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Better living through recognizing gaslighting and treating ADHD and anxiety.
Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.
As a therapist and someone who has evacuated several times, here are ways to help yourself find some sense of normalcy in the chaos of a disaster.
Narcissists often try to "hoover" you back into contact with them. Resist the urge to respond.
Female friendships can be tricky, especially when you are past your school years. Discover how to get past the roadblocks to developing healthy connections.
Ending a toxic relationship can put you in a tailspin. It takes time to rebuild and create a new future. Here are some ways to make your healing journey easier.
"Hoovering" is a sneaky way that toxic people try to get back into your life. Learn how to identify the tactic before it hits you.
Learn to identify a toxic relationship early on through knowing the three stages of idealizing, devaluing, and discarding.
Anticipatory anxiety can leave us feeling stuck and fearing the worst. Reduce anticipatory anxiety with these four techniques.
Typical concerns about COVID can turn into hypervigilance about your health. Discover if you have health anxiety, and if so, what you can do about it.
A "prank" can trigger past trauma, cause hypervigilance, and can erode the trust in a relationship. If you feel a prank was harmful to you, your feelings are valid.
Looking at the emotions you experienced this year can help you decide where you want steer your focus in the new year.
Covert narcissists can be difficult to detect. Dealing with them at family gatherings can put you in a bind and make you feel a lack of support.
There is always time to put yourself first because it's a necessity. Learn easy-to-manage ways to add self-care into your life.
Fear of needles impacts millions of people in the U.S. One of the treatments, exposure therapy, can be effective at reducing avoidance and fear.
Being educated about vaccinations doesn't lead to a decrease in the fear of needles. Education isn't the issue.
About 10 percent of the U.S. population has a fear of needles, also known as trypanophobia. There are treatments available, both immediate and long-term.
Leaving a toxic relationship can be complicated and guilt-inducing. Learn coping strategies for leaving, and for life after your relationship.
Growing up with a narcissistic parent may have led to developing specific characteristics that lead to self-doubt, unstable relationships, and uneasiness when things are calm.
Sometimes a person with ADHD will appear to be self-focused. But is it narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) instead? Here are ways that could help you tell the difference.
Do we really need to forgive others who have wronged us?
You may be tempted to avoid a discussion with your partner. However, research shows that a resolved argument is far better for your emotional well-being.
As more people get vaccinated, you may start experiencing pressure to socialize or go back to working in-person. Here are some ways to ease anxiety.
Virtual reality is quickly becoming a reliable and effective adjunct to psychotherapy.
Focus on building up your self-compassion in 2021. It can go a lot further than new year's resolutions.
Part 2: How to cope with parenting an ADHD preschooler during a pandemic.
Part 1: What's the best way to cope with parenting during the pandemic? Use positivity, both with yourself and your kids.
You're hitting another wall of fatigue from the pandemic. Learned helplessness has probably kicked in. Here's how to fight back with psychological flexibility.
Anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts in college students are at an all-time high. What can we do to make life more bearable for them during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may be more effective online than face-to-face, according to a new study.
Attribution bias may be (falsely) telling you that you don't need to wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic. That would be a big mistake.
Have you ever brought up your partner's past behavior when you were arguing? If so, you may have fallen victim to availability bias.
Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ph.D., N.C.C., D.C.M.H.S., L.M.H.C., is the author of Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People—and Break Free.
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