Dr Diane has published several self-help newsletters covering a wide variety of topics.  These newsletters are provided free of charge we hope that they'll assist you in understanding some of the many issues encountered in everyday life.

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  Controlling Anger
Is it good to "Let it all hang out?"  Most all agree that it is not.  Letting your anger run rampant actually escalates the anger and aggression.  This does nothing to help you (or the person you are angry with) resolve the situation.  View full newsletter
 
     
 
 
 

Crisis Status for Kid's Mental Health

1 in 10 children are currently afflicted with a mental disorder.  Of those, only 1 in 5 get help.  It's often not enough.  Anxiety, attention deficient disorder and depression head the under treated list. 

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  Depression:  Sadly Misunderstood
Many do not realize the immense burden that depression places on the United States workplace.  A 1995 study from the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry estimated that depression costs employers more than $23 billion a year in the form of.. View full newsletter
 
 
 
  Is It an Eating Disorder?
Like most topics that people like to discuss, there are mixed opinions about what truly constitutes an eating disorder and what does not.  This is particularly true for what has come to be called, compulsive overeating.  View full newsletter
 
 
 
  Love a Pet and Call Me in the Morning
Did you know that according to various studies, owning a pet is actually good for you!  Owning and caring for a pet provides both physical and emotional benefits.  View full newsletter
 
 
 
  Love Habits
For some couples the skills come naturally. What do happy couples do that everyone else seems to miss?  You know which people:  Those couples who seem truly in sync with one another. They're affectionate and kind; polite and patient;  View full newsletter
 
 
 
  Merry Christmas
Happy Holidays! For many people, each year's end holidays are a time filled with joy, warmth, and excitement. Many holidays have religious, cultural, and family significance. View full newsletter
 
 
 
  Sleep Disorders - Part One
When is the last time you slept like a baby?  Surprisingly, there are several hundred sleep disorders.  Sleep Apnea is a disorder of irregular breathing during sleep.  View full newsletter
 
 
 
  Sleep Disorders - Part Two
Approximately 15% of Americans have chronic sleep problems, while another 10% have occasional trouble sleeping.  Sleep disorders are considered either primary or secondary. View full newsletter
 
 
 
  Sleep Disorders - Part Three
There are five stages of sleep that range from stage one (a very light sleep) deeper and deeper into stage four (a deep, restorative sleep) until finally reaching the final phase of stage five sleep.  View full newsletter
 
 
 
 

Substance Abuse: Alcoholism - Part One

Alcoholism is responsible for major health, economic, social and personal hardships.  The May Foundation (2000) stated that more than 100,000 people die of alcohol related causes each year. View full newsletter

 
 
 
 

Substance Abuse: Alcohol Treatment - Part Two

By most standards, the goal of treatment is abstinence.  For the alcoholics with good health, social support and motivation the potential for recovery is good. View full newsletter

 
 
 
 

The Time to Heal

Disasters cause an abrupt change in focus. In this time following the attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon, life is drastically changed for literally millions of people worldwide. View full newsletter

 
 
 
 

This Thing Called Stress

Stress is the body's reaction to any demands placed upon it.  Popular belief labels stress as tension or anxiety.  This is not really correct.  Instead, you can think of stress as a type of energy. View full newsletter

 
 
 
 

Troublemakers at Work and Forgiveness

We've all experienced the disruptions. You just want to carry on with your work, you want to feel good, you want to think about pleasant things.. View full newsletter

 
 
 
 

Unnatural Acts

Adam Khan, in his book, Self-Help Stuff That Works, offers explanations for our human natural tendency to complain and to think negative thoughts before we think positive ones.  View full newsletter

 
 
 
 

What Are Phobias?

A phobia is a fear. It is a persistent, excessive, unrealistic fear of an object, person, animal, activity or situation.  A person who is afraid (phobic) can go to great lengths to avoid the thing that triggers the fear.  View full newsletter

 
 
 
 

What Are You Thankful For

Why is it that in the midst of our abundance, it sometimes seems that we find it easier to see what we do not have rather than what we can be grateful for? View full newsletter

 
 
 
 

Young Teens are Saying No to Drugs

Saying no to drugs is becoming a fashionable new trend for young teen-agers (12-17) according to the U.S. government.  Yet, drug use in 18-25 year old group is on the rise.  View full newsletter

 
     


 
In addition to the above newsletters, we also have a selection of  handouts and self help booklets on a wide variety of topics like:  depression, anxiety, pets, couples, children, substance abuse, common and uncommon psychological conditions, attention deficit disorder, teen, senior, marriage, adult issues, and more.  Click on the links above to see some of these other valuable resources.
 

Dr. Diane M. Walker 4500 Dixie Hwy. NE #2   Palm Bay, FL 32905

Board Certified Diplomate-Fellow in Psychopharmacology #PY5049

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