You said in a previous column that there are different self-help techniques for anxiety reduction. I could use some help with my anxiety. Can you please discuss some of these?
Ask Dr. Alan: More About Change
Your article on Change was very interesting, but I find it difficult, if not impossible, to make certain changes. Is there a technique for accomplishing necessary changes?
Ask Dr. Alan: Unintentional meanness?
A long term friend has lately become mean-spirited. Many of his friends agree and some have even told him he’s being mean. We all think the lockdown has affected him. He is very social and is probably feeling the distancing more than others. How do we deal with him? Do we write him off or confront him?
Soft Drink Health Impacts and Recent Mexican Regulations
It is a fact that soft drink consumption affects health. Several national and international scientific studies have found that people who frequently consume soft drinks can develop obesity, type-2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, tooth
Mental Health: Ask Dr. Alan – Do I have Depression?
I find myself to be sad about all the terrible situations regarding the Covid virus that I hear about on TV or read in my hometown newspaper. I've even burst into tears after reading about someone I knew, but certainly wasn't close to. Do I have depression?
Ask Dr. Alan: Wearing a Mask Vs Not Wearing It
I have been fastidious in keeping the virus away, but not everyone seems to care. The other day I stepped outdoors, with my mask on, to take out the trash. My long time neighbor and friend was outside with no mask on. She smiled, began chatting and walking over to me. I put my arm out and asked her to keep her distance. Her expression changed immediately, waving her arms, she turned around and walked away. Was I rude to her?