Essential Reads

Is It Ever Too Late to Exercise?

The more out of shape you are, the more pointless you may think it is to exercise. Research shows that anyone can exercise, and reap the benefits, regardless of age or fitness.

Depression in Children

What are the risk factors for childhood depression and how can it be treated?

Why Is Neuroticism So Toxic?

By Christopher Bergland on February 03, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Neuroticism is widely considered the most toxic of the "Big Five" personality traits. Read this blog post for some easy tips on how-to become less neurotic.

These U.S. Presidents Suffered from Mental Illness

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 in The Squeaky Wheel
How many presidents would you guess had mental illness?

More Posts on Health

Claudia Gold on The Silenced Child

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

Why You Should Cuddle Your Kids: Adult Health and Morality

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 Moral Landscapes
Did you receive affection, play freely and feel supported in childhood?

Listening to your Heart on Valentine’s Day

Sometimes listening to your heart can be a recipe for heartbreak.

The Science of Slow Deep Breathing

Are you having a stressful day? Take a deep breath. Learn about the surprising science behind this age-old recommendation and why it may be better advice than you might think.

Hey CDC, You Forgot About Dads!

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 Home Base
It's important to protect infants from alcohol exposure. But it's not the sole responsibility of women.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Single Life

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 Living Single
What would you like to know about single people or single life? You will probably find answers here.

5 Ways to Reduce Your—"I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!"—Risk

Do you know someone who suffered a serious fall that lead to a downward spiral? It happens everyday. For some simple tips on how-to avoid injury from a slip or fall read this.

Does Your College Student Need Financial First Aid?

By Marcia Morris M.D. on February 06, 2016 College Wellness
College student debt tops 1.2 trillion dollars.

Robert Stolorow on Emotional Trauma and Psychoanalysis

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

Stop Having Kids?

Like Ebola and SARS, the Zika virus is causing great fear. Fear and anxiety rarely engender good policy.

Cancer Is My Teacher - Part 6: Surgery

By Lucy O'Donnell on February 05, 2016 Cancer Is a Teacher
Cancer surgery may not always go as planned - be prepared for "tweaking" or "fine tuning" and many factors can influence this.

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.

Resetting Chronic Pain Alarms

In When Your Child Hurts, Rachael Coakley provides practical suggestions to parents about the chronic pain of children, one of our nation's most persistent and invisible problems.

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.

Dee Edington and the Power of Positive Organizational Health

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 Brick by Brick
Dee Edington, known by many as "the godfather of health-risk management," shares how to make employee well-being a "win-win."

Susan Raeburn on Group Psychotherapy

The future of mental health interview series continues with Susan Raeburn on group psychotherapy.

How Cell Phones Will Be a Bigger Part of Our Health in 2016

By Michele Ybarra MPH, Ph.D. on February 03, 2016 Connected
Cell phones have been changing the way we can access health care and health info - also called mobile health. With smartphone popularity on the rise, what can we expect in 2016?

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Moisture

Why do most women think they have to moisturize every day? Why do most men have no idea why anybody should have to do that?

Winning the Waiting Game

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on February 03, 2016 Media Spotlight
A new research study looks at different strategies of dealing with the stress of waiting for potentially bad news. Is waiting really the worst part?

Addiction to Studying

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on February 03, 2016 In Excess
There is little research and no generally accepted definition of study addiction but such behaviour has been conceptualized within research into workaholism.

Is Nostalgia a Fountain of Youth?

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 More Than Mortal
My research lab has tested and found evidence for the assertion that people feel younger after engaging in nostalgia.

Robert Whitaker on Mad in America

The future of mental health interview series continues with Robert Whitaker on Mad in America.

Gobsmacked by Rudeness

By Katherine Bouton on February 02, 2016 What I Hear
Hearing loss is an invisible disability.

Oakley Hits the Beach Running: Science of Winter Vacations

Research explains the necessity and advantages for human health and wellbeing.

A Biological Function for Oral Sex?

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 How We Do It
High blood pressure affects 10% of pregnancies in which a mother’s immune system over-reacts to the fetus. Long-term sexual priming by a specific male partner reduces the risk.

James Swanwick’s Challenge to Go From Average to Awesome

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 Brick by Brick
James Swanwick shares the positive benefits of being alcohol free.

The Importance of Friendship

Friendships are a vital and enhancing part of life. Old close friends provide comfort, camaraderie and support, and they share feelings, celebrations and sadnesses.

Isabel Clarke on Psychosis and Spiritual Experiences

The future of mental health interview series continues with Isabel Clarke on psychosis and spiritual experiences.