Essential Reads

Seven Lies I Told Myself About My Addiction

By Jennifer Haupt on February 13, 2016 in One True Thing
After being diagnosed with a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living, drugs, and concussions, Rob Roberge became terrified of losing his identity.

The Myth of the Glowing New Mother

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Home Base
Postpartum depression is real. Does it come from a mismatch between modern society and the demands of motherhood?

Loneliness Has an Antidote and You’ll Never Guess What It Is

By Kira Asatryan on February 10, 2016 in The Art of Closeness
Make more friends? Nope. Improve social skills? Nope. The secret to overcoming loneliness is something you’ve never heard of.
Krystine I. Batcho

Faded Glory: What Can We Learn From the Formerly Famous?

Celebrities are exceptional individuals. Can we learn from how they cope when their glory fades?

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Alex Lickerman on The Undefeated Mind

the future of mental health interview series continues with Alex Lickerman on The Undefeated Mind

Dating Burnout in the Fast-Paced Times of Tinder

By Caitlin Cantor LCSW, CST on February 13, 2016 Modern Sex
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the never-ending flow of new matches, and fast pace of the dating app scene? Learn to avoid burnout and make the most out of dating apps.

Winter Blues? 9 Ways to Cure Your Own Depression

Does your mood plummet with the temperature? Here's how to cure your winter blues

Psychology in "The Martian"

The correct way to live is based on a reasoned estimate of how much time we have left.

Rosie Kuhn on Transformational Coaching

The future of mental health interview series continues with Rosie Kuhn on transformational coaching.

Joanna Moncrieff on The Myth of the Chemical Cure

The future of mental health interview series continues with Joanna Moncrieff on The Myth of the Chemical Cure.

Navigating Grief: How to Cope

Let an expert help you cope with grief. It's okay to let people know you are struggling.

Valentine’s Day, Love, and the Broken Soul

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 Obesely Speaking
Even if you are lucky enough to find "true love" – do you know where to get the app for it?

An Advanced Happiness Skill

There are three parts to this Advanced Happiness Skill. One is to be passive. The second is to be detached. And the third is to observe.

A Howl from the Wolf of Winter Blues

By Michael Terman Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 Chronotherapy
A recent scholarly article asserts Seasonal Affective Disorder is a "folk theory." At first, this was a blow to my (rather large) ego, but then I decided it was good for business.

Do Vitamins Have Placebo Effects?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 The Human Beast
After years of hearing that vitamin supplementation was protective of health, we are now hearing that they are a waste of money for people with an adequate diet.

Combining Aerobic Exercise and Meditation Reduces Depression

A new study reports that the combination of doing focused meditation and aerobic exercise back-to-back reduces depression, rumination, and overwhelming negative thoughts.

Rorie Hutter on Innisfree Village

The Future of Mental Health interview series continues with Rorie Hutter on Innisfree Village.

Traveling Light

By Michael Terman Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 Chronotherapy
A clinical social worker with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) explains why she packed her light box to attend a weekend family event out of town.

Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Psychosis

This public health measure is well meaning. Good enough maternal love ought to be the highest value in our society. In practice this means the destructive use of antidepressants.

Jackee Holder on Life Coaching and Emotional Health

The future of mental health interview series continues with Jackee Holder on life coaching, self-coaching, and emotional health.

Terrorism, Suicide, and Our National Priorities

The facts about suicide and terrorism should spark a national conversation about our priorities.

Therapy Dogs or Robots for Nursing Home Residents?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 Animals and Us
Do robots or dogs make better therapists in assisted living facilities?

Jerod McBrayer’s Stinging Truth

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 Brick by Brick
Jerod McBrayer shares his experience with mental illness and the reasoning behind his band's new album, which reflects a 12-Step recovery program.

Claudia Gold on The Silenced Child

the future of mental health interview series continues with Claudia Gold on The Silenced Child.

Robert Stolorow on Emotional Trauma and Psychoanalysis

the future of mental health interview series continues with Robert Stolorow on emotional trauma and psychoanalysis

Gayle Flanigan on Rose Hill Center

The future of mental health interview series continues with Gayle Flanigan on Rose Hill Center.

Mindfulness Meditation and the Vagus Nerve Share Many Powers

New research shows that mindfulness meditation and a new non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator can optimize brain connectivity, reduce depression, and improve overall well-being.

Adolescents and Depression — Part 2

Here's what you need to know about diagnosing depression in your teen clients.

Robert Salvit on Kabbalah and Spiritual Healing

The future of mental health interview series continues with Robert Salvit on Kabbalah and spiritual healing.

9 Relaxation Techniques to Cope with Depression

Depression is a condition that makes you feel unenthusiastic toward life. Here are 9 techniques to combat depression.

The Downside to Trying to Be Happy

Postpartum women in distress need to lower their expectations.

What's New in Neuropsychology?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 How To Do Life
Will today's "exciting findings" finally yield tomorrow's real sbreakthroughs?

10 Smart Self-Care Tips to Avoid Stress and Increase Joy

Is it time for you to re-define self-care as a luxury? Research suggests it's a necessity.

7 Signs It's More Than Just the Winter Blues

A winter slump isn't unusual but for some people, seasonal affective disorder is a serious problem.