- Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
- August 01
- Clinical Psychologist
- Dr. Jacqueline B. Sallade
- Only child of holocaust survivors from Eastern and Central Europe, grew up in Phila., Central PA, and NYC (2nd home). Psychologist since 1970 working with children and adults in wide variety of selttings, including schools, hospital, courts, private office, and prisons.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Life Is Bizarre-Dr. Jackie's
Mental Health Moment
December 18, 2013 08:48PM
- Bad Parenting-Dr. Jackie's
Mental Health Moment
December 17, 2013 08:17PM
- Dreams-Dr. Jackie's Mental
December 14, 2013 06:23PM
- Holiday Spirit-Dr. Jackie's
Mental Health Moment
December 13, 2013 03:09PM
- Observing-Dr. Jackie's Mental
December 10, 2013 09:13PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “The Pope says
homosexuality is wrong, though
not in any way
- “You have a right to be
public when you feel like it
private when you want,
- “I think the truth of
life and it's fragility is a
in a way because it
- “Yes, this child is not a
victim of abuse snd will most
December 18, 2013 01:16PM
- “She had to stay near the
gate, but they could have done
fun game like
December 17, 2013 08:32PM
There we are, lounging around the condo pool in Florida, loving up the sun and blue sky, when along comes a fellow pool user. Happens he's from PA, too, about 2 hours from us in the Poconos. We've seen his hobby hot dog stand in that scenic town.
Of all… Read full post »
I was in an American East coast airport watching a little kid of around 3 or 4 years old running around the gate, yelling loudly, and generally playing and fooling around for fun. Lots of travelers rolled their eyes. The mom, probably in her 20's, was annoyed and kept yelling at him… Read full post »
Maybe it's the season or just my interest in individuality, but I've been noticing the kind of dreams and goals people have lately, patients, friends, media people, anyone. Here are some types which prevail in abundance.
1. The Walter Mitty dream, so-named after a story by James Thurber which my gene… Read full post »
Watch out for psychological research!
NPR had a little report today about winter, including the holiday season, NOT correlating especially positively with depression. However, the cold and busy season does correlate possitively with pressure and stress, the studies cited admit. However, suicide… Read full post »
I spent many hours on airplanes and in airports today. Besides being a psychologist, I pride myself on being a natural sociological participant observer. Lots of people are. All it means is that I'm a people-watcher. (Sometimes, there's conversation involved, too.) It's fun, interesting, educational,… Read full post »
Deck the halls with boughs of follies,
'Tis the season for toys and dollies,
Unless you don't have friends and family,
Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah.
Then you can feel sad and gloomy,
Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah.
Or abuse yourself wit… Read full post »
A lot of lists pervade the internet about the characteristics, decisions, and language of strong women. They use such words as "assertive," "aggressive," and "self-respect." Some of the women I know who embrace strength, power and leadership are, indeed, in good relationships and some can't ever seem… Read full post »
It never ceases to amaze me when the person I think has it all presents at least one big problem. Does anyone have a perfect life or no problems? I'm trying really hard to think of someone.
One person I know has a fantastic long marriage, beautiful appearance and personality,… Read full post »
I suffered a knee injury as a result of overextending my leg when running. It pushed the knee fat pad against the nerves, causing mucho pain for 6 wks. First, I could hardly walk. Then, I could walk a bit but not bend my knee for stairs, bicycle, or elliptical without… Read full post »
'Tis the season of giving. So many ways to do it. Chanukah-one day at a time, sometimes in multiples of 18 (the lucky number, which looks like and spells "life"), especially when it's money that's given; the pile of Christmas gits, big and small; and donations to charity or charitable giving… Read full post »
People get remarried in their elder years and rarely share their finances evenly at that point, especially when there's a big discrepancy in assets or income, and heirs. Yet, that situation causes great stress when one partner starts expecting more inheritence or giving than the other partner origina… Read full post »
Here's a little list of some really badly managed health "care" staring me in the face lately:
1. A doctor allowed his resident to remove warts without his supervision, causing much greater scarring than necessary, then popped in to chat up the patient, so as to charge appropriately for making an… Read full post »
My generation of baby boomers had a fairly straight-line path to productivity. We made our parents proud, usually, by going right to college and then grad school, into a career and marriage, and succeeded . Some took a detour into the 1970's hippie, commune, drugs scene or became community organizers… Read full post »
There's a man ranting and raving at traffic, proclaiming every slow, equivocal driver, "stupid idiot," getting red in the face as his blood pressure rises and exposing his wife to his vile temper. He hurts. He's hating his own weakness and powerlessness and trying to experience some power in proclaim… Read full post »
Back in the old days, two generations ago, we psychologists referred to people who clung on to dysfunctional patterns of behaviour as "neurotic." Since then, we've become more specific about various kinds of personality disorders and compulsions . However, there are those patients, rare in my practic… Read full post »
I had an interesting conversation with a friend today about philanthropists we know. The best ones really don't dole out money to anyone in need who comes their way. They make them "prove" that their gift won't be wasted.
If the man is in jail and has four kids to four… Read full post »
I talked with a few business executives lately, especially a friend of mine in a hgh position in his industry. There's so much insecurity, so much turnover, so much drama and turmoil, and need I say stress. Here are some conclusions I'm gleaning. Lots of top execs don't practice these beh… Read full post »
If we've grown up with fighting as part of the everyday scenario, it's hard to relaize that it's not healthy. That's true especially when there was an alternation between fighting and real acceptance, protection, dependency/codependency and even love.
However, good healthy love isn't fighting. L… Read full post »
Two parents, one overdisciplines the child and the other plays "best friend," letting the child have too much control and get away with too much. It's the balance of nature. Each confuses and frightens the child, one afraid of what the other has to offer. The disciplinarian overdoes it and begets… Read full post »
I'm running in China, having a wonderful time, and wham!, ouch!, something's wrong with my leg. It won't do what I say. The old runner's maxim, "just run through the pain," goes through my mind, so I run a little anyway, unevenly, then hobble back, walking slowly to my hotel. Then, bending… Read full post »
Many people I see count among the uninsured. Now, many more lost their insurance and have since discontinued their psychotropic meds. It's back to suicidal voices for one 40-year old man, back to a blank stare for a young girl and back to high anxiety and panic attacks for a teenager… Read full post »
In therapy, it is common for someone to hone down on one little piece of their personal history, one memory, something a person told them, something seen, even a thought or a dream, which became the nugget, the seed, for an important part of who they are now. I remember a… Read full post »
Everyone's critical of government programs lately, including me. The new health insurance program is so poorly organized. The people who need it most don't have a computer, don't know how to access the ACA account, don't understand the law and will remain uninsured unless someone walks them thro… Read full post »
A mother looks her daughter in the face with the evil eye and forces an apology for something minor, something the daughter will forget. She repeats, "Look at me and say it," harshly, demanding subservience. The daughter cowers and concedes, learning fear, insecurity and hatred. She's eight year… Read full post »
I wasn't going to post from China, where I'm visiting my son,who is busy organizing the EU film festival. I met his fiancée and totally understsnd why he loves her. Now, I do, too. Life is good. So, what brings me to thoughtsof death, legacy, and aging? Maybe surviving a bout… Read full post »