Dr. Paula Bloom Clinical Psychologist This Emotional Life - PBS

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  1. Georgia psychological license
  2. Doctoral degrees

Dr. Paula Bloom

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Dr. Bloom, is a practicing clinical psychologist, speaker, and frequent contributor to CNN. Through her training and work on suicide hotlines, community mental health centers, and medical and psychiatric units, Dr. Bloom quickly realized that she knew far more about mental illness than mental health. Her focus has now shifted to helping individuals struggling with psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder to go beyond their diagnosis and find a greater sense of productivity, purpose, and meaning in their lives. Dr. Bloom believes that all of us have a limited amount of mental health “capital,” and often very little emotional “overdraft” protection. She challenges us to consider which thoughts and behaviors we can afford, and to abandon those old patterns that drain us.

Dr. Bloom earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University and lives in Atlanta with her husband and children.

Dr. Paula Bloom's Content

The toxic (and intoxicating) effects of resentment

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • Colombia is a country with frequent kidnappings, often with tragic results.Such was the case of a father who reported his 11-month-old son kidnapped, then ...

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Boo! Enjoying Roller Coasters and Surviving Panic Attacks

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • Last weekend as we walked around the Halloween section picking out costumes, I wondered how it is that my kids, who insist on sleeping with a night-light ...

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Accessing faith through treating depression

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • “I don’t believe in medication, I have faith and just need to be more connected to God.” I hear this a lot. Faith and spirituality can be powerful sources ...

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Mental Ophthalmology

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • WARNING: This post is one extended metaphor and may illicit a strong “yes I get it, move on” reaction. Proceed with caution.Last week I picked up my new ...

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Am I depressed or just deep?

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • Yes. I admit it. I am a recovering angry youth. The symptoms of this disorder include wearing a disproportionate amount of black, having an inner adolescent ...

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Worry vs. Anxiety

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • When I was invited to be a blogger for PBS.org, as part of the upcoming series This Emotional Life, I was so honored and excited. Once those feelings wore ...

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