July 24, 2014

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Love & Relationship Q&A with Dr. Ranjan

We’ve been getting an overwhelming amount of mail regarding the Love Does Not Have to Be Blind series. Following is just one of them. Q: Dear Dr. Ranjan, Thanks for writing the articles on love and relationships. I disagree on one point – not living together before marriage. In my early 20’s, I lived with Read More…

Love Does Not Have To Be Blind

What happened to Kelly? As you recall, Kelly had her first heartbreak at age 22. She was feeling cheated and used. She was not feeling good about herself at all and didn’t believe any man would ever love her again. What she didn’t know was that she had not experienced true love yet. She was Read More…

Love Does Not Have to be Blind: Part I

Kelly was 22 when she was first brought to our office by her parents as they were quite concerned about her safety. She had just broken up with her boyfriend having found that he went out on a date with one of her best friends. Kelly had apparently been crying everyday; had become socially isolated Read More…

The Anthony Weiner Story: Power, Character or Mental Pathology?

It seems that over the past year or two, we have had a spate of powerful rich men engaged in very risky, twisted sexual behaviors. From New York attorney general Elliot Spitzer to celebrated golfer Tiger Woods to now NewYork Congressman Anthony Weiner. There are some common threads here. All three of them are unusually Read More…

Malicious Attraction: Borderline Personality Disorder

Just before Shannon, 22, took an overdose of every pill in her parents’ medicine cabinet, she was overcome by a profound feeling of emptiness. She felt as though she did not exist or could not exist and did not deserve to exist. Her parents had been aware that she was having almost daily arguments with Read More…

ASK THE DOCTOR

I have received so many emails and questions from readers that I thought I would answer some of them here. Dr. Ranjan, I read your article regarding ADHD in the Medina County Gazette today, and I was wondering if you could make a suggestion as to whom I could take my eight-year-old daughter for an Read More…

Violence in the workplace

Joseph*, 28, was a software engineer working for a successful, progressive, and growing company. He was talented and moved up the corporate ladder during the five years he had been with the company. He put in late hours and at times would only get 3-4 hours of sleep at night. Colleagues saw him as a Read More…

Bringing ADHD Into Focus: Kids

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Michael, a twelve year old, was prone to getting into fights with his peers. He had some friends but had trouble making new ones. His parents were especially concerned about his minor accidents – he was always bumping into objects and people. Many of these accidents were serious enough to require a trip to the Read More…

Mirror Mirror On The Wall: Obsessing About Perfection

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder Imagine living perpetually in a carnival fun house and seeing yourself through a distorted mirror. That is the life of a person with body dysmorphic disorder (BDL). Angelina had been feeling trapped in such a carnival fun house since she was sixteen. It started when her first boyfriend John teased her about Read More…

The Secret Life of a Hoarder

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Many of you have been wondering why there is such an interest in media about compulsive hoarding –so much so that cable television now has two shows, ‘Hoarders’ and ‘Hoarding: Buried Alive’ depicting the lives of hoarders. I believe the primary reason is the newly found and welcome openness about mental health issues; but in Read More…