July 2003

Psychology Today Magazine July 2003

Aging's Changing Face

By Willow Lawson

Science is reshaping the way we think about the older body, memory, and sex drive.

Build Your Confidence

By Hara Estroff Marano
Simple steps to develop social confidence.

Our Irrational Fear

By Richard Lovett

The (relatively) irrational fears we all hold and the reasons why we hold them.

Your Pain, My Brain

By Erik Strand
Why we react to the suffering of others.

Fasting Away Disease?

By Richard Lovett

Two Cribs: Bad for Baby?

By Anne Becker
Sleeping in two homes may cause attachment problems.

The Crowd Goes Wild

By Rose Palazzolo
Why some sports fans go out of control.

Bye-Bye, Junior High?

School district structure and high school drop-out rates.

Nocturnal Perdition

By Willow Lawson
Personality traits offer clues to nightmares.

Are Antidepressants Addictive?

By Tiffany Kary
The symptoms of drug withdrawal confused with relapse.

All Washed Up?

By Anne Becker

What Is Solitude?

By Hara Estroff Marano

Why one restores and the other destroys our mental health.

The Dangers of Loneliness

By Hara Estroff Marano
Friendship is like food. We need it to survive.

Advice: Men vs. Women

By Hara Estroff Marano
Men want sex and women want to talk.

The Downside of Anger

By Hara Estroff Marano
Expressing anger is not necessarily good for you.

The Young and Anxious

By Chris Jozefowicz
Is your kid sacrificing his health in pursuit of that A+?

Driving and Phones: Not So Risky?

By PT Staff
Cell phone use is only one of many in-car distractions.

A Long Arm: Teen Depression

By Hara Estroff Marano
The consequences of depression during adolescence.

Advice: Making It Work

By Hara Estroff Marano
Will he ever change?

Moody MDs

By PT Staff
Doctors who express their feelings give better care.

Give and Live

By PT Staff
You live longer when you give.

Attitude Fights Colds

By PT Staff
A smile a day may keep the doctor away.

Overcoming Terror

By Philip Zimbardo, Bruce Kluger

Is Depression Contagious?

By Ellen McGrath
How to keep depression from spreading through your family.

Fight Fatigue with Your Fork

By Erik Strand
Eating the right foods can help keep your energy up.

Depression Lowers Productivity

By Hara Estroff Marano
Depression costs companies billions.

A Brain Pacemaker

By Jason Williams
New technology may avert seizures.

What Causes Depression?

By Michael Yapko
Take charge of your life and fight depression.

What Makes an Activist?

By Anne Becker
The difference between the activists and the do-nothings.

More Women Suffer Depression

By Hara Estroff Marano
Females are twice as likely as males to be depressed.

When Is Depression Cured?

By Hara Estroff Marano
When are you finally free of depression?

Overcoming Paralysis

By Thomas Sexton

Hypertension Brings Cognitive Decline

By PT Staff
Low-blood pressure can keep memory and spirit strong.

Bedfellows: Insomnia and Depression

By Hara Estroff Marano
How insomnia can actually unleash depression.

Relationships: Low Self-Esteem Hurts

By Kaja Perina
Taking the blame for your partner's bad mood.

Flavonoids: Antioxidants Help the Mind

By Erik Strand
The many reasons fruits and vegetables are good for you.