Age of Anxiety

Amid global terrorism and national economic woes, it's no wonder that many of us suffer from anxiety. And even those without a clincial-grade level of anxiousness may suffer from occasional social anxiety.

Recent Posts on Anxiety

When Pilots Switch to a New Airliner, How Are They Trained?

Today's simulators are so realistic that takeoff and landing training can be done in the simulator rather than an actual aircraft.

An Advanced Happiness Skill

There are three parts to this Advanced Happiness Skill. One is to be passive. The second is to be detached. And the third is to observe.

Valentine's Day—Love's Amateur Night

Valentine’s Day provides an opportunity to test the waters and see what it might be like if we allowed the intimacy and vulnerability of our partnership to happen every day.

Loneliness Has an Antidote and You’ll Never Guess What It Is

By Kira Asatryan on February 10, 2016 The Art of Closeness
Make more friends? Nope. Improve social skills? Nope. The secret to overcoming loneliness is something you’ve never heard of.

Managing Zika Anxiety During Pregnancy

With scary headlines and rapidly-changing news about Zika Virus, it makes sense to be concerned. Here are proven ways to manage your anxiety around it.

The Stress of Uncontrollability

By Alex Korb Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 PreFrontal Nudity
Feeling out of control amps up the brain's anxiety circuit. Understanding your own brain's response to uncontrollability can put you in the driver's seat.

Jackee Holder on Life Coaching and Emotional Health

The future of mental health interview series continues with Jackee Holder on life coaching, self-coaching, and emotional health.

The “Airbag” of Depersonalization: Shield or Disorder?

By Elena Bezzubova on February 09, 2016 The Search for Self
The painful experience of unreality safeguards from a danger.

Why You Should Cuddle Your Kids: Adult Health and Morality

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 Moral Landscapes
Did you receive affection, play freely and feel supported in childhood?

Terror

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 How To Do Life
A short-short story about a person with generalized anxiety disorder.

Turning “Inside Out” inside out.

By David F Lancy Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 Benign Neglect
Should we take comfort from the blockbuster film Inside Out or is it a prophesy of bad things to come?

Robert Stolorow on Emotional Trauma and Psychoanalysis

the future of mental health interview series continues with Robert Stolorow on emotional trauma and psychoanalysis

Stop Having Kids?

Like Ebola and SARS, the Zika virus is causing great fear. Fear and anxiety rarely engender good policy.

Gayle Flanigan on Rose Hill Center

The future of mental health interview series continues with Gayle Flanigan on Rose Hill Center.

Don't Marry Your Future Ex-Husband

Here is my difficult but wise dating advice for women.

Help Take Terror Out of Childhood

By Hal Mathew on February 04, 2016 Unagoraphobic
Children don't have to face fear alone.

Nine Signs of a Courageous Mind

By Jake Breeden on February 04, 2016 Tipping Sacred Cows
Live life more fully by thinking more courageously.

Robert Salvit on Kabbalah and Spiritual Healing

The future of mental health interview series continues with Robert Salvit on Kabbalah and spiritual healing.

The Best Kept Secret to Energy Management—Backed by Science

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 Feeling It
Work hard, play hard? Think again, data shows. Why living life in the fast lane can slow you down, and what to do instead.

Why Is Neuroticism So Toxic?

Neuroticism is widely considered the most toxic of the "Big Five" personality traits. Read this blog post for some easy tips on how-to become less neurotic.

Seriously—Do You Have Someone Else’s Conscience?

The question posed in this post’s title may sound almost nonsensical. How could you possibly be a victim of another’s conscience? Still, ask yourself: Is your super-ego tyrannical?

Training the Brain to Control Negative Emotions

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on February 03, 2016 Memory Medic
The human brain contains a distinct network that serves as its executive agent. This network can be trained to develop a more robust capacity for executive control.

Winning the Waiting Game

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on February 03, 2016 Media Spotlight
A new research study looks at different strategies of dealing with the stress of waiting for potentially bad news. Is waiting really the worst part?

Incorporating Your Hobby Into Your Worklife

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 03, 2016 How To Do Life
Making your worklife more fun, less stressful, and more effective.

5 Tools to Convert Uncertainty Into Rocket Fuel

When handled correctly, uncertainty drives us toward intuitive right action—just like our bodies make us hungry so that we will nourish ourselves to survive.

These U.S. Presidents Suffered from Mental Illness

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 The Squeaky Wheel
How many presidents would you guess had mental illness?

Relationships: When “Arrows” of Annoyance Strike

Many of us mentally experience a few painfully irritating zingers that hit our mindset like static electricity shocks before we even get out of the door in the morning.

10 Smart Self-Care Tips to Avoid Stress and Increase Joy

Is it time for you to re-define self-care as a luxury? Research suggests it's a necessity.

Why Do I Feel So Awkward?

The hit show 'Hamilton' reminds us that “awkward” can be an opportunity.

Day 13: Lucy Johnstone on Psychological Formulation

The future of mental health interview series continues with Lucy Johnstone on critical psychiatry and psychological formulation.