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Sex After the Age of Aquarius

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Learning the physical mechanics — and, more importantly, the emotional dynamics — involved in a sexual relationship can be a slow process. It takes self-confidence, knowledge of one’s erotic needs, and the capacity and interest to please a partner.
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Emotional Health

Stop Blaming the Mentally Ill

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
The vast majority of people suffering from psychiatric disorders are not prone to violence. Overall, mass shootings by people with serious mental illness represent 1 percent of all gun homicides each year.
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Emotional Health

Hope for A New Year

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Often, taking action even if you don’t feel hopeful can enhance your optimism. Any step toward a goal, no matter how small, can feel like progress, and is important for people to stop and appreciate the baby steps if they are going to continue in the right direction.
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