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Increase Funding for Mental Illness Now

The time has come to declare war on mental illness and place a priority on funding innovative neurobiological research for better prevention, diagnosis, and early intervention.

Is Anxiety Psychological or Physical?

By Neel Burton M.D. on August 08, 2016 in Hide and Seek
What is anxiety, where does it come from, and when is it a problem?

Why Have We Become So Anxious?

So what is changing in peoples lives to accelerate all this focused and unfocused anxiety? That is the question of the decade.

Do You or Your Partner Use Guilt Trips to Get What You Want?

Are you a guilt tripper? New research shows that certain people will try to use guilt to motivate change in their partners. Depending on who your partner is, this is a bad idea.

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Two Minutes to Wapner

"If our son isn't doing what he wants, when he wants, than all bets are off." What to do when the problem is not "disobedience," but cognitive rigidity and anxiety.

Smoking in the Shower

What we do in private drives who we are in public.

Desperately Seeking a False Sense of Security

It is the awareness of the most mundane threats to our hearts that irrelationship most effectively protects us from—how emotionally close we are to those in our everyday lives.
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Writers! 5 Ways to Tap Anxiety for Aha!

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on August 20, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
Our brain seeks certainty to avoid anxiety, but being in the presence of uncertainty is where the creative juices flow.

Looking for Work? 9 Things You Need to Know and Do

Remember: there are a lot of jobs out there, just like there are a lot of apartments or potential true loves. You only need one. (You might want more, but you only need one.)
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Eight Traits of People With Healthy Self-Esteem

Heightened self-esteem comes about by continuing to take those baby steps, then making small decisions and seeing small results.

A Simple Way to Be Happier, Healthier, and More Successful

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on August 16, 2016 in Making Change
Inadequate sleep may be undermining you in ways you don’t realize, or don’t take seriously. The solution is simple; if only you’d give it a try.

My Mother's Best Relationship Advice in Seven Words

When I was a little girl growing up in Brooklyn, my mother taught me a lesson of great value. It took only seven words.

Mental Health Assistance Made Easier

Last year, self-help/mental health apps were approved by the psychological and psychiatric communities as feasible supplements to clinical therapy and medications.

How to diagnose borderline personality disorder

In terms of knowing their diagnosis, borderline patients are often left in the dark. Here is a way to make a respectful approach.

Back to School, Back to Stress: 5 Tips for Autism Parents

For many parents of children with autism and special needs, the days and weeks leading to “Back to School” can be extremely nerve-wracking.

Dealing With Challenging Problems

What kind of problem are you dealing with? Knowing the difference between urgent and chronic problems can help you cope.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Spirituality

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on August 08, 2016 in Feeling It
Whether you identify as Christian, Buddhist or conscious mindful yogi, spirituality appears to improve health, happiness, and even longevity.

How Many Fruits and Vegetables to Eat to Boost Your Mood?

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on August 08, 2016 in Urban Survival
New study shows that eight portions of fruit and vegetables boosts your mood as much as getting a job.

A First-Hand Report on Stage Fright

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 07, 2016 in How To Do Life
I'm doing a one-man show tonight...for the first time.

5 Ways for Parents to Prevent Back-to-School Meltdowns

Prevent the back-to-school transition from becoming a trip to crazy town.
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Four Things You Should Know About Adolescent Anxiety

By Richard Taite on August 05, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
Recognizing a mental health condition in your child can trigger your own worst fears, making you wonder if the condition is somehow your fault.

A free-range approach to treating OCD

...I just knew that my job was to find a cockroach, support David as he challenged his fears, and hold the camera steady...

Social Anxiety and Internet Use: What We Know

A review of 26 years of research on social anxiety and the internet show beneficial aspects but also ties to problematic behavior. Here's an overview of what we know.
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What to Expect From Grief

You're not losing your mind; you're just grieving.

How to Beat Self-Doubt

How to get past your insecurities become your best self.

Cognitive Rigidity: The 8-Ball From Hell

Cognitive Rigidity (difficulty changing mental sets) is a core feature of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and is commonly associated with a suite of challenging traits.

Your Relationship’s Personality

What is a relationship's personality, and how does it protect itself? Defect and defense can be seen as interchangeable terms—both pinpointing the existence of irrelationship.
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White Spots

Anxiety has no regard for where you are at the moment your bodily functions kick into high gear.

Is Your Intimate Partner Doing This Manipulative Behavior?

This is one behavior that will destroy loving relationships. Does your partner, or do you, engage in this?

Are You Overcommitted?

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on July 30, 2016 in Inner Source
Is overcommitment wearing you out and causing illness? There are steps you can take to rebalance

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

By Joel Minden, PhD on July 30, 2016 in CBT and Me
When everyday worries turn into intense anxiety, these strategies based on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) can help.

When Falling Brings About Great Work

In the blink of an eye, I found myself on the putty colored carpet surrounded by the shrapnel of scattered chair parts. And it was the best possible thing that could have happened.

The Social Cues that Lie at the Heart of Fear and Anxiety

Fear is becoming an increasing reality of daily life, but you don’t have to be overwhelmed by this highly negative emotion. New research shows how to prevent it in the first place.

Does Having a Plan B Sabotage Your Plan A?

Research has found that when you plan for failure, you're basically giving yourself permission not to succeed.