What to do for a friend in pain

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Dear Dr. Gottlieb I have just learned that a person with whom I was very close in years past (I was maid of honor in her wedding MANY years... Read more

Schizophrenia and "the soloist"

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Hello Dr. Dan, I watched the movie, “The Soloist” tonight about Steve Lopez’ relationship with Nathaniel Ayers, the inspirational... Read more

Compassion fatigue

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Dear Dr. Dan, I've been facing a very painful realization about the impact my work is having on me. I counsel cancer patients both in person... Read more

Cost of compassion

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Dear Dr. Dan Gottlieb,A few months ago I heard part of your show on the topic of caring and sympathetic doctors. The part of the show I heard... Read more

The cost of following one's heart

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Dear Dan, I have been married for 20 years and the majority of them have been unhappy. My husband has been controlling and unloving. And we... Read more

Ethics of leaving a marriage

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A friend of mine was in an abusive (physically and verbally) marriage. AFTER the husband suffered brain injury in an accident, she discovered... Read more

Posttraumatic growth

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When we think about the impact of trauma, we usually think about how it causes posttraumatic stress disorder or depression. But an emerging... Read more

harsh self judgement

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A follow up question to your column on harsh self judgment: how do we learn to differentiate between inappropriate self criticism and the genuine... Read more