Ask Dr. B
Each week, Dr. Bengtson answers reader questions about things of interest to them.
Blog posts detailing each question and answer are listed below.
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“Is it grief or something more?” That’s a question I’m often asked as a board certified clinical neuropsychologist. Everyone grieves differently. Do you know the signs and symptoms to watch for when grief progresses into depression? Learn more here.
I’m thankful for depression. Sometimes it’s difficult to see the redemptive side of situations while we are in the middle of the mess, but that’s exactly where our faith has an opportunity to grow.
Life and circumstances can be hard. Do you ever forget to breathe? Do you have to be reminded to take a breath? In those difficult circumstances, where do you place your focus and find peace?
I’ve been paying attention recently to comments that people make. I have found it’s both an advantage and a disadvantage to being a psychologist. I am always paying attention to everything around me. I’m always paying attention to what people say, and to what they...
When life is hard, it can leave us feeling spent and our emotions turned upside down. What do you do when your emotions are raw? Who do you turn to when your friends don’t understand the circumstances you’re facing?
We all have storms in life—whether they are literal storms like hurricanes, or figurative storms like relationship difficulties, or health crises, or financial woes. The Bible warns us that the storms, the trials, will come. No one is exempt. How do we get through them? Read more for hope in the midst of the storm.
Have the words of another ever wounded you and made you feel unloved and unwanted? Or, rejected and alone? Where do you go from there? The truth is there’s Someone who will always love you despite your flaws. Read more here.
Jesus called each of us to a life walking and serving in His presence. The same Biblical life instructions He gave to the disciples, He gave to us as well. Read more for 5 Important Biblical Life Instructions from Jesus.
Have you ever momentarily dropped your guard and lost your way? The story would end there were it not for God’s grace and mercy. He supplies our strength.
Early one morning, I sensed God whisper to my heart, “what part of be anxious for nothing are you struggling with?” Well, pretty much EVERY thing was causing me to worry and fret. God has a way of pointing to the heart of a matter. Are you struggling not to worry or be anxious? Want the secret for resting in God’s peace?
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