Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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How parents can find their power in a world that won’t stop pushing.
Alison Escalante M.D.
Sadness is often mislabelled as depression. But it's normal and appropriate to feel sadness during extraordinary times like these.
Postpartum anxiety serves as an important adaptive response and parents should not be shamed for it.
Mothers are feeling the anxiety as they take on the bulk of the extra pressure during the coronavirus pandemic, and it's hurting their sleep.
Fathers get postpartum depression almost as often as mothers. New research shows that when dads are able to spend more time with their babies, it protects their well-being.
Over-parenting is so common that it's almost the norm. New research shows that parents who are perfectionists are more likely to become helicopter parents.
Is daydreaming at work a waste of time and productivity? Or is it a key driver of creative innovation? New research says it can be both, depending on our investment in our work.
What if mental disorders like PTSD, anxiety, depression, or ADHD aren't disorders at all? Biological anthropologists make the case that they are something else entirely.
New research suggests those who get their news on social media are more likely to believe medical misinformation.
Work stress is hard, but it's dramatically harder if we work off-hours, too. Teams that enforce boundaries function better.
Misinformation on social media has contributed to the death of thousands. New research suggests a way to help people discern fake news from real.
Mothers have disproportionately reduced work hours due to the pandemic.
New research has pinpointed the decision-making area in the brain and shows how, in mothers, it resets to prioritize the needs of children over their other desires.
A simple math mistake may contribute to the reluctance of many to wear masks. When researchers helped people understand linear vs. exponential coronavirus spread, they wore masks.
Kids are vulnerable to long-term effects on mental health from crises, but new research suggests a way to support kids' resilience during coronavirus.
Months of warnings about how social distancing will make us lonely have turned out to be wrong. In a new study, people turned out to be more resilient than we thought.
New research in the journal Headache found that 83 percent of patients who completed a short course of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) had fewer migraine headaches.
Researchers have just discovered a key aspect of hugging. That's good news, considering how much a good snuggle boosts our health.
When a character is fictional, we can enjoy their “badness” without risking our own self-image.
Have you ever taken a personality test? A new book reviews the scientific evidence showing how your personality actually changes, and then shows you how to change it deliberately.
When the coronavirus lockdowns began, many parents were surprised by how much they were enjoying their kids. That's when they started questioning their busy schedules.
The CDC has issued guidelines on how to reopen schools, and social media is panicking.
Scientists have discovered that how a robot vacuum moves reveals personality.
The next phase of COVID-19 could be even harder than the first. But our brains will do anything to get out of hard work.
Why do we enjoy watching villains do things we would never accept in real life? Scientists say it may be because fiction allows us to explore our dark side.
Shouting a classic obscenity helps us manage pain. Scientists tested fake swear words like "fouch" or "twizpipe" against the classics.
In high-risk sibling pairs who were raised apart, the one with the supportive family had a lower risk of major depression.
People are happiest when they have strong social support. But how can we manage that during the isolation imposed by COVID-19?
New research finds that screen time in early childhood may harm the development of self-regulation skills.
Health care workers who are stressed out by COVID-19 may not be able to be warm and empathetic right now. It's all about the fight-or-flight response.
In great news for parents everywhere, a new study indicates that kids these days still have normal social skills despite smartphones and tablets.
A pediatrician and writer, Dr. Escalante is on a mission to help parents out of the Shouldstorm that disconnects them from their kids. She is raising her own rambunctious boys.