There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Rubin Khoddam PhD on January 02, 2019 in The Addiction Connection
Utilize these six tools from cognitive behavioral therapy to help decrease your pain and begin engaging with your life in a meaningful way.
By Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LMSW on December 14, 2018 in Chronically Me
In the quest for healthier living, playtime is serious business—for children and adults alike.
By Robert C. Smith M.D. on December 09, 2018 in Patient Zero
Here’s how to treat chronic pain.
By Robert C. Smith M.D. on October 21, 2018 in Patient Zero
Chronic pain patients are simply trying to survive.
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on September 26, 2018 in Turning Straw Into Gold
New ideas for living well, even if our health is less than ideal.
By Wayne Jonas M.D. on September 07, 2018 in How Healing Works
If you’re like most people, the doctor you see most is your primary care provider. And that’s the place to start building your pain management team.
By Wayne Jonas M.D. on August 28, 2018 in How Healing Works
Women have more frequent, lasting, and severe pain than men.
By Michael Castleman M.A. on August 16, 2018 in All About Sex
Three recent studies, including the largest ever conducted, find that two-thirds of users say cannabis enhances sexual satisfaction.
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on August 08, 2018 in Turning Straw Into Gold
Please don’t assume that chronic illness has ruined our lives or stolen any chance for us to feel content and to be happy.
By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Your Brain on Food
Thirty states and the District of Columbia have made medical marijuana available. The evidence collected from these states may finally provide answers.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on July 05, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Cannabis is widely believed to relieve chronic pain, but this conclusion is based on limited evidence. New research sheds light on the issue.
By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on June 04, 2018 in Feeling It
We numb ourselves from emotional pain in every way possible, yet in doing so we ironically and unwittingly pull the brakes on our own happiness.
By Robert C. Smith M.D. on May 27, 2018 in Patient Zero
What defines a disease?
The Institute of Medicine blew it!
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on May 15, 2018 in Turning Straw Into Gold
The one constant in my life since I began writing for Psychology Today seven years ago has been chronic illness. Because 10 + 7 = 17, it’s time for “17 Tips from 17 Years Sick.”
By Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT on April 24, 2018 in Arts and Health
Can a relatively brief, art-based intervention presented bedside make a significant difference in the life of cancer patients? Yes.
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on April 10, 2018 in Turning Straw Into Gold
I always celebrate my anniversary of writing for Psychology Today with a post that offers some of my past pieces for reading (or re-reading).
By Beth Darnall PhD on January 19, 2018 in Less Pain, Fewer Pills
Psychological factors influence the experience of pain, how well treatments work, and whether pain resolves. Mindset science for pain relief is key to recovery and well-being.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on November 07, 2017 in ExperiMentations
A simple technique techique for relief from chronic pain using mindfulness-based exposure to internal bodily sensations of pain.
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on October 27, 2017 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
New hope for previously untreatable pain.
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on October 05, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
The right equipment and attention to your daily habits can help you conquer these feelings.
By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on September 26, 2017 in Feeling It
Conquering pain and stress with the mind is not only possible—it's powerful.
By James F. Zender Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in The New Normal
New technologies offer great hope for human pain and suffering.
By Denis G. Patterson D.O. on August 07, 2017 in Navigating Pain Management
How did the U.S. become a nation involved in a prescription opioid epidemic?
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on June 19, 2017 in Think, Act, Be
When one partner battles chronic pain, both partners suffer. A new treatment program offers hope—and lessons that can strengthen any relationship.
By Dr. Wendy Boring-Bray, DBH, LPC on February 10, 2017 in A New Beginning
Have you been affected by a suicide this year?