Essential Reads

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.

If We Don't Ask, We'll Never Know

By Mitch Prinstein Ph.D. on December 07, 2016 in The Modern Teen
After a few minutes with a mental health professional, this is what parents are shocked to learn about their kids

Don’t Be a Drone, Get Up and Roam!

By Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D. on December 07, 2016 in Happy Trails
One easy change can make your work life more enjoyable and productive and might even make you healthier.

Not All Marriages Are Equal at Protecting Longevity

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on December 06, 2016 in Life, Refracted
Arguments for the health and survival benefits of being married have their limitations. The quality of the marriage and the impact of its loss are critical.

More Posts on Health

Why Did They Bring Frankincense and Myrrh?

By Gary L. Wenk Ph. D. on December 07, 2016 in Your Brain on Food
In ancient times, frankincense and myrrh were commonly used together for both medical and religious purposes.

Having Your Cancer Treatment at Home

By Lucy O'Donnell on December 07, 2016 in Cancer Is a Teacher
Who would have known that it is now possible to have long-term or acute cancer oncology treatment at home.

How Lawyers and Psychologists Are Helping Immigrant Children

By Rita Watson MPH on December 07, 2016 in With Love and Gratitude
Immigrant children need a place to call home. But to find "home" requires pro bono lawyers, mental health professionals, sensitive school-based programs, and caring volunteers.

How We've Been Lulled Into Overeating

By Temma Ehrenfeld on December 07, 2016 in Open Gently
The phrase "Everything in moderation" enters our brains as "Go ahead, don't be stingy." We overestimate how much we can eat "moderately."

To Groom or Not to Groom?

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on December 06, 2016 in Cravings
A new study says trimming your pubic area can increase your risk of STIs.

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

A Simple Trick to Turn Holiday Pain Into Pleasure

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on December 06, 2016 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
It is free, fast and doesn’t involve medication

Harvard Study Reports: Happier Adults May Exercise More

By Christopher Bergland on December 05, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Would you like to become more physically active? A new study from Harvard University found that improved psychological well-being may give people a boost to exercise more.

Why Single People Can’t Catch a Break

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on December 05, 2016 in Living Single
Stereotypes of single people aren’t true. Surprising findings help explain why they persist.

Improve Clinical Outcomes by Caring for the "Second Brain"

What do migraines, fibromyalgia, IBS and mental illness have in common?

Insomnia Treatment in Your Home

Will apps zap insomnia?
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Medical Treatment Shouldn’t Limit Second Amendment Rights

There is a complication to marijuana legalization: Handgun ownership privileges are denied to those who use marijuana.

Top Tips for Festive-Season Survival

By Atalanta Beaumont on December 02, 2016 in Handy Hints for Humans
These tips will help you get through the holidays.

Play, Health, Safety, and Community

By Bernard L. De Koven on December 02, 2016 in On Having Fun
The healthier the community is and the safer it is, the more the whole community plays, even the adults.

Happier Holidays: 10 Ways to Increase Your Seasonal Joy

By Mark Holder, Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in The Happiness Doctor
Happy Holidays? Here are 10 science-based ways to increase your happiness over the holidays.

Is There a Place for Clinical Thinking in a Hospital?

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on December 01, 2016 in Feeling Our Way
Mark my words: In the not too distant future, some psychology organization will forbid us from treating cancer victims unless we hold some cancer credential.

The Emergency Room “Surprise Bill”

How emergency room bills hurt patients.

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.

Like Kryptonite for Kratom

By Mark Borigini M.D. on November 30, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
The American Kratom Association (aka, AKA) raised $400,000 from its newly motivated membership—its usual intake being $80,000 a year—to fund an army of lobbyists and keep kratom.

Are Humans "Born to Move"?

By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on November 30, 2016 in What a Body Knows
The New York Times asks: “Are we fighting thousands of years of evolutionary history and the best interests of our bodies when we sit all day?"
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Analysis: How the AASECT Sex Addiction Statement Was Created

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on November 30, 2016 in Standard Deviations
An Insider's Perspective Behind the Scenes of AASECT's Historic Sex Addiction Statement.

Do Statin Medications Affect Irritability and Aggression?

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on November 30, 2016 in Minding the Body
Recent guidelines are fueling a boom in the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. One potential side effect of statins is increased irritability, new evidence shows.

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.

The FoMo Health Factor

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on November 30, 2016 in Media Spotlight
New research suggests that excessive fear of missing out be a greater health risk than you might think.

Complement This

By Mark Borigini M.D. on November 29, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
If conventional therapies don’t work, and complementary therapies cease to complement anything, then maybe, just maybe, we start to face failure.
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AASECT Releases Historic Position Statement on Sex Addiction

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on November 29, 2016 in Standard Deviations
AASECT, the national sex therapy certifying organization releases a groundbreaking position statement about the sex addiction model.

Are Kids Born, or Made Into, Emotional Overeaters?

Are the roots of emotional overeating in childhood?

Recovering From PTSD With the Right Help

By Eric Newhouse on November 29, 2016 in Invisible Wounds
I personally know the exhilaration of sitting atop a mountain peak in Montana. Building positive memories like this are important in overriding the memories of trauma.

You Can Catch a Bad Mood

We must be mindful of the people we associate with in order to protect our psychological health.
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Deathbed Visions: Part ll

End-of-Life visions comfort the dying.