Essential Reads

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How Can You Know if You’re Depressed?

By Richard Taite on December 09, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
Though we’ve come a long way in the treatment of mental illness, there still is not consensus on the diagnosis and treatment of even the most common metal illnesses.

10 Things to Try When You’re Feeling Lonely

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on December 07, 2016 in Turning Straw Into Gold
Anyone can feel the pain of loneliness. Here are ten ways to ease the pain of loneliness.

3 Things Most People Get Wrong About OCD

By Linda Esposito LCSW on December 06, 2016 in From Anxiety to Zen
The bizarre, random and irrational thoughts and behaviors are not that important when treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Here's what is.

Amish Asthma Rates Offer Clues to Preventing Mental Illness

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
New evidence that healthy bodies promote healthy minds

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What I Say–and What I Don't–with My Posts on Self-Loathing

A recent comment from a reader prompts me to discuss what I'm trying to say with my self-loathing posts — and what I'm not trying to say.

Why Zip Codes Mean More for Health Than Genetic Codes

By Jamie Littlefield on December 08, 2016 in Placed
If 80% of our health is shaped by where we live, what can we do about it?

Social Comparison: Don’t Let It Ruin Your Holiday

Social comparison often triggers cortisol, which taints a good life with a bad threatened feeling. Fortunately, you can re-direct this natural impulse. Here's how.

Brain Freeze: Is Winter Actually Good for You?

Already dreading the colder weather and the shorter days? Don't be, there's always a silver lining.

Family and Depression During the Holiday

Preparing for holiday stress can make it less so

How to Deal With PTSD–Post Trump Stress Disorder

By Judy Carter on December 06, 2016 in Stress Is a Laughing Matter
Are you having the post-election flare ups? Ready to snap at anyone who voted differently? A personal story about how a Hillary supporter dealt with Post Trump Stress Disorder

Smoothie, Anyone? Or Maybe a Psychic Cleanse?

Are you letting old fears, resentments, and ways of thinking deprive you of happiness? You can replace such obstacles to growth with healthy options.

Insomnia Treatment in Your Home

Will apps zap insomnia?

Finding Gratitude in Mistakes

By Julie K. Hersh on December 03, 2016 in Struck By Living
Are you having trouble coping with the holiday family get togethers? This might help.
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Wanting Is a Trap

So are you telling me to stop wanting?

Thinking Errors in Depression

By Neel Burton M.D. on December 02, 2016 in Hide and Seek
7 common thinking errors and how to correct them.
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Surviving the Chaos of Simultaneous Depression and Mania

By Susan Noonan MD on December 02, 2016 in View From the Mist
How to deal with the “storms” in your head when two extremes collide

A Self-Esteem Manifesto

As invisible and alone as you may feel, take this opportunity to declare, first to yourself and then to others, that you are committed to becoming fully engaged in life.

A Philosophy of Depression

By Neel Burton M.D. on December 02, 2016 in Hide and Seek
Pills may not be the answer.
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Surfing Your Brain: Know Which Brain Is Talking

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on December 01, 2016 in Fixing Families
Your brain goes in and out of its rational state many times over the day. The key to successfully surfing your brain is recognizing what state you are in and taking action.

Trauma Documented Three Decades After Chernobyl Disaster

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in Talking About Trauma
To this day, those affected by the explosion continue to struggle, living in fear of long-lasting consequences such as birth defects and contaminated foods.

Workaholism and Psychiatric Disorders

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in In Excess
There has been an increasing amount of research into workaholism but was is the relationship between work addiction, ADHD, OCD and depressions?

Pet Ownership Impact on Well-being Depends on Marital Status

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on November 30, 2016 in Life, Refracted
Pet ownership is unrelated to well-being in married Americans. Single women benefit from a pet; single men appear burdened by one, regardless of age, education, income and kids.

Bad Work Meetings? Do This One Thing: Walk the Walk

By Karlyn Crowley Ph.D. on November 30, 2016 in Woman Power
Endless meetings make you want to quit your job? Try this instead.

Emotionally Abusive Relationships, Part Two

Think you're in an emotionally abusive relationship? Understand the dynamics of emotional abuse.

Electro-Cures Largely Unproven

By Temma Ehrenfeld on November 29, 2016 in Open Gently
Electro-cures for depression are largely unproven, but may give you hope, which is not nothing.
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An Odd Suicide

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on November 28, 2016 in Fighting Fear
A major depression can overcome someone within a matter of days. Suicide, which is sometimes a consequence of such an illness, can occur seemingly for no reason, suddenly.
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6 Simple Ways to Make Yourself Happier Today

If you are tired of being down and dragging yourself through the day, try one of these 6 things to increase your happiness.

No Partner, No Worries: New Study of Psychological Health

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on November 27, 2016 in Living Single
The authors predicted a hierarchy of well-being, with married people at the top, then cohabiters, then daters, with unpartnered singles at the bottom. That’s not what they found.

Should Assisted Suicide Be Available to Everyone?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 27, 2016 in How To Do Life
Suicide tourism to Switzerland has doubled. Understandably.

Where Do We Go From Here?

We are living in trying times, largely due to the unprecedented, most contentious presidential election in our nation's history. What can we do to move on? How can we help?
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4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With Depression

By Jennifer Rollin MSW, LGSW on November 26, 2016 in Mindful Musings
These common statements can do more harm then good for someone dealing with depression.

Fall Back in Love by Doing This!

Falling back in love comes easily when you clear out your toxic thoughts. Here is how to do it.

The 3 Questions Parents Should Ask Their Children

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on November 23, 2016 in Feeling Our Way
The smart move is to say to your children what you want them to learn to say to themselves.

Emotionally Abusive Relationships - Part One

Although emotional abuse can be subtle, the impact is profound and can create intense self-doubt, fear, anxiety, anger, and depression.