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By Gurit E. Birnbaum, Ph.D. on February 17, 2019 in Intimately Connected
Insecure patterns of attachment may impair sexual functioning in romantic relationships.
By Diana Kirschner Ph.D. on February 17, 2019 in Finding True Love
Have you ever wondered how to deal with a partner who can't or won't commit? You may find at some point that you want to leave.
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in The Moment of Youth
Leadership skills do not come naturally to most young people. Parents can foster these skills by giving children a safe, nurturing environment in which to practice.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Having a sense of humor should help you be appreciated more positively but new research shows how gender factors into the equation when people tell jokes.
By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. on February 17, 2019 in The Dance of Connection
Sometimes the most helpful thing you can do is to stop trying to be helpful.
By Dan Mager MSW on February 17, 2019 in Some Assembly Required
There are many links between these two seemingly disparate areas, and understanding them can enrich the quality of both one's parenting and recovery.
By Edward Abramson Ph.D. on February 17, 2019 in It's Not Just Baby Fat!
Be careful about how you think about your genes. Your thoughts could have unintended consequences.
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on February 17, 2019 in Here, There, and Everywhere
When are you in a gaslighting relationship, and when do you just have bad communication with your partner? Intent and motive are key.
By Albert Rothenberg, M.D. on February 17, 2019 in Creative Explorations
Before Sylvia Plath's suicide, uncreative and self-destructive feelings dominated her final poems.
By Imi Lo on February 17, 2019 in Living with Emotional Intensity
You are most likely a deep thinker, an intuitive feeler, and an extraordinary observer. You are prone to existential depression and anxiety, but you also know beauty and rapture.
By Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D. on February 17, 2019 in Understanding Narcissism
Are you wondering why your narcissistic partner always blames you, even when it's obvious that it's not your fault?
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on February 17, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
5 "Host Law" charges that parents may face.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on February 17, 2019 in Peaceful Parenting
4 strategies to help partners understand each other's emotions—putting an end to the frustrating "head banging" dynamic.
By David Niose on February 17, 2019 in Our Humanity, Naturally
We'll need new thinking as human labor becomes dispensable in the modern economy.
By Boris Dubrovsky Ph.D., CBSM on February 17, 2019 in Psychology of Sleep
When sleep falters, we become more sensitive to messages about the ill effects of insufficient sleep. But does this heightened sensitivity help us reverse insomnia?
By Traci Stein Ph.D., MPH on February 16, 2019 in The Integrationist
A new study has found that Skype-delivered hypnosis may be effective for easing the physical and emotional symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
By Kevin Bennett Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in Modern Minds
Have you started to suspect that your boyfriend shows little empathy or isn't very fun? Here are 9 ways to tell if he is the total opposite of Mr. Right.
By Saul Levine M.D. on February 16, 2019 in Our Emotional Footprint
Many people have experienced puzzling, moving, and meaningful coincidences in their lives, which have felt jarring—and may have led them to wonder about fate, karma and mysticism.
By Dena Kouremetis on February 16, 2019 in (R)aging with Grace
Did your relationship start off with kisses that sent your heart racing and made the rest of the world fade away? You can get that back.
By Lloyd I Sederer M.D. on February 16, 2019 in Therapy, It’s More Than Just Talk
For all the tribulations of older age, there is one universal balm, the antidote to the diminishment and misery of aging: Humor.
By Kenneth J. Doka Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in Good Mourning
We never lose the connection with those who we love. They have left legacies and memories. Yet it is important that these continuing bonds not become chains.
By Carrie Barron M.D. on February 16, 2019 in The Creativity Cure
Science, intuition, and finding the care that fits.
By Meri Wallace LCSW on February 16, 2019 in How to Raise a Happy, Cooperative Child
Your communications and behavior can help your child feel loved and supported.
By D. B. Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in Boundless
The arts and literature ease the cognitive narrowing of technology addiction.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in Hope + Resilience
Feel helpless and unsure how to help after the Aurora mass shooting? Start by being a friend.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on February 16, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Is medicine on the psychological ropes? A landmark Lancet Psychiatry study reveals the terrifying reality for physicians today.
By Michael S. Scheeringa M.D. on February 16, 2019 in Stress Relief
The half-hearted use of CBT techniques has been the main way CBT is practiced in the community. A few payers are getting serious about trying to change that.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in Theory of Knowledge
This concluding blog in a four part series outlining a new model of psychopathology shows how the "True Self" provides the framework for channeling flow toward the good.
By Blake Griffin Edwards on February 16, 2019 in Progress Notes
Neurosis is a conflict between self-awareness and the unconscious. In varying forms, we're all neurotic. Our neuroses shape us as life continues to shape them.
By Jack Schafer Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in Let Their Words Do the Talking
Competing or incompatible opinions have trouble piercing the family network’s ideological wall with outside viewpoints.
By Arash Javanbakht M.D. on February 16, 2019 in The Many Faces of Anxiety and Trauma
Less is discussed on impact of shooting on the rest of society: those who survived or lost someone; those who were in the vicinity, first responders; and those who hear about it.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in Animal Emotions
Kathleen Prasad, meditation teacher, author and Animal Reiki expert, shares with us how the Japanese spiritual practice of Reiki can offer a way to connect deeply with animals.
By Steven Reidbord M.D. on February 16, 2019 in Sacramento Street Psychiatry
Are dynamic therapy and psychoanalysis "complementary and alternative medicine" (CAM)? They share CAM's individualized, subtle healing principles—and its skeptics as well.
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