Abdullah Sallaj

September 19, 2023

What might keep us stuck?

Let us consider two modes of relating in childhood – sickness and health. More than mere states, sickness and health form relational dynamics between parent and […]
July 17, 2023

Morality is best understood as ‘equilibrium’

The Beginnings of Morality Our complex philosophies of morality and justice have humble beginnings. Long before we can articulate principles of right and wrong, or even […]
May 6, 2023

How does hypermobility impact our mental and physical health?

Some time ago, we attempted an alternate understanding when approaching particular treatment-resistant depressed and anxious patients frequenting our psychiatry clinic. Their symptoms extended beyond the psychological, […]
February 10, 2023

Before we medicate, hydrate.

It never fails to impress; the number of individuals who seek medical consultation for diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders only to realize that many of […]
November 21, 2022

Thriving in the outer world depends on the knowledge of the inner world

Thriving in the outer world depends on the knowledge of the inner world Reference video: The One Subject You Really Need to Study: Your Own Childhood […]
November 12, 2022

We can think of our personality development through our use of archetypes and fantasy

One of the most studied aspects of human nature is how our experiences shape who we are today. Although it may be impossible to fully know, […]
October 8, 2022

Prides can be our anti-depressants and anti-developments

What we find prideful can serve as safe thought nooks during quiet moments. If experiences with love are fraught with mixed signals, then there won’t be […]
August 31, 2022

Through a relationship of seriousness and play, generations interact with one another.

Let’s assume two margins of behavior in the animal kingdom: 1) the behaviors that lead to satisfying hunger, and, 2) the behaviors that come after hunger […]
July 23, 2022

Understanding SSRIs more deeply

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, SSRIs, are medications that block serotonin from degradation. This allows a higher amount of serotonin to stay around for longer, acting as […]