Essential Reads

Living—and sleeping—mindfully

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
The power of mindfulness to improve sleep and treat sleep disorders is an exciting and important area of scientific inquiry with significant real-world implications.

Presidents and Psychotherapists

By Peggy Drexler Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Our Gender, Ourselves
Politicians addressing their own emotional and psychological needs would go a long way towards reducing the stigma that prevents many American citizens from seeking treatment.

Managing Zika Anxiety During Pregnancy

With scary headlines and rapidly-changing news about Zika Virus, it makes sense to be concerned. Here are proven ways to manage your anxiety around it.

Ladies, You Know What a Beer Is? Stay Away From It!

By Danielle Teller on February 09, 2016 in Tipping Sacred Cows
Telling people not to have sex doesn't prevent pregnancy. Why does anyone think it will work for alcohol?

More Posts on Health

To Use or Not Use Condoms? Gay, Bi, Queer Teen Guys Tell Us

By Michele Ybarra MPH, Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 Connected
In light of International Condom Day, our new infographic showcases quotes from our online discussion with gay, bisexual, and queer teen guys on condom use.

Can Being a Couch Potato Shrink Your Brain?

Do you need one more reason to sit less and exercise more? If so, a new study has identified a correlation between low levels of physical fitness and smaller brain size.

5 Reasons to Stop Counting Calories

This month give the gift of freedom from math.

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.

"Should I or Shouldn’t I?" The Dilemmas of Chronic Illness

I’m aware that those of us who struggle with our health don’t have a monopoly on being faced with dilemmas in life. We do, however, tend to share the same ones.

Valentines Day 2016: Can You Really Die From a Broken Heart?

Emotional stress can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack.

Lori Sylvester on Residential Treatment for Adolescent Girls

The future of mental health interview series continues with Lori Sylvester on residential treatment for adolescent girls.

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.

Rorie Hutter on Innisfree Village

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

Exercise for the ADHD Body and Mind

How does exercise help adults with ADHD?

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.

Here's the Article I've Always Wanted to Write

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 Living Single
Here's my briefest, most compelling case for why all those claims about the transformative power of getting married are wrong.

Playboy.com's "Journalista" Explores OD Reversal Drug

By Amy Dresner on February 09, 2016 Coming Clean
Playboy.com has a new provocative docu-series about sex and drugs. This episode is about a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses.

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.

The 3 Most Important Words for Valentine's Day

Do you have all the right moves for Valentine's Day? Before you take out your wallet, find out how three simple words can save you more than just a few bucks. Hint: Not I love you.

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.

Bill D. on Alcoholics Anonymous

The future of mental health interview series continues with Bill D. on Alcoholics Anonymous

Worshipping Ancestors, Resenting Parents

By Mark Borigini M.D. on February 07, 2016 Overcoming Pain
In fact, one in two Chinese-American adults experience symptoms of depression and anxiety as a result of caring for elderly parents, according to a report on filial piety.

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?

The Heart Wants What It Wants. But Do You Have to Follow It?

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.