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Day 12: Michael Cornwall on Being Present to "Madness"

The future of mental health interview series continues with Michael Cornwall on being present to "madness."

The Postpartum Depression Screening Wars: Is PPD "Real"?

By Claudia M Gold M.D. on January 29, 2016 in Child in Mind
Can we take a close look at the issue of postpartum depression screening in all its complexity in striving for the best outcome for children and families?

The Consequences of Playing Playfully

By Bernard L. De Koven on January 29, 2016 in On Having Fun
Is being playful good for you? Just being playful? For no reason other than the fun of it?

Unhinged. The Complete Story

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 29, 2016 in How To Do Life
A story about obsessive-compulsive disorder.

A Guest in Quiet

By G.A. Bradshaw PhD, PhD on January 28, 2016 in Bear in Mind
What rattlesnakes teach us about the grace and dignity of being reptile.

5 Ways to Flourish at Work

Researchers suggest that our workplaces have much to gain and much to offer by helping us to cultivate wellbeing.

How to Issue a Relationship Ultimatum

By Shawn T. Smith Psy.D. on January 28, 2016 in Ironshrink
One partner doesn’t want to be cornered into a decision; the other doesn’t want to be stuck in limbo. Here’s one way to find resolution.

They Ridiculed My Big Ears, So I Killed Them

By Izzy Kalman on January 28, 2016 in Resilience to Bullying
One of Canada's worst shootings occurred last week in La Loche, Saskatchewan. A teenager killed 4 people and injured 7, apparently because his ears were ridiculed. How can we help?

Day 11: Monica Cassani on Beyond Meds: Everything Matters

The future of mental health interview series continues with Monica Cassani on Beyond Meds: Everything Matters.

The Unshakeable Power of Rumor

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on January 28, 2016 in Mental Mishaps
Have you heard the latest? When we hear rumors, we make guesses and draw conclusions. But can we correct our mistaken beliefs when we receive more accurate information?

Achieving Happiness: Advice from Pascal

Pascal wants us to consider the big questions of life and give them the attention and deep thought that they deserve.

Binge-Watching: If You're Feeling Ashamed, Get Over it

Binge watching describes watching multiple episodes of a TV show in one sitting. There is nothing wrong with it, so if you’re feeling ashamed of yourself, get over it. Here's why.

How to Carve Out Space for Your Child's Unique Strengths

By Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D. on January 28, 2016 in Joyful Parenting
Here are a few ways to pinpoint a child's unique strengths and creatively "make room for them" in a busy day.

Sleeping Together: The Intimacy of Sharing a Bed

By Isadora Alman MFT on January 28, 2016 in Sex & Sociability
Intimacy takes many forms. Sharing a bed for sleep is one of them.

What Is This Thing Called Love?

By Saul Levine M.D. on January 28, 2016 in Our Emotional Footprint
A world without love is a barren place. We have all searched, yearned, loved, even lost. Pop songs, classical and pulp literature, great and kitschy art capture love's essence.

Eggshell Relationships

By Joe Navarro M.A. on January 28, 2016 in Spycatcher
How can you recognize an emotionally unstable personality before he or she harms you?

8 (Simple) Ways to Reduce Your Daily Stress

Although daily hassles are not as extreme as serious life events, research shows they affect us even more.

How Can You Stay Cool When Your Kid Acts Up?

In the heat of the moment, we're in fight, flight or freeze. And when we're in "fight", our child looks like the enemy.

What's Happening With Barbie's Body?

Have you seen the new cover of Time Magazine about Barbie's new shape? Here's what it means for parents.

Savvy Shoppers Seeking Sex

By Jesse Marczyk on January 28, 2016 in Pop Psych
How prices for prostitution can inform hypotheses of mate preferences

Everyday Delusions of Success

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on January 28, 2016 in The Human Beast
Clinical delusions involve a sharp break with reality. Delusions of everyday living are milder. They are a mark of psychological health and well-being.
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On Religion, Sanders and Clinton Differ Sharply

By David Niose on January 28, 2016 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have many differences, but few are more prominent that the religious contrast.

The New Dietary Guidelines Highlight Limiting Sugar

By Nicole Avena Ph.D. on January 28, 2016 in Food Junkie
How do you limit your sugar intake if you don't know where it's hidden?
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Who's On Your Crew?

By Madelyn Blair Ph.D. on January 28, 2016 in Resilient Leadership
How do resilient leaders cultivate a go-to team that can advance and challenge their thinking?

Your Status as a Single Person Is a Diversity Issue

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 28, 2016 in Living Single
Here's why unmarried status is a diversity issue. In this article, I focus on the workplace.

Unhinged, Part 1

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 28, 2016 in How To Do Life
A story about obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Triggering Happiness Hormones In A Society in Turmoil

By Carol S. Pearson Ph.D. on January 27, 2016 in The Hero Within
Ever feel lost, despairing, angry, and searching for answers? I have, and found some answers through learning how to trigger my body's joy hormones.

My Postpartum Surprise Guest

Finally, a plan to prevent postpartum depression

Prisons Perpetuate Trauma in Female Inmates

Perpetrators of sexual violence in prisons are often prison staff, and their crimes are going unpunished.

No More Sex Until...

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on January 27, 2016 in Fighting Fear
A common, although largely ignored, problem for some couples is how to have sex with the children still awake. I offer a solution.