerpts from the November 2018 Newsletter written by Paul C. Holinger M.D., a Chicago-based psychoanalyst treating adults, adolescents, and children. Dr. Holinger’s newsletter is … Read More

3 Things Interfering with Feeling Grateful and Content

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Grateful Happiness Abbasi

3 Things Interfering with Feeling Grateful and Content –By Aisha Abbasi M.D.- Many people wonder what interferes with our ability to feel grateful and content.  I’ve been working with patients since I started clinical rotations during my medical school days. That’s over 30 years now.  As a Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, listening to patients in multiple therapy hours, day after day, week after week, … Read More