Are Antidepressant Medications the Next Drug Abuse Epidemic?

Congress passed legislation this week to slow the epidemic of pain-killer addiction. What could also slow the epidemic of drug use for treating the emotional pain of depression?

Want to Be Liked? Check Two Things Before Clicking SEND

Want people to like you when you correspond with them via email? Pay attention to these two factors. One or two moments of checking can have huge impact.

How the Brits and the EU Could Botch Their Divorce

With emotions running high, will anger, anxiety and depression cause all sides of this divorce to be losers?

6 Ways to Take the Sting Away from Criticism After Mistakes

Do you squirm when you've made mistakes and now see criticism coming your way? Tighten up with anxiety? Feel tempted to counterpunch? Here's five better post-mistake strategies.

Clearing the Fog: Craniosacral Therapy Aims to Ease Dementia

Applications of a surprising technique may offer relief from the memory and thinking losses that we call dementia.

Am I Heading for a Bad Marriage? My Spouse Is So Annoying

If only my spouse would change...Or is that a mistaken path to follow?

If Your Mother Was Grieving, Could You Become Her Caretaker?

What would you do if you suddenly found that you had to care for a depressed and grieving parent?

Dial Down the Drama with Your Teenager

What you do and don't do determines whether you will enjoy or battle your teen.

8 Signs of a Toxic Friendship

Good friendships, bad friendships--there's problems ahead if you can't recognize early on which is which.

Discouraged About Finding Anxiety Help? Try Genomics

Help for perpetual anxiety can be difficult to find. Maybe exploring your genomic blueprint will enable you to discover the treatments you need.

The Disturbing Truth About Anxiety and Depression in College

Why do so many college students experience so much anxiety and depression? One young man discovered the causes plus an inspiring cure for his extreme distress.

Back Hurting? Five Ways to Use Your Brain to Heal Back Pain

Try these strategies to relieve your chronic pain. They are safe so at the least they will give you no negative side effects. And at best, you could become pain free.

Can You Spot 10 Signs of a Childish Adult? In Candidates?

The President of the USA wields enormous power. Would you want the power of the presidency in the hands of someone who has the emotional maturity of a young child?

Love After 50: 5 Tips for Finding Love Later in Life—or Now

Looking for someone to hug? To hold? To cherish and to cherish you?

What Can Help College Students Who Flood Counseling Centers?

Why are anxiety, anger, depression and addictive habits plaguing so many college students? It may have to do in part with the prescriptions for pills that they bring with them.

Narcissism or Aspergers: How Would You Diagnose These Cases?

These two cases were written as Comments by readers of an earlier article that I have posted on this blog. What do you think: narcissism, Aspergers, both or neither?

Can You Say No To Requests?

People-pleasing has its up-sides. Generosity tends to uplift the giver as well as the receiver. Yet for the times when you really do not want to do something that someone has requested of you, here's a gracious way to say a clear no.

What Is the Most Overlooked Symptom of Narcissism?

Are you aware of the one habit that can prove most vexing if there's a narcissist whom you often deal with in your life?

Feeling Good? What Makes Good Feelings Flow?

How much good feeling have you been experiencing? Would you like more? Check out these 5 factors.

Mom Loved You Best! The Rise and Fall of Sibling Rivalry

When and why did you experience sibling rivalry? With hindsight, what do you know now that you didn't understand then that makes the rivalry vanish?

How Good Are You at the Art of Conversation? A Quiz

What makes a good conversationalist? These 10 key factors may surprise you.

How Does Your Child Sleep?

Having difficulty getting your child to bed down in the evenings? Check out this new book for frazzled families.

What's the Best Career For Me? A Quick Way to Identify It

Try this quick three-question visualization to learn the essence of the kind of work you most enjoy doing.

Mom Humiliates Daughter via Facebook: Discipline or Abuse?

Have you ever seen what emotional abuse looks like? Here's a live example from a story that broke just this past week. What would you do if you saw someone doing this to a teenager?

Self-Talk: Create-Your-Own Anxious, Depressed or Happy Moods

Your self-talk can keep you feeling good. It also can make you prone to slide into depression or anxiety. This quiz can help you become aware of ways in which your self-talk habits may be helping or hurting your emotional state.

Vanishing Twin Syndrome: Your Intuition May Be Right

Intuitions can lead you to surprising discoveries. Trust them, and go find out more....including if you have a hunch that you may once have had a long-lost twin.

If You Tend to Get Scattered, Check for Adult ADD/ADHD

Children with attention deficits tend to be recognized by parents, pediatricians and teachers. Adult ADD sufferers by contrast often go undiagnosed. Yet adult ADD can destroy relationships at home and at work.

Hire an Au Pair? Help Yourself; Help Her; and Help the World

So many moms, and dads as well now, have too much to do with juggling work and home life. Ever thought your family could use a nanny? A nanny may also need you!

Should You Use This Word? It Decreases Your Effectiveness

There is a common yet all-too-potent word that can profoundly undermine you. It also can antagonize others. Fortunately, there's tricks for eliminating it from your vocabulary.

How to Feel Better When You’re Feeling Bad

When you feel down, discouraged or frustrated, Buddhist concepts and techniques that focus you in the immediate present can offer surprising relief. Here's an accessible guide.

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