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    1. Movie Therapy: Using Movies for Mental Health

      Can watching a film like The Departed help you cope with your own betrayals? Does The Queen make you think about your place in class and society? And can a movie like Letters From Iwo Jima teach you anything about war and conflict? Proponents of cinema therapy say that, in addition to getting award

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    2. Forgive and Forget

      Many people view forgiveness as an offshoot of love -- a gift given freely to those who have hurt you. Forgiveness, however, may bring enormous benefits to the person who gives that gift, according to recent research. If you can bring yourself to forgive and forget, you are likely to enjoy lower blo

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    3. How to Conquer Your Fear of Flying

      Mary Avis had been a white-knuckle flyer for years. But on one fateful flight from Virginia to Boston several years ago, her fear finally took complete control. Although the weather was clear and the flight was smooth, Avis panicked. "I was sure that if I stood up, the floor would collapse and I'd f

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    4. Dealing with Divorce

      Are your parents getting divorced? You are not alone. About half of all marriages end in divorce. But dealing with divorce isn't easy. The divorce process can be painful and sad for everybody involved (parents, kids, grandparents, close friends, and more). There are two basic reasons why most people

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    5. Therapy for Teens: What to Expect

      If you are going to see a therapist, the following Q&As can give you some insight into what to expect. Keep in mind that many teens are in therapy today, trying to gain greater insight into the way they think, act and react. A. Having therapy does not mean you are crazy! At least 1 in 5 teens (20%)

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    6. Role Reversal

      Lorraine Bracco, as psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi on The Sopranos, HBO's smash hit, is cool and calm talking with Tony Soprano about the mobster's depression. But when she remembers the start of her own real-life battle with depression, her voice rises with passion. "It hit me that it had been months

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    7. Get an Instant Mood Boost

      By Rebecca Davis Discover how your to-do list can really rev up your day. Although you may never plow through all your daily chores and errands, completing any single task can give you a big lift. "Getting things done makes you feel like a winner," says Debby S. Bitticks, coauthor of Time Efficiency

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    8. One Woman's Battle With Depression

      October 2000 should have been the happiest time of my life. I was 27 years old, I'd recently married a wonderful man, we'd bought our first house, and I'd landed a job I'd wanted for years as a mental health therapist. So why did I feel sad and unsatisfied with my life? To find out, I began seeing a

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    9. Is Virtue Over-Rated?

      Stop working so hard at being good! Sure, being virtuous is seen as a positive attribute, but it can also take the fun and sparkle out of life by making you fret about your imperfections. Here, Veronique Vienne shares her list of the seven deadly virtues -- and how to overcome them -- all from her l

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    10. How to Handle a Meddlesome Mom

      Yes, you love the woman, but her constant commentary on your haircut, housekeeping, and more is making you nuts. To get her to back off, read on. You appear to be a grown-up. You have credit cards, a car, your own home, maybe some kids. But someone's not so sure: your mother. Perhaps she's always te

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