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It’s OK If Your Holidays Aren’t Merry and Bright

When Cecelia’s husband passed away without warning on December 7, she told her children that she had no interest in celebrating Christmas that year. “Christmas Eve was our day,” she said, and it wouldn’t be right to host a celebration while coping with such a great loss. Her family thought...

Head and Heart: Take Care of Yourself on Valentine’s Day

Heart-shaped candy, jewelry advertisements, and a seeming shortage on red roses can only mean one thing: Valentine’s Day. While there is no shortage of love in the air, holidays can be more anxiety-inducing than joyful for many—and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Ads for high-end products implying...

Video: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Hosted by Elsa Ronningstam, PhD, McLean Hospital. Narcissistic personality disorder is a grossly misunderstood mental health disorder. This webinar focuses on clarifying the condition of disordered narcissism—the internal and external functioning in people who struggle with this disorder—and...

Elsa Ronningstam, PhD

Elsa Ronningstam, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in the Gunderson Outpatient Program and the Adult Outpatient Services at McLean Hospital, and an associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. She is also a psychoanalyst and member of the...