Here are links to quality articles for patients/clients:
The 8 core components of psychotherapy This info can help you know what to expect from quality therapy, and how to be an effective partner with your therapist. From PsychiatricTimes.com
How to Give Your Therapist Feedback. An excellent article with advice about how to talk assertively with your therapist about your needs, how she/he is doing, and your concerns. From NYTimes.com
“How to Get the Most Out of Your Therapy Appointment” provides helpful tips for preparing for appointments and working with your therapist – including talking about how it is going, whether therapy is helping.
“Optimizing Brain Health” from PsychiatricTimes.com, includes info about the research about healthy things that you can do to care for your brain.
Good advice for choosing – or ending your relationship with – a primary care doctor, “How to Pick a Doctor – or Break Up with One” from npr.org
How much should you exercise in order to lift your mood? “Take into consideration your own fitness level and preferences, to find that sweet spot, such that the exercise is enough of a challenge without being unpleasant.” A new review looks into the optimum exercise intensity, type and duration for boosting mood
How Stress Affects Your Health, from the American Psychological Association, provides a quick review of stress symptoms, causes and ways to cope (including, but not limited to, seeing a psychologist, of course).
50 tips for people with mental health problems from an eminent psychiatrist, with advice about both psychiatric medication and therapy. “Advice for People With Psychiatric Problems.”
8 apps that can help with anxiety, depression and lifestyle changes – can assist with therapy, may be used by primary medical providers. “Technology, Counseling and CBT”
Video: “4 Tips for Falling Asleep” (10 minutes, high quality info)
For coffee lovers, research finds many benefits, with some having stronger research support than others, including benefits for alertness, concentration, focus, energy levels and mood. Spilling the beans: Coffee can be good for your health from the Washington Post.