Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Your guide to managing life in the city
Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D.
This is why boundaries are so important—even when you're trying to be a good person.
A study looked at interactive versus individual mandala drawing and found that this type improved overall positive feelings.
Have you been feeling Zoom fatigue? Find out why and what you can do about it.
Research finds that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is highly effective for a variety of people dealing with sleep issues.
Wondering if video therapy will work for you? Studies show that virtual psychotherapy and telepsychiatry help.
What foods should you eat during quarantine? Here are recent recommendations by nutritionists.
New research supports the use of yoga breathing to reduce anxiety.
Try these strategies to improve self-care during a time when reading the news can be overwhelming.
Depression can often include self-criticism and low self-worth. Mindfulness self-compassion has been shown to be an effective way to reduce depressive symptoms.
How does quarantine affect us psychologically? Recent research shows us what to expect.
More relaxing ways to wash your hands.
New research shows that many people experience a fear of being without their smartphones, also known as nomophobia (NOMO).
Which kind of chocolate is good for your mood? A new study shows which chocolates could boost your mood and which won't.
Physical exercise and meditation can help improve learning and memory.
Meditation can help you feel like you got the most out of your day.
New research finds that regular exercise including yoga can relieve period pain. Here are gentle yoga poses that you can try to find period pain relief.
New research finds that "sudden gains" during the treatment of social anxiety doesn't predict long-term outcomes.
Reflections on how to heal and cope with the loss of a friend by suicide.
Can sound be healing and meditative? Research suggests that sound can be a powerful tool for healing.
Loving-kindness meditation may slow down the harmful effects of biological aging. Try this compassion meditation practice.
New research finds that mindfulness may be useful for ADHD treatment. Try these mindfulness skills to reduce ADHD symptoms.
Sexting can be linked with depression, anxiety, and stress if it is unwanted or coerced.
Even 15 minutes of working out can reduce your chances of depression.
Virtual reality games show a new and promising way to treat anxiety disorders like claustrophobia.
Could using Instagram be impacting how much you drink? New research takes a look.
Are you feeling bored or having trouble paying attention? Researchers show why online shopping isn't the answer.
A new study shows why you should take a break from your phone once in a while.
Mindfulness at work could help you feel calmer and achieve more work-life balance. New studies show conflicting evidence.
A new meta-analysis finds that a certain strain of bacteria, found in some probiotics, may help reduce symptoms of anxiety.
Research finds that 10 minutes of walking and meditation can improve your mood.
Marlynn Wei, M.D., J.D., is a board-certified Harvard and Yale-trained psychiatrist and therapist in New York City.
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