Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Simple and powerful techniques for coping with anxiety and worry.
Robert L. Leahy Ph.D.
Which flavor of envy are you experiencing?
How can you build trust where there is jealousy?
"Wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone did exactly what I wanted them to do?"
The terrorists want us all to be afraid. But should we?
Are you neurotic or simply human?
Do you find yourself worried that your partner is interested in someone else?
Here are ten steps to turning worry around.
Here are seven techniques to defeat the self-critical voice that is your own worst enemy
Like many people, you may negate everything you do and blow things up as if your mistakes are the worst that one can imagine. Learn how to answer that self-critic.
If you are a complainer you may inadvertently be driving people away.
A friend of mine told me in college, "no matter what you do, some people won't like you."
What kind of manager are you and how is it working?
Listening to a patient is the first step in building trust for someone who may have felt that no one has ever listened and cared about them
What is the probability that the plane will crash? Almost zero. Or, that you will lose all your money in the market? Almost zero.
But then you insist, “Yes, but it could happen!"
Living life involves making mistakes and getting on with things. But many of us get undermined by our fear and intolerance of mistakes.
Practicing discomfort can help you achieve the goals that are important to you. But it means doing things that you don’t want to do.
Are you stressed by everyday events? Losing perspective? Here are five easy steps to take today to let go of stress.
Being alone doesn't mean that you have to feel miserable and lonely. Develop a strategy to cope with your feelings of loneliness and free yourself up to live independently.
Are your discussions with people who disagree with you sounding like character assassination? It doesn't have to be that way.
Confused, angry and anxious after the election? Maybe we can try to put things in perspective and move forward together.
In almost all areas of our lives trust has declined—and it has been on the decline for decades.
We are anxious because our anxious brain has a rule book that guarantees biased thinking.
Understanding the evolutionary basis of everyday fears
Envy can lead to depression and hostility and can undermine you at work and with your friends. Here are a few ideas of how to turn envy around.
Dr. Robert Leahy, Author of "The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You," provides tips for coping with worry.
You can’t stand it when someone is doing better than you. You resent it, want to see them fail, and you feel guilty and ashamed of these envious feelings. You are not alone.
Trump plays on anxiety and fear and uses an emotional appeal to promise a cure. Why does this appeal to people?
Why is Ebola leading to panic? Cognitive science can tell us how we misperceive risk and how we get carried away with our fears.
Social anxiety can keep you from making friends, advancing in work, and can lead to depression. The good news is that cognitive behavioral therapy can help you.
People with social anxiety live in constant fear of being evaluated negatively. How do anxious people use worry as "preparation" for social interaction, how do they misperceive threat, and how do they ruminate later about how badly they have done?
Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., is the author of The Jealousy Cure, Anxiety Free, The Worry Cure, and Beat the Blues. He is a clinical professor of psychology at Weill-Cornell Medical School.