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Stories by Paul Mountjoy

Paul Mountjoy is a Virginia based psychotherapist and writer.

Holocaust survivors understand the true meaning of Independence Day

VIRGINIA, July 21, 2014 — As John and Sophia Oord sat in their kitchen recounting growing up under German Nazi rule, John was factually spot on with his memory of detailed events, as was Sophia. But Sophia took a little urging from her granddaughter Tina, because Sophia would rather “forget all this Dutch and Nazi stuff.” ...

Senior and elderly depression

VIRGINIA, June 25, 2014 — Of the 35 million Americans aged 65 years or older, at least 6.5 million suffer depression. The majority of those with symptoms of depression have experienced the disorder over their lifetime, but others begin their ordeal in later years of life. Older folks have unique circumstances that may trigger depression. ...

New medications found effective in treating schizophrenia

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 — Schizophrenia, a long misunderstood mental disease, now has two new treatments that can greatly help those afflicted to live a better quality of life. One treatment is a long used medicine for gastric reflux or GERD and was discovered at the University of Helsinki by a study teamed by Professor ...

Are you a social deviant?

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2014 — All of us have wondered why we are not accepted in a particular clique, social group or social order and privately thought we may be socially awkward or exhibit undesirable behavior that could make us social deviants. This may or not be true, but in most cases, when encountering rejection ...

Does dirty money make us ill?

VIRGINIA, April 24, 2014 —A comprehensive yet unpublished study at New York University called the “Dirty Money Project” has revealed that currency — one dollar bills for this study — has up to 3,000 types of bacteria on each note. Only 20 percent of microorganisms can currently be identified because of the non-human DNA discovered ...