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By Lantie Elisabeth Jorandby M.D. on May 14, 2021 in Use Your Brain
Addiction research and treatment have historically been centered on men. That's changing—and many women are better for it.
By Anthony D. Smith LMHC on May 14, 2021 in Up and Running
Diagnosing from one symptom is a key contributor to psychiatric misdiagnosis. Examples of the perils of this bad practice abound, but two simple questions can stop this habit.
By Evan Parks Psy.D. on May 14, 2021 in Pain Rehabilitation
COVID-19 long-haulers face uncertain treatment options. These patients, and the doctors treating them, are finding hope following the principles of rehabilitation medicine.
By Ying (Lena) Wang Ph.D. on May 13, 2021 in Work and Personality Change
Our personalities can change more than once thought—and our jobs can help.
By Alan J. Steinberg M.D. on May 14, 2021 in The Meditating Mind
The science is clear: Meditation reduces stress and helps manage mental illness.
By Melinda Karth M.S., M.A. on May 14, 2021 in The Neuroscience of Eating Disorders
Neuroscience can help us explain the brain's role in eating disorders. However, there are certain challenges when trying to make these connections.
By Matthew J. Sharps Ph.D. on May 14, 2021 in The Forensic View
Adolescents are cognitively similar to adults; but there are important developmental differences of extraordinary significance to the criminal justice system.
By Carlin Barnes, MD and Marketa Wills, MD, MBA on May 14, 2021 in Mental Illness in America
Each of us can play a part, whether big or small, in raising mental health awareness and thereby decreasing stigma. Here's why it's so important.
By Nick Morgan Ph.D. on May 14, 2021 in Communications That Matter
The Japanese concept of Kintsugi is the art of repairing broken pottery with gold, silver, or platinum and celebrating the broken places. Its lesson of embracing imperfection could help us as well.
By Amanda L. Giordano Ph.D., LPC on May 14, 2021 in Understanding Addiction
Addiction is not limited to drug abuse. It also manifests as compulsive engagement in rewarding behaviors. The more we know, the more effectively we can respond.
By Ian I. Mitroff Ph.D. on May 14, 2021 in Crisis Management
When it comes to crisis management, artificial intelligence may fall short.
By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D. on May 14, 2021 in What Matters Most?
The science of character strengths took another leap forward with a special journal issue dedicated to understanding, studying, and developing what is best in human beings.
By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on May 14, 2021 in Rediscovering Love
As a result of this unnatural situation, re-entry dating anxiety is totally understandable and shared by many others. Here's how to deal with it.
By David W. Wahl Ph.D. on May 14, 2021 in This Sexual Self
Why would someone enjoy having their breathing restricted during sexual activity? Research highlights some possible psychological motivations behind "breath play."
By Vanessa LoBue Ph.D. on May 14, 2021 in The Baby Scientist
We are finally seeing some relief from COVID-19 with the approval of vaccines from Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J for ages 16 and up. But when will they be safe for younger children?
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on May 14, 2021 in Theory of Knowledge
The complicated motives that sometimes underlie giving.
By Arash Emamzadeh on May 14, 2021 in Finding a New Home
According to a recently published study, people with depression show a reduction in visual contrast suppression.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 14, 2021 in How To Do Life
41 ideas on personal growth, relationships, work, and more.
By Tonya Lester LCSW on May 14, 2021 in Staying Sane Inside Insanity
In relationships, the shock absorber accepts, ignores, or minimizes others' thoughtless or unkind behavior to lessen the impact and avoid conflict.
By Nelisha Wickremasinghe, DProf. on May 14, 2021 in Spellbound
Do your intimate relationships too often end up in disappointment and disillusion? If so, you may be trapped in the Big O love loop.
By Karin Blak on May 14, 2021 in Demystifying Therapy
Are you experiencing sexual difficulties with intimacy? Psychosexual therapy might have the answer.
By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 14, 2021 in In One Lifespan
Part II: When approaching system design work, it is important to reflect on methods. Methods can be usefully combined, and the group is greater than the method.
By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D. on May 14, 2021 in Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life
Part II: A reading list for my year of listening to the world's greatest lecturers.
By Leslie E. Korn Ph.D., MPH, LMHC, ACS, NTP on May 13, 2021 in Rhythms of Recovery
PTSD disrupts the rhythmic function of consciousness. Psychedelics can help restore that sense of rhythm and balance.
By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on May 13, 2021 in Compassion Matters
Here are some ways to take responsibility for our happiness, while creating more happiness in our relationship.
By Melinda DeSeta LMHC on May 13, 2021 in The Modern Sex Therapist
Masturbation may help boost your well-being and improve sex with your partner.
By Katherine Compitus on May 13, 2021 in Zooeyia
Has COVID-19 allowed us to understand the therapeutic effects of a wider variety of animals?
By Grace Blair on May 13, 2021 in School of Thought
Is no news good news? Well, not exactly. The media is important to our nation's livelihood, but many have lost faith in it.
By Elizabeth Lanza, Ph.D. on May 13, 2021 in Living with Languages
In families where more than one language is spoken, grandparents can play a vital role in their grandchildren's learning of the language.
By Christopher Bergland on May 13, 2021 in The Athlete's Way
New research into human cooperation suggests that helping others directly or witnessing someone help another person both played a role in the evolutionary emergence of cooperation.
By John-Manuel Andriote on May 13, 2021 in Stonewall Strong
Are you going through a major transition? Is life, or someone, putting you through changes? Tools are available to help you get through it all intact.
By Carrie Barron M.D. on May 13, 2021 in The Creativity Cure
Blindsided by a betrayal? Could this be a gift you would never have given yourself? Separating the urge to reverse rejection from the true wish to remain with this person.
By Rob Whitley, Ph.D. on May 13, 2021 in Talking About Men
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