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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 Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on February 15, 2019 in Cravings
Feeling down? Your eating habits could be helping—or hurting—your mental health.
By Mark L. Ruffalo L.C.S.W. on February 15, 2019 in From Freud to Fluoxetine
Dissociative identity disorder represents the most controversial diagnosis in the history of psychiatry. Is it time to remove it from the DSM?
By Traci Stein Ph.D., MPH on February 16, 2019 in The Integrationist
Good news for IBS sufferers: A new study has found that even Skype-delivered hypnosis is 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.
By Loren A. Olson M.D. on February 15, 2019 in Finally Out
Understanding the concept of self-esteem is easy, but achieving it isn't. Seeking approval from others never leads to lasting self-esteem.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 15, 2019 in How To Do Life
13 conundrums worth contemplating.
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on February 15, 2019 in Life, Refracted
The near-universal use of smart-phones poses threats to our well-being. By using screens as distractions from our own needs and experiences, we risk losing our integrity.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on February 15, 2019 in Ambigamy
Instead of focusing on what you wish everyone would do, try your hand at identifying what no one should get away with doing.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on February 15, 2019 in Fixing Families
Relationships end, but may suddenly come back to life. Five questions to help you decide what to do next and not repeat past mistakes.
By Po Chi Wu Ph.D. on February 15, 2019 in Jacob's Staff
Is authenticity the key to positive social interactions, whether in personal or business life? How can we learn to be more authentic?
By Bill Eddy LCSW, JD on February 15, 2019 in 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
The misperception of a minor problem-to-solve or non-existent crisis can often cause a person to create a real crisis for themselves and others.
By Judith L. Herman M.D. on February 15, 2019 in Decoding Trauma
The battle for Title IX is part of an attempt to challenge "rape culture" on college campuses.
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on February 15, 2019 in Sleep Newzzz
For those who hit the snooze button three times before starting the day, waking up too early might seem like a luxury. But to some, the problem is very real.
By Michael Castleman M.A. on February 15, 2019 in All About Sex
Many recent studies show the Pill can decrease women’s libido or impair their sexual function. How can women weigh the pros and cons of this widely used birth control method?
By Peter Bregman on February 15, 2019 in How We Work
Since feedback often uncovers our blind spots, it’s especially jarring because, in many cases, we thought we were doing a good job. So we don’t immediately agree with it.
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