Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Kristen Fuller, M.D.
The year 2020 may have been the first time that many of us looked around and thought, “My God. What have we become?”
Too many Americans perceive sleep as an expendable luxury, rather than a biological necessity.
People's physical lives should never be compared to their livelihoods, but unfortunately, this virus has forced many people to pick one over the other.
The temperatures are dropping and the days are becoming shorter. The changes from summer to fall can be trigger depression. The "winter blues" may be just around the corner.
Breast cancer is a physical diagnosis and can affect an individual’s mental health throughout the disease.
"Did you really want to die? No one commits suicide because they want to die. Then why do they do it? Because they want to stop the pain."
The inflammatory process in the body is a critical response to fighting off infections, but over time, it has also been linked to the development of depression.
Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
The culinary industry can be creative and rewarding. It can also lead to both substance abuse and disordered eating.
Trivializing eating disorders can create a pretense that they are not that dangerous and can be just a way to lose weight.
Our body, which was once our sanctuary and our home, is no longer a safe place but a haunted house full of hurtful memories and flashbacks associated with the traumatic event.
The pressure of stress generates the motivation we need to adjust our behavior, and stress could be either good or bad.
As our country begins to open up, and people learn to adapt to new regulations, we are beginning to see a new silent pandemic, a mental health crisis.
Memory is a complicated “blank hard drive” driven by genetics, life experiences, learned processes, and environmental factors such as diet, medication, sleep, and lifestyle choices.
It is uncomfortable to have open conversations about this topic, but we have to make ourselves uncomfortable. We must educate each other on the warning signs of suicide.
Toxic relationships come in all shapes and sizes and are damaging to your mental health.
Many of us take pride in how we make a living, and our career becomes a part of who we are. When our job is stripped away, our identity is robbed.
“Happiness is like a butterfly, which, if you chase after it, will elude you. If, however, you sit quietly and wait, it will come and light upon your shoulder."
"Kindness is doing ordinary things with extraordinary love."
If your spouse or parents are abusive, "stay at home" orders have a grave impact. Not everyone's home is safe.
Not everyone is infected, but everyone is affected. Our world is hurting, but we still have hope. Our mental health has never been more critical than it is now.
COVID-19 has spread to more than 70 countries, killed more than 3,000 individuals, and has sickened tens of thousands.
As a parent, watching your child engage in self-harm behavior can be one of the most gut-wrenching and frustrating experiences. Here's how parents can help their adolescents.
Our community needs to work together to practice kindness and to “reach in.” Even the simplest acts of kindness may save a life.
From Aspen and Jackson Hole to Mammoth and Park City, suicide rates seem to be much higher in ski towns compared to bigger cities and the lack of mental health care is alarming.
Substance abuse should be viewed as a disorder rather than a criminal sentence.
After a divorce, children's psychological needs greatly increase, as they live in the middle of an emotional (and perhaps economic) roller coaster filled with guilt and confusion. These tips can help.
You may have signed your name on the dotted line of your divorce papers, but the emotional and mental impact of divorce often takes time to process. How much time?
Ultimately it is up to you to decide how you are going to spend the holiday season.
The inability to differentiate between sadness and depression can lead us to neglect a severe psychological condition and overreact to a normal emotional state.
Kristen Fuller, M.D., is a physician and a clinical mental health writer for Center For Discovery.