Essential Reads

Just-in-Time and Deep: The Secret to Less Stressful Planning

Are you worried that you're doing too much planning and not enough doing? Once you know the purpose of personal project plans, you'll know just how much to plan, and when.

Staying in the Present Can Bring Happiness

Staying present it one of the most effective ways to relieve the symptoms of anxiety and depression, trauma, and suffering. Here's how to do it.

New Research Shows How to Manage Public Speaking Anxiety

Extreme fear of public speaking is one of the most prevalent form of anxiety disorders. New research shows how you can test, and overcome yours.
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5 Ways to Deal With Anniversary Reactions

By Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. on September 22, 2016 in How to Be Yourself
Anniversary reactions are distressing and very real. Here's what you can do when anniversary memories are anything but silver or gold.

More Posts on Anxiety

In Practical Praise of Romance

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on September 26, 2016 in Ambigamy
Care a lot about being considerate? It can make you defensive when you fear that you've disappointed someone. Part of the solution is romantic reassurances.

Trump and Clinton Debate Public Speaking Strategies

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on September 25, 2016 in Intentional Insights
Trump and Clinton use research-based strategies to inform their debate and public speaking skills - and now you can use the same to be a better public speaker!

Protesting Against Big Pharma Is One Thing

The new drugs, on the whole, have been a blessing, and it is unnerving to see the whole psychopharmacological enterprise now trashed in an indiscriminate manner.

The Truth Shall Set You Free—Except When It Doesn’t

By Eric Dietrich Ph.D. on September 24, 2016 in Excellent Beauty
Uncertainty can be more deadly than certainty, but certainty is what the law is looking for. Why, when it is such a rare commodity?

How to Make Things Better by Making Them Worse

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on September 23, 2016 in Think Well
While it's counter intuitive, sometimes to make things better we first have to make them worse. Here's how to understand and use the power of paradox to solve many problems.
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How the Words You Use Can Decrease Anxiety

By Richard Taite on September 23, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
A healthy concern for your well-being can make you more likely to anticipate and effectively head-off possible threats.

The Secret to Great First Impressions

By Keith Rollag Ph.D. on September 22, 2016 in Being Good at Being New
Struggle with networking? Here is a simple but powerful approach to make your more confident and successful.

Learning From Chris Sharma

By Reid Wilson Ph.D. on September 21, 2016 in All about Anxiety
What a no-ropes rock climber can teach us about tackling our Anxiety.

An Insecure Childhood Affects How You Deal With Adult Stress

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on September 21, 2016 in The New Resilience
If you experienced insecurity in your relationship with your parents, you're likely to have difficulty when faced with stressful decisions or situations.
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Don’t Just ‘Face’ Fear: Attack the Ambush

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on September 21, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
Author Bob Mayer offers writers strong advice from battlefield training.

The Risks of Joy

By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on September 20, 2016 in Shame
The potential experience of joy threatens the emergence of shame and must be avoided at all costs. Heavy defenses against shame thus limit the opportunity to experience joy in life

This Is What a Panic Attack Feels Like

Imagine waking up in the morning, driving to work, and going about your day when all of a sudden you feel a sudden rush of overwhelming, intense anxiety.

Australian Family Suffer Bizarre Shared Delusion

By Robert Bartholomew Ph.D. on September 19, 2016 in It's Catching
From Out of the Shadows: Small Group Panics are Little Studied Events that Continue to make Headlines

How Anxiety Hurts Your Health

By Temma Ehrenfeld on September 18, 2016 in Open Gently
Asthma, stomach problems and heart disease are all aggravated by anxiety.

7 Ways Yoga Lowers Stress and Anxiety

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on September 15, 2016 in Think, Act, Be
No surprise here: yoga relieves anxiety. But how? We consider 7 ways yoga can help us better manage stress and anxiety.

Can Confiding in Your Dog Improve Your Mental Health?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on September 14, 2016 in Canine Corner
New data shows that people confide in their dog during times of adversity, but only about certain specific emotions

Listen To Your Heart

By Gaby Pfeifer, Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Mind Growth
Our ability to listen to internal bodily signals, such as our heartbeat, is known as interoception. How does interoception contribute to our emotional experiences?

Wisdom in the White House and Older Presidents

By Alan Castel Ph.D. on September 13, 2016 in Metacognition and the Mind
Should we be concerned and/or excited about older-aged presidents in the White House, as old age is associated with wisdom?

Getting It Off Your Chest

By Eric Newhouse on September 13, 2016 in Invisible Wounds
Julie Davey is a journalism professor who has been teaching cancer survivors and U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton how to write about their traumas as therapy.

Are Food Bloggers Giving You Anxiety?

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D. on September 12, 2016 in Millennial Media
Promises of "quick" and "easy" tantalizing treats got you in a tizzy? Step away from the blender, breathe and remember that even the Pinterest-worthy photos are not always real.

Panic: A Workable Approach

By Susan Rako M.D. on September 12, 2016 in More Light
The symptom of panic escalates urgency and creates drama. We can de-escalate and ground our patient into useful therapeutic work with this effective approach.

The Terrorist Attacks of September 11 as Psychological Toxin

By Monica N. Starkman M.D. on September 11, 2016 in On Call
…and their long-lasting and serious side-effects.

Chicken Phobias and Other Matters of Concern

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on September 11, 2016 in Fighting Fear
A contrast between agoraphobia and more specific phobias. A presentation of a question that stumped me during a radio broadcast.

Vacations That Make People Mentally Ill

Some people experience a psychotic break when visiting these cities.

Miracle on the Hudson: How a Strikeout Became a Home Run

By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. on September 08, 2016 in Conquer Fear Of Flying
The untold story of the "Miracle in the Hudson." Sheer dumb luck turned a disaster-making performance into a celebrated triumph.

Happiness and Habits: Make Small Changes, Get Big Results

By Linda Esposito LCSW on September 08, 2016 in From Anxiety to Zen
Are you coming up short in the happiness department? A few tweaks to your daily routine can go a long way.

Too Self-Absorbed? These Tips Can Free You From . . . You

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on September 07, 2016 in Evolution of the Self
Solutions offered for detrimental self-absorption vary mostly on the basis of what drives such self-defeating rumination. Does it relate mostly to depression, anxiety, PTSD....?

Calm-onomics: The Everyday Economics of Stress Prevention

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on September 06, 2016 in Ambigamy
Life is an inherently anxious affair. This creates high demand for ways to keep anxiety at bay. Here's a behavioral-economic analysis of demand for and supply of ways to stay calm.

How to Install Your "Emotional Reset Button"

By Karl Albrecht Ph.D. on September 06, 2016 in BrainSnacks
When you press your magic reset button, you instantly distract your brain from its undesirable state of arousal, and you redirect its attention to a more positive feeling state.

Fear of Sudden Infant Death

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on September 06, 2016 in Fighting Fear
An example of the treatment of an exaggerated fear—of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Surprisingly, the very quick cure of this fear was followed by a lessening of other fears.