Dr. Elaine Ducharme

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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog: April 15, 2019 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

I am always fascinated by what each month is designated to celebrate. April, like most months is designated for numerous causes. One of them is Sexual Assault Awareness. It was first established in April 2001. Given the recent publicity about sexual assaults and the #metoo movement I felt it was an...
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Accepting Self & Others

Dr, Elaine Ducharme was in studio to chat with Allan , Mike & Mary about being accepting ourselves and others. www.drelaineducharme.com Elaine Ducharme Ph.D, ABPP Board Certified in Clinical Psychology Licensed Psychologist 17 Parker Terrace Ext Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone 860-633-8962
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog: Recognizing Alcohol Use Disorder April 1, 2019

April is Alcohol Awareness month. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, in 2012, an estimated 7.2 percent of American adults aged 18 and older, approximately 17 million people, had a diagnosable alcohol use disorder. Men have alcohol use disorder almost twice as often...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog March 24, 2019 Body Image

Although the weather is still rather variable, spring has actually arrived. We will soon be wearing lighter clothes, fewer layers, shorts and before we know it, swimsuit season will be here. That thought terrifies many, especially women. We live in a photoshopped world where the people we want to...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog March 18, 2019 Responding to Yet Another Mass Murder

When I was a kid, there were times I got mad at or disagreed with people. I might have sulked, complained to someone or been irritable. But, never, ever would the thought of hurting, let alone killing someone I didn’t agree with have entered my mind. And yet, today, in the United States, the...
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Dr. Elaine Ducharme Podcast for March 7th, 2019

Dr. Elaine Ducharme stopped by to vist Allan, Mike & Mary to discuss the evolution of psychological guideines for men. Take a listen to the podcast below!
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Memory March 4, 2019

Time magazine periodically has special issues on interesting topics. A recent edition focused on memory. The introduction began with a quote by Eileen Daspin…” From an evolutionary point of view, it comes down to survival of the fittest. He who endures remembers where the food is and where the...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog February 25, 2019 Fear of Aging:

This may sound strange to some. However, for most people, psychological well-being increases later in life, following a well-known U-shaped curve: people report less satisfaction in midlife and more at either end of the age spectrum. Paradoxically, though, suicide rates also rise sharply. Older...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Internet Gaming…when is it a problem February 18, 2019

So many parents tell me their kids are spending hours playing games on the computer. They ask “how much is too much?”. They also tell me they feel good that their child is often communicating with other friends while they play. Many have felt this is a social activity and therefore not harmful...
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Dr. Elaine Ducharme:Healthy Relationships

Dr. Elaine Ducharme stopped by to visit Allan, Mike & Mary to discuss Healthy Relationships just in time for Valentines Day! Take a listen to the podcast below!
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