Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Reflections on the human condition.
Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA
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.
New research on why people take unnecessary risks using phones while driving, and how to reduce the danger.
Being empathic is a super-power, but it can present challenges in a rough world. Being properly equipped allows us to have our cake and eat it too.
Improve executive function by nipping self-sabotage in the bud. Early detection creates windows of opportunity.
Brain science reveals how groups make shared decisions.
New research identifies people high in empathy and darkness. Is it the best of both worlds?
Recognizing pathological needs is hard, but is the first step toward relief from holding on when it no longer serves a purpose.
Emerging research defines a unique constellation, connecting risks with health and illness, coping, stressors, and key COVID-related factors.
Please take a few minutes to participate in this academically-approved research study. We need your help in gaining insight into stress and resilience during pandemics.
Should we Marie Kondo the culture, or is there another way?
Having a steady sense of self, balanced with other key factors, helps one navigate the uncertainties of life while cherishing the joy.
Refreshing and timely ways to think about familiar issues before it's too late.
Guns are beloved by many Americans, part of our basic rights and culture. A new 12.2 year research study of 26.3 million people re-defines the gun-suicide connection.
Knowing how narcissists deal with pain helps us know how to deal with narcissists. New research provides key insights.
New research explores the broad relevance of self-compassion as a basic human concept.
New research identifies the reasons people may have trouble making friends.
Neuroscience research sheds light on why bodily discomfort is common in anxiety, with discussion of avenues for relief and resolution.
New research connects specific parenting approaches with maladaptive personality development.
New research defines paths from insecure to secure attachment.
New research explores the impact of being in touch with our core values.
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.