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Why People Become Depressed at Christmas

By Ray Williams on November 23, 2011 in Wired for Success
According to the National Institute of Health, Christmas is the time of year that many people experience a high incidence of depression.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Proven Effectiveness

By Robert L Leahy Ph.D. on November 23, 2011 in Anxiety Files
A recent ill-informed attack on cognitive behavioral therapy characterizes this approach in simplistic and misleading terms. Our patients deserve treatments that work—treatments that have empirical support. CBT is that treatment.

How the Dog Became the Dog

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 23, 2011 in Animal Emotions
"How the dog Became the Dog" is the book to read if you're interested in the long relationship between dogs and us. Drawing on a vast amount of data, Mark Derr shows, with admirable humility, how shared sociability and curiosity drew wolves and humans together resulting in a close and enduring relationship of cooperation and mutual utility.

Colorful Crucifer: A Brain-Building Purple Potion

By Drew Ramsey M.D. on November 23, 2011 in The Farmacy
This year, give thanks for a better brain! Farmacy Brainfood Prescription: Purple Cauliflower

The Varieties of Religious Therapy: Buddhism

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on November 23, 2011 in In Therapy
Today I give thanks for the twelfth of twelve VRT interviews. I'm pleased to present Buddhist psychologist and author of "The Lost Art of Compassion," Dr. Lorne Ladner.

Remember the Dog That Doesn't Bark

By Gretchen Rubin on November 23, 2011 in The Happiness Project
This week’s resolution is to Remember the dog that doesn't bark. (Spoiler alert: I talk about how Sherlock Holmes solves the crime described in "Silver Blaze".)

¿Qué Es Comer Conscientemente? (10 Tips for Eating Mindfully)

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on November 23, 2011 in Comfort Cravings
¿Qué es comer conscientemente? (10 Tips for Eating Mindfully in Spanish) If you would like this in a FREE handout form, please go to

Giving Thanks by Giving Back

By Marietta McCarty on November 23, 2011 in Life Saving Philosophy
How about returning generosity to one who has sent it your way? What about recycling generosity, giving it back and thereby giving thanks? Let's look to Kenya and Wangari Maathai, the hummingbird....

Mother Doesn't Always Know Best

As a parent, it's your job to be a positive role model for your child, right? But when "experts,"are constantly reminding you of your child's deficiencies, it's hard to accomplish that. For many special parents, there comes a time when we should stop listening to what the experts say and listen to the person who really knows best -- the child.

Enjoying Your Family on Thanksgiving: 3 Keys to Making It Work

By Marcia Eckerd Ph.D. on November 22, 2011 in People Skills
You can enjoy your family on Thanksgiving, without having everyone be perfect.

The Neuroscience of Holiday Shopping

Learn the secrets that retailers use to make you shop and how to avoid holiday buyers' remorse.

Our Revolution and Yours, Part One

By George Davis on November 22, 2011 in Modern Melting Pot
As Dr. King learned from Gandhi, maybe you in OWS can learn from Dr King?

Coping with Holiday Health

The holidays are a time of family togetherness, and for the typical family, that often means plenty of holiday food and lots of time spent together. But for families coping with eating disorders, holiday meals can so often be more of a struggle than a celebration.

Daily Porn May Not Be Good for Your Mental Health

By Kevin B Skinner Ph.D. on November 22, 2011 in Inside Porn Addiction
How exactly does a daily dose of porn influence a persons mental health? My research with more than 400 men reveals that individuals who view porn everyday are experiencing elevated levels of depression.

Restore Yourself to Your Factory Default Settings

By Peter Bregman on November 22, 2011 in How We Work
When you unplug and wait for a minute, you restore yourself to your factory default settings, which for most of us tends to be generous, open-hearted, creative, connected, and hopeful. That makes us more likely to be effective when we plug back in.

The Stigma of Depression: Mea Culpa

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on November 22, 2011 in Thinking About Kids
The prejudice we hold again people with mental illnesses like depression comes out in subtle ways.

Recovered Anorexic Mom Gives Thanks for Baby Boy

By Jennifer Haupt on November 22, 2011 in One True Thing
Ten years ago, Shani Raviv admitted to herself that she had anorexia nervosa and began her healing process. This month, she became a mother. Here's her essay, giving thanks for the baby she thought she'd never have.

Did the Kennedys Need Friends?

With siblings like these, who needs friends?

What Do We Make of Police Violence in Student and Civilian Protests?

By guest blogger Ricardo Mendoza Lepe: In the wake of the Occupy Wall-Street (OWS) movement, there has been a lot of criticism of police beatings of students and civilians. Thanks to technology, videos can be seen all over the Internet about of police officers beating and pepper-spraying protesters. As we watch in horror....