The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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By Charles Johnston MD on August 02, 2020 in Cultural Psychiatry
It's required that we both more fully appreciate how we are all in this together and respect our unique needs as individuals. How do we do this?
By Barbara Klein Ph.D., Ed.D. on August 02, 2020 in Twin Dilemmas
There is no shame in not being able to get along with your twin.
By Elizabeth A. Segal, Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Social Empathy
Why do some people in powerful positions think that empathy is weak? Empathy requires well-honed skills that take strength, discipline, and fortitude to develop.
By Josh Gressel Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Putting Psyche Back Into Psychotherapy
Covid is teaching us many lessons, but perhaps none so important as this: We are not the center of the universe.
By Todd E. Pressman Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Deconstructing Anxiety
Why is anxiety sometimes so treatment-resistant? How do we heal from profound suffering and find fulfillment?
By E. Kay Trimberger Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Adoption Diaries
Adoptive (and biological) parents often wonder why their children grow up to be so different than themselves and each other. Behavioral genetics offers some clues.
By Avidan Milevsky Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Band of Brothers, and Sisters
Allow me to draw your attention to one member of the mourning family that we unfortunately often forget: The siblings of the deceased.
By Valerie Fridland Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Language in the Wild
Why the fuss over names like the Dixie Chicks and Lady Antebellum? Some words have become painful reminders of a problematic past.
By Joel L. Young M.D. on August 02, 2020 in When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart
Many parents are faced with the impossible decision of how to school their children come fall. We explore this choice with two seasoned child psychologists.
By Denise Fournier Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Mindfully Present, Fully Alive
Are you tired of feeling stagnant and stuck in patterns that don't serve you? Learn to let pain show you a new way of living.
By Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Liking the Child You Love
Telling kids not to worry about school won't help them much. Showing them these tools, however, can help them calm down and solve problems.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on August 02, 2020 in Stronger at the Broken Places
Going to a friend in a time of need takes courage because we must admit our pain and fear.
By Karen Manias MBChB, Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Traits such as perfectionism and self-discipline can contribute to success in medicine. But it is also an ideal breeding ground for eating disorders.
By Elaine Birchall, MSW, RSW, and Suzanne Cronkwright on August 02, 2020 in Conquer the Clutter
They can discard; they just can't keep up.
By Cami Rosso on August 02, 2020 in The Future Brain
A new MIT study reveals novel insights about how deep learning networks work to help further demystify the black box of AI machine learning.
By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Black Belt Brain
Martial arts engage multiple levels across different domains of health to provide background balance improvement. Just keep clear of the Cobra Kai.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Moral Landscapes
Attachment parenting is often misunderstood. Nicholson and Parker wrote the manual to clear things up.
By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in The Teen Doctor
How to cope with life when it feels unfair.
By Christopher Bergland on August 02, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
New research debunks the centuries-old myth that sperm "swim like eels in water" by moving a tail from side-to-side.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
Partners inevitably blame the guilt and shame of violating their values on each other.
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on August 02, 2020 in Toxic Relationships
We may be stuck in unhappy relationships, including with narcissists who lack intimacy. We can change so we don't keep loving unavailable partners.
By Asia A. Eaton Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Power, Women, Relationships
The surge in online communication use during COVID-19 has increased the risk of cyber intimate partner violence.
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in The Right Mindset
A new study shows that a pessimistic outlook is damaging enough to determine how long you live. But there are steps to extend your life.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in Animal Emotions
A new short film reveals the mistreatment and inhumane separation of dairy cows and their children.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in In the Name of Love
Most men would love to hear that they are “good in bed.” Yet can something so good, in fact, be bad?
By Matt W. Wolff on August 02, 2020 in Strife's Rich Pageant
Can burrowing into nostalgic favorites like Little House on the Prairie provide insight? Laura Ingalls Wilder's tales provide readers (& viewers) with more than simple escapism.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 02, 2020 in How To Do Life
Should you live more riskily or more cautiously? A 13-item self-assessment.
By Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D on August 01, 2020 in The Mysteries of Love
A passive-aggressive leadership style can negatively impact employee behavior and morale, and other reliable predictors of success. Here is how to identify it.
By John Read Ph.D. on August 01, 2020 in Psychiatry Through the Looking Glass
My first contact with ECT was in 1973 on a Bronx psychiatric ward, where I worked as a naïve nursing aide. I ended up throwing up in the car park.
By Carlin Barnes, MD and Marketa Wills, MD, MBA on August 01, 2020 in Mental Illness in America
Our country is having a racial awakening. Should we be including our kids in this conversation?
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