Boston, MA For Immediate Release According to a recent Veteran’s Department study, more than 20 veterans and active duty personnel commit suicide each day.  A prior VA study put that number closer to 22. The toll of military service could not be starker than the way it manifests in those men and women who come […]

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Posted: October 15, 2019 in: Depression, Faith, Health, Natural Remedies, Personal Empowerment


Over half of those who suffer with depression do not respond adequately to medications [].  In addition, many others suffer side effects from antidepressants, including weight gain, sleep problems or sexual dysfunction.  For this reason, vitamins and other supplements that have antidepressant activity are becoming more and more important.  One such supplement is fisetin. Fiseten […]

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Posted: October 10, 2019 in: Depression, Health, Natural Remedies


There are lots of people out there who need a bit of encouragement.  And, sometimes, just one thought can turn the tide in favor of fighting a little harder or having a bit more hope.  So I’m going to let you in on one question I share with clients of mine who seem ready to […]

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Posted: September 25, 2019 in: Faith, Personal Empowerment


It was not a good day, in a string of not very good days. I had been battling a series of bizarre legal cases that had made headlines and were weighing me down.  I wish I could say, otherwise, but I’m not entirely immune to worrying about what others think of me, even when I know […]

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Posted: September 17, 2019 in: Faith

Rebirth In This Lifetime

Rebirth is not something I associate only with life after death, nor only with the Christian notion of being “born again.” I see rebirth happening in my counseling clients’ lives all the time, as they achieve new understandings of the ways in which earlier chapters in their life histories have unconsciously limited them and then begin […]

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Posted: September 9, 2019 in: Faith


Somehow, the idea of talking to yourself got a bad reputation as a sign of mental instability.  Think of the television stereotype of the afflicted fellow mumbling to himself at the bus stop. But the truth is that talking to yourself can be a very powerful way to fight anxiety and depression and set the […]

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Posted: September 2, 2019 in: Natural Remedies

Moses: Personal Empowerment Personified

In the Book of Exodus, Moses encounters a burning bush that was engulfed in flames and, yet, not consumed by them.  It is here that God anoints Moses to go to the Pharaoh and lead the Israelites out of slavery, to the Promised Land. You may not have applied the story to your own life, […]

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Posted: August 21, 2019 in: Personal Empowerment


Years ago, I treated an elderly woman who was sent to me because her feet burned relentlessly, from her ankles to the tips of her toes. She could hardly walk. She wept from the pain. I wrote about this woman, previously [], but my latest work, as a spiritual counselor and life coach, has made […]

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Posted: August 7, 2019 in: Faith

How Could Psychiatry and Psychology Forget About Faith?

Here’s an interesting fact: During my four years of medical school and four years of psychiatry residency training, the total number of hours devoted to spirituality and faith were . . . zero. That’s right, not a single hour was devoted to exploring the place of faith in overcoming medical illness or psychological suffering. That’s […]

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Posted: July 29, 2019 in: Faith

Starting a New Chapter of Your Life Story

Getting a start-up off the ground is something I know about. I launched a medical company and a charity fundraising company, amongst others. And I’ve noticed that the process has a lot in common with launching the next phase of your life. I think “starting up” is a three step process. • Coming up with […]

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Posted: July 18, 2019 in: Personal Empowerment

Even Fictional Stories Need to Tell the Truth

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. –Pablo Picasso One of the joys of writing my six psychological thrillers, featuring forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger was when my editor would say, “I don’t know if Frank […]

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Posted: July 12, 2019 in: Uncategorized

Human Beings as Works of Art

In my view, being human means having the capacity to experience and to give love (often, through a miracle called human empathy) and to reason and make choices. It also means having the opportunity to embrace the truth about oneself, including one’s life story, back to its early chapters, in order to make sense of […]

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Posted: July 12, 2019 in: Faith, Personal Empowerment

Dr. Keith Ablow on Founding The Ablow Center

For more than 25 years, I provided concierge-level psychiatry services to adults and adolescents across the United States and around the world. Other than the use of medications, the heart of that work was helping my clients look at their lives honestly and replace unhealthy patterns of behavior, thought and emotion with ones that were […]

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Posted: July 8, 2019 in: Uncategorized

Natural Remedies Are Key to Treating Depression, Anxiety and More

After 25 years practicing psychiatry, I am now fully embracing the power of vitamin, amino acid and herbal remedies to alleviate severely low mood, anxiety, sleeplessness and difficulty concentrating.  The data on the impact of these holistic treatments cannot be denied. Consider just this:  Scientific trials have shown that the antidepressant effects of Curcumin, a […]

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Posted: March 21, 2019 in: Depression, Health, Natural Remedies