There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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Having genes in common with bipolar and schizophrenic patients is linked to creativity.
Weight cycling increases your risk of heart disease.
A good friends-with-benefits partner knows how to be a friend.
This question creates intimacy quickly. Be sure to make time and space for strong emotions. If you handle it in a way that makes either person feel badly, it will backfire.
Play "Pleasant Memories" to get to know someone or to pull them out of a funk.
How science can help you decide if your relationship will last.
Many factors contribute to any one case of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), from genes to an infection. Vaccines are necessary and are not a risk factor for ASD.
Knowing the signs of schizophrenia, and catching them early, can make a huge difference in a child's life.
You're likely to go through a series of changes in your willingness to take action.
Depression isn't just caused by inherited tendencies. Your experiences, including illness and medications, stress and trauma, also play a big role.
Plan ahead if you're suffering from anxiety attacks. Simply coming up with a remedy may help you feel more in charge.
Knowing the difference between types of stress will help you see when you need help. It also deepens compassion.
Criminal tendencies show up young in people with antisocial personality disorder.
Ketamine holds promise for veterans with PTSD.
The key to depression treatment may be glutamate, not serotonin.
How do you know when your bad spell is going too far? If you have chronic pain, or ongoing problems at work or in relationships.
ADHD and borderline may have shared genes. If you or your sibling have ADHD you are more likely to be borderline.
Consider getting rid of your smart phone altogether—or at least locking it up at night.
You can manage your anger, become open to more lovers, and face death gracefully with the wisdom of the ancient Stoics.
The reader whose appreciation has most surprised me has been myself—many years later.
Are you in love with someone who pushes you away? Things could get better, but don't expect miracles.
You don't need to be a veteran or live through a cyclone to have PTSD. Symptoms can follow even ordinary events like a concussion.
Oysters, Kegels, and testosterone—they're all thought to increase sex drive. But do they?
Many people say that they’re happy with six or fewer hours of sleep and don’t experience any sleep deprivation effects. But they're probably wrong.
Notice the early signs that stress is taking a toll on your health, like digestive issues or headaches.
If you feel fuzzy after your morning bagel, try going gluten-free.
Even when an illness, like schizophrenia, has a strong genetic component, we're still just taking about chances—not an inevitability.
It's easy to feel guilty if you're anxious while pregnant. But it's important not to suffer alone.
Remember pens and paper? They help us think.
Large numbers of kids have mental health problems and don't get help. Some of them are violent.
Temma Ehrenfeld is a New York-based science writer, and former assistant editor at Newsweek.