Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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How mental health influences all that we do
Jean Kim M.D.
Travel can improve your state of mind on multiple levels. It enhances your interpersonal skills, your situational awareness, and your sense of creativity.
Introverts often feel overlooked or misunderstood in extrovert-heavy American work culture. Here are strategies for them to connect successfully with coworkers and excel at work.
The increased focus on sci-fi in streaming services like Netflix and Amazon reflect our global shift towards technology, and our increased anxiety about its effects on our society
Depression is an illness that reflects the complex relationship between brain biology and life stressors. But coping with it is never as simple as "snapping out of it."
Bowe Bergdahl's controversial desertion and return highlights the dilemmas of moral injury and its relationship to PTSD in combat zones.
Time travel is popular in recent TV shows like Netflix's "Dark" and "Twin Peaks" and reflects our internal anxiety about death and loss and lack of control in our lives.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a complex condition with a gray middle zone of prognosis that remains poorly understood. Psychosocial supports are crucial to maximum recovery.
Women fought hard for the right to pursue multiple roles, but now approach burnout in a country that fails to sufficiently support working mothers.
The heartbreak of 9/11 held the nation's sympathy. For a few wayward souls, the temptation of receiving that powerful sympathy was worth lying for.
Evidence shows sleep washes and repairs the brain and maintains our health; as a society we shouldn't neglect the importance of sleep hygiene.
What is the best way to handle a client's religious views if they differ from your own?
Migraines may have a neurobiological connection to the same systemic pathways that affect trauma and mood, and can occur more frequently in people with a history of abuse.
Detective Stella Gibson in the BBC-Netflix series "The Fall" helps illuminate the tough balancing act careerwomen face in earning credibility
We need to remain vigilant about the risks of social media's influence on our society and human behaviors.
A look at why bad leaders still succeed in gaining followers.
Physician stress is built into the nature of the profession, but there are ways to cope.
The connection between narrative and consciousness provide a model for PTSD in the mind, and shows how narrative-focused therapies can help people take ownership of their trauma
There are genuine scientific reasons for Pokemon Go's purported mental health benefits.
Psychotherapy can be as delicate and dangerous as neurosurgery, sifting through psychic pain to find the mass within.
We need to examine how the biological symptoms of postpartum mental illnesses intersect with the high societal expectations regarding the "perfect mother."
Workplace emotional health depends heavily on leadership. These are 8 bad boss behaviors to watch out for that can lead to stress in the workplace.
As a psychiatrist-in-training and then a young attending in the 2000s, I saw the undue influence drug companies had over our academic field.
Celebrity doctors and VIP treatment need to follow the basic ethics of the Hippocratic Oath, do no harm, instead of catering to the whims of their famous clients.
It's important to understand the patient's reality.
The best way to tackle the demons of obsessive-compulsive disorder is to face them head-on.
Breakups are a common part of human experience, but we still underestimate how devastating they are for people to go through. Here are 8 basic steps towards self-healing.
People often don't realize how strongly the relationship to their first love, their parent, affects their future romantic relationships.
Are you afraid of using the phone to call people? You are not alone. Here are some simple strategies to tackle this not uncommon form of social phobia.
Does tipping benefit the American customer more than the service staff receiving them? Is tipping more about control and power than we realize? Should we follow the rest of the world's lead in getting rid of them?
The American Dream of the self-made individual is failing; the easy way to get narcissistic fame and attention has become turning to mass shooting. How do we get rid of this toxic phenomenon?
Jean Kim, M.D. is a psychiatrist and writer working in Washington, DC.