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...



“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...


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...


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...


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...