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Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA
New research on bullying outcomes underlines an alarming unmet need. Effective interventions include antibullying, trauma-informed, family-based and systemic approaches.
The inside story on "doorknob comments," meaningful statements or questions that seem to come out of the blue right before a therapy session is over.
Beware romantic partners who try so hard to help you grow as a person. The relationship may start out seeming to be what we always needed, but end in suffering and self-doubt.
Novel research helps us decide when to share happy news, and when to keep it under wraps.
Part 2 of a two-part piece on how and why we do what we do to each other.
Part 1 of a two-part piece on why and how we do what we do to each other.
New research shows that almost all men want to feel sexually desired, but few actually do.
New research looks at core drivers of sexual dissatisfaction and enjoyment.
Detailed analysis of life narratives reveals what moves us beyond ourselves.
New research looks at how a surprisingly simple daily practice can not only alleviate pain and improve function but also give people a greater sense of control over pain.
Emerging research on how parental trauma is transmitted to children targets key behaviors, attachment patterns, and self-regulatory skills.
Research and theory are revealing factors that can either hold us back or, when harnessed, lead us toward authenticity and self-realization.
Clever research reveals how and why narcissistic people over-value self-image.
Emerging research provides clues on how, and for whom, pornography affects sex.
New research looks at the particular facets of personality that make unfaithfulness more likely.
New research on personality disorders identifies high-yield questions that may inform clinical practice, self-exploration, and social and professional relationships.
Reflections on how early adverse experiences shape the way we move through life.
New research on what key risk and protective factors affect telomere length.
Wisdom from 75,000 WTC responders informs how we adapt and make meaning now.
The high priority of getting ahead of the crashing COVID-19 mental health wave.
Research on over 62,000 patients highlights a looming mental health crisis: Coronavirus increases psychiatric illness, and prior psychiatric illness may increase infection rates.
Dealing with over-committed and unreliable people is an increasingly common part of life. Making sense of the situation and learning how to cope can ease the sting.
Research on 72,605 US students shows a shameful lack of progress toward safe and just schools, placing the future in jeopardy.
New research deep-dives into mistrust, media misinformation sources, and the impact on health behaviors.
New research examines an unfamiliar but fundamental consideration in deciding not just break-up outcome, but also future happiness.
New research sheds light on how the family system fuels poor outcomes for kids, with updated guidelines for helping children and teens cope during stressful times.
New research takes a fresh look at the structure of a fascinating and increasingly relevant concept.
New research examines whether certain parenting approaches raise or lower a child's vulnerability for later entering into an abusive relationship.
The customer is always right … or not? Here's how to use emotional intelligence to optimize your consumer experience.
New couples research enhances our understanding.
Grant Hilary Brenner, M.D., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, helps adults with mood and anxiety conditions, and works on many levels to help unleash their full capacities and live and love well.