Dr James Alexander, PhD- author
                 'The Hidden Psychology of Pain', &
                 'GETTING THE Z's YOU WANT'

Crisis? What Crisis?
More people in the U.S now die from prescribed pain killers than from car accidents- read the story. Worrying trend- Australia follows suit with a 15 fold increase in deaths from 50 times more pain medication scripts written in the last decade. Time for an alternative yet?
See an interview (below) with Dr James, discussing chronic pain.

Pharmacogenomics

The science which is able to explain why one psychoactive drug may be helpful to one person, and harmful to another. Pharmacogenomics is the study of the interaction between genetic factors and drugs such as antidepressants, alcohol, cannabis, etc. See video presentation by clicking here.

EFT

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a self-help strategy of tapping on acupuncture points while focusing on an issue you are wanting to address. It has research evidence in regards to a range of presenting problems, eg. anxiety, sleep problems. Clicking here will take you to two video presentations which explain the nature of EFT, explanations of possible mechanisms, and applications for anxiety and sleep.

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                                                Cutting Edge Psychology

One of the initial claims in 'The Hidden Psychology of Pain' is that the propositions being put forward throughout the book can be supported by current scientific research. Examples of such research, and other items of interest, are offered below.