Articles & Updates

Glenn Miller, M.D. is a weekly contributor to the Santa Barbara News-Press.  His column, Healthy Mind – Healthy Future, can be found every Saturday on page A2.  The topics for the column are often initiated by personal questions from the readership audience.

Caregiver Burnout

"Before a catastrophe, we can't imagine coping with the burdens that might confront us in a dire moment.  Then when that moment arrives, we suddenly find that we have resources inside us that we knew nothing about." – Christopher Reeve Over the past several months I have had a number of Healthy Mind - Healthy Future readers contact me...

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Hoarding

“You can't hook up a U-Haul to a hearse.” Randy O. Frost, Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things According to Wikipedia hoarding, also known as compulsive hoarding, is...

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Conduct Disorder

Watch your thoughts; they become words.  Watch your words; they become actions.  Watch your actions; they become habits.  Watch your habits; they become character.  Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.  ~Unknown In Part One of this three part series on behavior disorders most often diagnosed in childhood or...

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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)   "The stigma affects providers and patients.  The treatment is perceived by the public as brutal. Undoubtedly people don't receive the treatment, because...

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Our Brain-Scrubbing System

  Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub; and who do you think they be? – Nursery Rhyme   We have known for quite some time that too little sleep can really deplete your brain’s energy, but scientists have really never understood why.  That is until a recently published study conducted by Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, director of the...

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