What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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Kristen Fuller, M.D.
After a divorce, children's psychological needs greatly increase, as they live in the middle of an emotional (and perhaps economic) roller coaster filled with guilt and confusion. These tips can help.
You may have signed your name on the dotted line of your divorce papers, but the emotional and mental impact of divorce often takes time to process. How much time?
Ultimately it is up to you to decide how you are going to spend the holiday season.
The inability to differentiate between sadness and depression can lead us to neglect a severe psychological condition and overreact to a normal emotional state.
Dating has become a sport. Play it by the right rules.
Friends are an important aspect of our lives. They celebrate with us in moments of happiness and stick around to wipe away our tears in moments of despair.
“Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.”
According to the APA, “the overwhelming majority of people with mental illness are not violent and far more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators of violence.”
We often can cause self-harm by the individuals we choose to surround ourselves with. Maybe we constantly jump from one abusive relationship to the next or choose unkind friends.
Depression does not just affect your mood; it also affects your mind and body.
Alcohol-induced amnesia, more commonly referred to as “blacking out” occurs when an individual indulges in too much alcohol.
"The more social media we have, the more we think we're connecting, yet we are really disconnecting from each other".
If self-help books work for relationships, finances, career prospects and the power of attraction, why can’t self-help replace addiction treatment?
If you are in a soul-sucking job, a toxic relationship or living in a mediocre environment; you have the power to change all of that.
Negative Nancies, bullies, and difficult people can suck the life out of you.
Roughly 23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol, while another 22 million are in recovery. Substance use may even happen on the job.
“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” ―Stephanie Perkins, "Anna and the French Kiss"
"The culture of a workplace - an organization's values, norms and practices - has a huge impact on our happiness and success".
As we approach National Sleep Awareness Week, ask yourself: Are you getting enough sleep?
People of color, the LGBTQ community, and men are less likely to seek treatment for an eating disorder due to cultural differences, fear of rejection, and discrimination.
Not every relationship will withstand the test of time. Some relationships are just stepping stones on the path to bettering yourself as an individual or finding your true partner.
"I am not a psychopath, I am a high-functioning sociopath".
Here's how to handle a potentially mortifying situation.
Dry January is more than just about quitting alcohol for a month. It's about taking back your health, strengthening your social bonds, improving your sleep, and much more.
Are you always failing at your New Year's resolutions? Do you feel like you just want to give up after three months or even three days? These myths can shed light on why.
“Codependents are reactionaries. They overreact. They under-react. But rarely do they act. They react to the problems, pains, lives, and behaviors of others..."
Ignorance and prejudice are fueling the spread of a preventable disease. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.
Traveling is the best form of education as it can teach you about people, culture, language and about yourself. It can and will also lift your mood and improve your mental health.
World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on November 13th. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds.
"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone." —Orson Welles
Kristen Fuller, M.D., is a physician and a clinical mental health writer for Center For Discovery.