Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Exploring the pervasive, and unperceived, patterns that govern our lives
Katie Gilbert, Seth Meyers Psy.D.
A few simple behaviors can soothe and reassure anxious and frustrated children who are stuck at home and cut off from their much-needed social circle.
Last-ditch attempts to save a relationship at the very end often fail.
The current pandemic has challenged families in previously unimaginable ways. Parents can follow these tips to keep their mood positive, and their children will benefit.
There are many factors that contribute to depression, but one factor may be more important than any other.
Divorce is a reality that many face, but the experience continues to make many men and women who are divorcing feel shame. It's crucial to understand that shame is often unhelpful.
When someone has power over you, you are vulnerable to exploitation.
It seems strange to miss something that you didn't like to begin with, but quarantine and stay-at-home orders ending brings its own psychological losses.
Feeling upset or frustrated by staying at home is a normal reaction to a very abnormal situation. A few coping tips can help.
Because of the current constraints, couples often aren't getting their social needs met by others, forcing each to rely almost exclusively on the other for connection.
A narcissist cannot tolerate the feeling that they owe someone something, and they'll erect staunch defenses to deny those feelings altogether.
When you're on the receiving end of bad behavior, it's common to want to prove your partner wrong. But there is a better approach.
The loss of a pet dog is complex for a few reasons that made the relationship unique.
In some cases, a person calling their ex "crazy" is more a reflection on the person saying it than the person they're saying it about.
Many critics report singer Carly Simon has betrayed her friend by sharing personal details about the very private Onassis.
Bitter individuals can wreak a lot of havoc in their personal and professional lives. Understanding how they think and operate helps those they encounter.
Partners who practice this behavior report greater relationship satisfaction. People should select mates accordingly.
What is the ultimate toll of being married to someone who is never wrong and needs to win above all else?
We all recognize that we have become overly dependent on our phones, but do we know how smartphones and apps were intentionally designed to hook us?
Could every inpatient psychiatric unit provide some sort of a gym for their patients?
Some personalities thrive on chaos, conflict, or upsetting other people. There are specific strategies you can use to stop these personalities in their path.
The pop singers may one day be recognized as revolutionary in the way they have flipped the script on the shame of mental illness.
Questions about Michael Jackson's personal life focus on whether he was a pedophile. The film underscores a deeper question about the overlap between pedophiles and psychopaths.
Children who won't follow the rules may have one of several diagnoses. Parents can cope with each and protect their own mental health.
One of the most helpful techniques to channel anxious or elevated mood is writing a list of specific behaviors that can be used, like a menu.
I am often asked, "What's the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath?" There's no good answer, because it's a bad question that must be reframed.
The factors that make a person stay in an unhappy relationship are more complex than some may want to believe. Guilt about ending it, interestingly, may be a factor.
A mini vacation with one of your kids—especially if your child is struggling emotionally—can foster bonding and increase parent-child cohesion.
Receiving a subpoena for records can be anxiety-provoking. Following professionally-endorsed protocols, you can protect everyone involved effectively.
The late singer was reduced, by end of her life, to a drug-addicted caricature. The new film exposes how it is the hidden, behind-closed-doors factors which are the real killer.
Those who have close relationships with narcissists wonder why the narcissist fights so dirty, and why they get triggered when the other person is happy or succeeds. Here's why.
Katie Gilbert is a freelance journalist who writes regularly for Institutional Investor.
Seth Meyers, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, TV guest expert, author, and relationship expert.