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By Tara Peris Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Touchy Subject
Body-focused repetitive behaviors often go undiagnosed for years. Here's what every doctor who treats children should know about spotting and treating these disorders.
By Abigail Fagan on November 13, 2018 in Brainstorm
Author A.J. Jacobs explores the benefits of gratitude—by thanking 1,000 people who helped create his morning cup of coffee.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Insight Therapy
The threesome resides between excitement and trepidation, between problem and solution, and between adventurousness and carelessness.
By Joe Pierre M.D. on November 13, 2018 in Psych Unseen
When and why is self-deception associated with mental health?
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on November 14, 2018 in In Excess
Some people claim that speed (not the drug but the rush of driving fast) can be 'addictive'. But is there any evidence to support the claim?
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Animal Emotions
Watching dogs at dog parks and other places where they can make choices about what they do and with whom is a great way to become dog literate and good for them and their humans.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on November 13, 2018 in Stronger at the Broken Places
There is no statute of limitations regarding hurt feelings or wounded trust. The bad news is that the pain of unfinished business can continue for years; the good news is...
By Stevan Weine, M.D. on November 13, 2018 in Cafes Around the World
Can low resource settings globally build mental health resources that are socially and culturally appropriate?
By Adena Bank Lees, LCSW on November 13, 2018 in From Surviving to Thriving
Are anger and resentment holding you back? There are some simple steps to setting you free.
By Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D, on November 13, 2018 in Dreaming in the Digital Age
If you have a dream that feels spiritually significant and you’re curious what it means, here are 4 questions to help you uncover its deepest energies for insight & transformation.
By James Lake, MD on November 13, 2018 in Integrative Mental Health Care
Curious about essential oils and aromatherapy for anxiety? Research findings support the use of Lavender, Rosemary and Passion flower for general calming. More studies are needed.
By Jodi Klugman-Rabb LMFT on November 13, 2018 in Finding Family
Cycling through anger, shock and sadness is only the beginning.
By Rachel Lynn Golden, Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Affirming Adolescence
We are just beginning to understand the risks and rewards of sexual debut.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in All About Addiction
Addiction experts, including myself, can be expensive and difficult to access. But technology and new media (like podcasts) is making it easier to access good, helpful information.
By Mary Bates Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Animal Minds
How do you get an alligator to faint? Roll it over on its back.
By Kyle D. Pruett M.D. on November 13, 2018 in Once Upon a Child
Strengthen children’s confidence and ability to speak for themselves.
By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in This Is America
In the 1960s and 70s, major newspapers shifted from "objective" transmission and deference in core reporting to (often adversarial) interpretation.
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Science of Choice
Denial is central to explaining why people continue using despite evidence of harmful consequences.
By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in The Meaningful Life
With the mid-term elections in the United States now behind us, all levels of government are facing challenges that will test their capacity to manage transitions.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in The Human Beast
In physically active subsistence societies, there is little obesity despite high food intake. Yet, exercise can have disappointing results in counteracting obesity.
By Mark Matousek on November 13, 2018 in Ethical Wisdom
In his fabulous new book, poet-philosopher Mark Nepo writes about the crisis of belonging that has left so many in our fragmented culture feeling like outsiders in their own lives.
By John T. Chirban Ph.D, Th.D. on November 13, 2018 in Age of Un-Innocence
The rising number of suicides at college require parents and schools to reassess their plans.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Demystifying Psychiatry
Traumatic brain injuries are associated with increased rates of suicide even in those without pre-existing psychiatric conditions.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Competence, autonomy, and relatedness are basic needs in self-determination theory. A new paper shows how to understand narcissism and humility in motivational terms.
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on November 13, 2018 in Happiness Is a State of Mind
World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on November 13th. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds.
By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Shyness Is Nice
When you're in an anxiety spiral, it can be tough to remember the coping tools you've learned. These simplified strategies will make CBT work better for you during these times.
By Robert J Landy Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Couch and Stage
Exemplifying the premise that social interaction promotes optimal health, three old friends meet in a café on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and share compelling stories.
By Jennifer Powell-Lunder Psy.D. on November 13, 2018 in Let's Talk Tween
As parents, we like to revel in the idea that our children are a reflection of us. In reality, however, this is not how tweens see things.
By Thomas S Bateman D.B.A. on November 13, 2018 in Getting Proactive
You already know the standard recommendations for dealing with stress. But you're probably still stressing. Here are more proactive ways to cope.
By Elana Premack Sandler L.C.S.W., M.P.H on November 13, 2018 in Promoting Hope, Preventing Suicide
Not everyone can drink green juice, go yoga, and take a sabbatical. This text-based reminder helps you fit self-care into your daily life.
By American Psychoanalytic Association on November 13, 2018 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
If you're struggling with your sexuality, seek out therapists that offer neutrality and openness.
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Animals and Us
Yale University researchers report that free play with therapy dogs enhances the well-being of stressed out kids.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
Getting “Back to Human” is an important goal and the book provides a blueprint for understanding ways that you can do just that.
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