Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Living in a family with differences
Elizabeth Mazur, Ph.D.
A new study finds that friendships among adults with disabilities are beneficial. Might that be true for young people, too?
What are parents of children with illness most stressed about? A new research study gives us some answers.
Do you know your basic facts about online dating with a disability? Take this True/False quiz.
It's hard for adolescents to get up in the morning, especially if they suffer from depression and other mental illnesses. What tips can we get from published research?
We all mess up. Its easy to be hard on yourself when you have a disability, or even when you don't.
Have you ever told a parent of a child with a disability to "lighten up"? Perhaps that's not the best approach.
“How do I explain my ADD to my new boyfriend?” the transfer student asks. Our conversation captures the tension of self-disclosure.
Child in the midst of panic attack, or emotional flooding? Here is a new response for parents to consider.
A new dating app seems to provide an easy way to meet partners with and without disabilities. Will it be successful despite the potential stigma?
What are the advantages and challenges of online dating for persons with disabilities?
"Why does Grandma talk funny?", your daughter asks at the holiday dinner.
How can we encourage a positive disability identity? Here are some suggestions.
Elizabeth Mazur, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at Penn State Greater Allegheny in McKeesport, Penn.