There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. on January 31, 2019 in Making Meaning
The video game industry and gamers have objected to the addition of a new gaming disorder diagnosis in the ICD-11. Do they have a point?
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on January 30, 2019 in All About Addiction
If you think harm reduction means giving needles to heroin addicts so they keep using, read this to learn about some people changing the world.
By Christopher Bergland on January 20, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research identifies three quick and easy writing exercises that can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness.
By Neighborhood Psychiatry on January 16, 2019 in Psychiatry for the People
Research shows normalization of a key neurotransmitter in anxiety and depression, connecting yoga and breath practice with clinical improvements.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on January 06, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
A youth was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for a friend's overdose.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in Tech Happy Life
Why do our screens seem irresistible? The "Vegas Effect" is one of the reasons. Through understanding, resistance is not futile.
By David Rettew M.D. on December 27, 2018 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
A recently published review paper summarizes what is currently known about the potential risks and benefits of caffeine use in youth.
By Jennifer M Weiss M.D. on December 23, 2018 in Women in Medicine
Expectation management is a critical tool to leverage in the opioid epidemic.
By John F. Kelly Ph.D. on December 21, 2018 in Addiction & Recovery 101
Managing holiday parties with guests who are in recovery.
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in Think, Act, Be
More people are turning to cannabis as a way to manage overwhelming anxiety. What are the pros and cons?
By Phil Reed D.Phil. on December 14, 2018 in Digital World, Real World
Can psychology apps help the health system? The harms may outweigh the benefits.
By John F. Kelly Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Addiction & Recovery 101
As a tidal wave of worry about opioid overdose engulfs the nation, what even larger tragedies have been swept out to sea?
By Robert C. Smith M.D. on December 09, 2018 in Patient Zero
Here’s how to treat chronic pain.
By Carolyn Reinach Wolf on December 05, 2018 in From the Desk of the Mental Health Lawyer
High-profile revelations spurred advancements in the national conversation about mental health this year, but more progress is needed.
By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D. on December 03, 2018 in Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life
Like Ben & Jerry's ice cream, social media earns tremendous profits by parasitizing evolved mental mechanisms that were good for our ancestors but mismatched to the modern world.
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on November 28, 2018 in In Excess
In recent years, a number of papers have been published on entrepreneurship addiction. Does it really exist? How does it differ from work addiction?
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on November 21, 2018 in Evidence-Based Living
On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Research is identifying solutions.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on November 20, 2018 in All About Addiction
We've been measuring addiction recovery the same way for over a century. It's time to rethink that approach.
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on November 16, 2018 in Stretching Theory
Conjuring self-control is easier said than done. Strategies to inhibit the "hot" decision system can go a long way.
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on November 14, 2018 in In Excess
Some claim that the rush of driving fast can be addictive. Is there any evidence to support that idea?
By Christopher Bergland on November 01, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
For the first time, new research suggests that regular cannabis users who abstain from using marijuana for one month show specific cognitive improvements.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on October 31, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
Men are more likely to relapse from recovery when they're at the top of their game. Women tend to relapse when they feel bad.
By Elesa Zehndorfer Ph.D. on October 29, 2018 in Political Animals and Animal Spirits
How can physiology theory help us to understand the recent spate of pre-midterm election violence in the U.S.? And why might the opioid crisis be making it worse?
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on October 17, 2018 in In Excess
Recent media reports and research claim that some individuals are "addicted" to taking selfies. Let's look at the science behind the claims.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on October 10, 2018 in Shadow Boxing
A forensic biologist makes a detailed survey of the German vampire subculture.