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relieving perimenopause and menopause symptoms - Dr Paul Corona

There is no uniform female response to the onset of menopause – perimenopause. The psychological passage from fertility to infertility produces a variety of psychological responses in different women and this mental/emotional response is almost more demanding of treatment than the physical symptoms. Some women respond to it negatively as a sign of aging. Other … Read more

The Difference Between Being Physically Active and Exercising

exercise for stress reduction

When patients first see me, I ask a number of questions one of which focuses on exercise. “I golf on weekends.” “I use the stairs at work.” “My job keeps me moving all day.” Perfect. But there’s a difference between being physically active and investing in cardiovascular exercise. People who enjoy relatively good health can … Read more

Chronic Skin Symptoms – Look for Stress First!

By now, you’ve probably figured out that the skin wrapping your body is serviced entirely by the nervous system. Therefore, chemical imbalances related to mood disorders can cause reactions in the skin, even chronic skin symptoms. Some chronic skin symptoms are itchy (such as eczema),  annoying (like acne), dangerously contagious (like herpes), or extremely painful … Read more

Defining the Sociopath – Sociopathy Personality Disorder

For several months now, I’ve been taking you through the list of the 13 recognized personality disorders. I addressed the Antisocial a few months ago, defining that person as one whose thinking, reasoning and judgment are severely impaired. Thy constantly misperceive situations and other people, then act according to their misperceptions. Their minds are missing that … Read more

Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder

passive aggressive personality disorder

“She’s so passive aggressive,” is a term I hear a lot of people saying in just about any environment, whether people are talking about their mother in law’s meddling or a stranger in the grocery store parking lot. Unfortunately, passive-aggressive behavior is something we all practice at one time or another as it becomes a … Read more

The Difference Between Obsessive-Compulsive and OCD

obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

It is important to distinguish the Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder from the obsessive-compulsive mood disorder often referred to as OCD. Obsessive Compulsive Mood Disorder (OCD) – Patients with the MOOD disorder suffer from intrusive and unrelenting thoughts and the persistent feeling that something is wrong, some important task has not been completed or has not been done … Read more

Dependent Personality Disorder: Needy People Who Require Domination

dependent person - personality disorder

Several months ago, I began covering the various documented personality disorders in this blog. Unfortunately, this is the domain of the rarely curable. Perhaps one day there will be a cure for every sort of mental malady and malfunction, but that is not the case today. It’s important to familiarize ourselves with the specific classes … Read more

Do You Remember When You Felt Really Great?

Obviously, when people seek me out, they’re hurting in some way. Something doesn’t feel right. Once an appointment is scheduled, I ask my client to complete my Online Pre-Appointment Survey, which helps us zero in on what’s not working, as well as symptoms of how they’re feeling. When we meet together in person (or in … Read more

Avoidant Personality Fears Ridicule

addictive behavior - Dr. Paul Corona

There’s a difference between being shy and having an avoidant personality disorder. People with avoidant symptoms have such low self esteem and self worth that what they actually fear – ridicule and humiliation – is exactly what seems to pile on their heads. Avoidant personalities will seem to visibly flinch at attention. For this reason, … Read more