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Apathy: The Health Draining Cycle

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Are you losing interest in life? Do you have a longer-than-normal case of the blahs? Beware the danger of apathy.
Air Date: 5/20/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: LeslieBeth Wish, EdD, MSS
Dr. LeslieBeth Wish is a nationally honored psychologist and licensed clinical social worker, specializing in women's issues in love, life, and work. For QualityHealth.com, a top ten health site, she writes an expert column and serves on their Medical Advisory Board.

She has long been concerned about women's self-defeating behaviors in love, life and work. The National Association of Social Workers has named her as One of Fifty in the Field, and she is the subject of biographical entries in many of the Marquis Who's Who. Dr. Wish has been quoted widely as an expert for publications such as Women's Health, Self and More.

Dr. Wish first came to prominence for her pioneering research and work with women's hidden obstacles to career development. That research sparked her growing concern about why today's career-minded women are often smart about work but not love. Her clients wanted answers to questions such as: Why does my man seem so different now from how he was in the beginning? Why can't I recover easily from emotional hurts? So, she began a five-year research project to learn and then help these successful women. Soon to be published are a pair of self-help books that discuss the surprising findings, and offer innovative exercises and advice. The main book, Smart Relationships, will be published by New Horizon Press in June/July. The companion book, The Love Adventures of Almost Smart Cookie, follows the love mistakes of her cartoon character Cookie, a successful attorney. Each of the 52 cartoon strips is based on a key finding, and includes three tips. It will be available soon on Amazon.
Apathy: The Health Draining Cycle
Are you losing interest in life? Do you have a longer-than-normal case of the blahs? Are you anxious when you go to sleep and still anxious when you wake up? Is your sex life lacking?

It might be more than the every day stresses of being an individual or a parent in this day and age. It might be apathy.

Apathy is one of the most under-diagnosed conditions, and a precursor to depression. Apathy can not only affect your mental and emotional health, but your physical health as well.

Join special guest, Dr. LeslieBeth Wish, as she shares some of the warning signs of apathy, as well as what you can do if you're feeling down-and-out.

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