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Reflections on the human condition.
Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA
Underlying classes of sexual fantasy provide useful data and stimulate the imagination.
Reflections from a disaster mental health volunteer.
Three studies look at how unpredictability influences enjoyment of life.
Research spells out what people seek in intimate partners when contemplating ongoing commitment.
New data on how bullying, ghosting, and cancel culture affect younger people in the workplace offers useful suggestions for constructive avenues for change.
New research about Gen Z provides critical data points for creating adaptable post-pandemic work environments.
Six ways we unwittingly let others know we can be taken advantage of in the ways we try to fix interpersonal problems.
New studies look at how strivings for power and love shape how we conceptualize and respond when there are problems with other people.
New research reveals specific ways that Dark Triad traits undermine sense of self, offering insights into healthier relationships.
An interview with the founders of LAAUNCH, an organization on the front lines in the fight for diversity, equity and inclusion.
New research on bullying outcomes underlines an alarming unmet need. Effective interventions include antibullying, trauma-informed, family-based and systemic approaches.
The inside story on "doorknob comments," meaningful statements or questions that seem to come out of the blue right before a therapy session is over.
Beware romantic partners who try so hard to help you grow as a person. The relationship may start out seeming to be what we always needed, but end in suffering and self-doubt.
Novel research helps us decide when to share happy news, and when to keep it under wraps.
Part 2 of a two-part piece on how and why we do what we do to each other.
Part 1 of a two-part piece on why and how we do what we do to each other.
Research shows that almost all men want to feel sexually desired, but few actually do.
New research looks at core drivers of sexual dissatisfaction and enjoyment.
Detailed analysis of life narratives reveals what moves us beyond ourselves.
New research looks at how a surprisingly simple daily practice can not only alleviate pain and improve function but also give people a greater sense of control over pain.
Emerging research on how parental trauma is transmitted to children targets key behaviors, attachment patterns, and self-regulatory skills.
Research and theory are revealing factors that can either hold us back or, when harnessed, lead us toward authenticity and self-realization.
Clever research reveals how and why narcissistic people over-value self-image.
Emerging research provides clues on how, and for whom, pornography affects sex.
New research looks at the particular facets of personality that make unfaithfulness more likely.
New research on personality disorders identifies high-yield questions that may inform clinical practice, self-exploration, and social and professional relationships.
Reflections on how early adverse experiences shape the way we move through life.
New research on what key risk and protective factors affect telomere length.
Wisdom from 75,000 WTC responders informs how we adapt and make meaning now.
The high priority of getting ahead of the crashing COVID-19 mental health wave.
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.