What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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By Amy Morin on February 10, 2020 in What Mentally Strong People Don't Do
You can conquer your fear of flying if you really want to. As a psychotherapist, here's how I help people conquer their fear of flying.
By Benjamin Hardy Ph.D. on February 06, 2020 in Quantum Leaps
Re-code stressful memories into less stressful ones.
By Scott C. Anderson on January 31, 2020 in Mood by Microbe
People may shun you when you are depressed or anxious. They shouldn't. It's time to bring depression out of the shadows.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on January 27, 2020 in Canine Corner
New research investigates whether your dog will heroically act like Lassie or Rin Tin Tin, and try to rescue you when he sees that you are in distress.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on January 24, 2020 in Balanced
While sleep problems are extremely common, the neurobiological mechanisms behind insomnia are not entirely understood.
By Christopher Bergland on January 23, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
Throughout history, anecdotal reports have linked acute stress with premature gray hair. Now, new research in mice helps us understand how too much fight-or-flight stress may turn hair white.
By Robert Enright Ph.D. on January 20, 2020 in The Forgiving Life
Resentments can live with us for years. If someone bullied you when you were an adolescent, the sting of this might still be present. Yet, the residual effects of anger can leave.
By Sara Canaday on January 13, 2020 in You (According to Them)
Are you stuck in a loop of trying to be always-on, always-available, and always-informed? Figure out exactly what triggers the stress and discover how to stop the cycle.
By Briana Mezuk Ph.D. on January 12, 2020 in Ask an Epidemiologist
We can learn more than we bargained for from “natural experiments.”
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on January 10, 2020 in Think, Act, Be
Self-criticism is common when dealing with long-term health problems. Here are 5 ways to practice self-compassion.
By Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on January 07, 2020 in Click Here for Happiness
Chronically stressed? Can't shake the blues? It could be your genes.
By Terri Apter Ph.D. on January 06, 2020 in Domestic Intelligence
Normally, we try to protect ourselves from physical harm. Why do so many teens deliberately cut themselves?
By Michael S. Scheeringa M.D. on January 03, 2020 in Stress Relief
Clinic data show what percentages of psychotherapy patients can change in less than three months, between three and 12 months, and longer than 12 months
By Rebecca A. Housel Ph.D. on December 31, 2019 in Survive Anything
Starting fresh in 2020 may save your mental health. New research explains why.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on December 31, 2019 in Insight Therapy
"Psychological hardiness" denotes an ability to assess stressors accurately, face them intentionally, and act on them with courage and purpose.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on December 28, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
When couples separate, the implication is that they will proceed to divorce. A new study shows the difficulties experienced when a relationship's future isn't all that clear-cut.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on December 23, 2019 in The Asymmetric Brain
Feeling curious about what Christmas does to your brain and body? Here are surprising scientific findings about the holidays.
By Alana Siegel Psy.D. on December 18, 2019 in Traumatized
How can childbirth result in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on December 18, 2019 in Evidence-Based Living
The holiday season can add stress to our lives. But are the holiday blues real?
By Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH on December 14, 2019 in Being Unlonely
Why you should understand the reciprocal relationship between workplace loneliness and burnout
By James Lake, MD on December 11, 2019 in Integrative Mental Health Care
Chronic stress and poor nutrition may significantly increase the risk of developing depressed mood.
By Traci Stein Ph.D., MPH on December 11, 2019 in The Integrationist
That malaise you've noticed after each Christmas with your in-laws? It's not all in your head. The proof is in the poop.
By David Hanscom, MD on December 07, 2019 in Anxiety: Another Name for Pain
It is important to change the language around these diagnoses to focus on the root cause being anxiety.
By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on December 04, 2019 in Supersurvivors
We can’t always control the stressful events around us. Relationships provide a sense of safety, but technology and current events may be eroding it.
By Georgia Witkin Ph.D. on December 04, 2019 in The Chronicles of Infertility
Asking your people for emotional support during hard times can be scary. Here are a few tips to help.
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