Whether it’s joy or anger, we’re wired to catch and spread emotions. Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones.
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Exploring the pervasive, and unperceived, patterns that govern our lives
Katie Gilbert, Seth Meyers Psy.D.
Could every inpatient psychiatric unit provide some sort of a gym for their patients?
Some personalities thrive on chaos, conflict, or upsetting other people. There are specific strategies you can use to stop these personalities in their path.
The pop singers may one day be recognized as revolutionary in the way they have flipped the script on the shame of mental illness.
Questions about Michael Jackson's personal life focus on whether he was a pedophile. The film underscores a deeper question about the overlap between pedophiles and psychopaths.
Children who won't follow the rules may have one of several diagnoses. Parents can cope with each and protect their own mental health.
One of the most helpful techniques to channel anxious or elevated mood is writing a list of specific behaviors that can be used like a food menu one orders from in a restaurant.
I am often asked, "What's the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath?" There's no good answer, because it's a bad question that must be reframed.
The factors that make a person stay in an unhappy relationship are more complex than some may want to believe. Guilt about ending it, interestingly, may be a factor.
A mini vacation with one of your kids—especially if your child is struggling emotionally—can foster bonding and increase parent-child cohesion.
Receiving a subpoena for records can be anxiety-provoking. Following professionally-endorsed protocols, you can protect everyone involved effectively.
The late singer was reduced, by end of her life, to a drug-addicted caricature. The new film exposes how it is the hidden, behind-closed-doors factors which are the real killer.
Those who have close relationships with narcissists wonder why the narcissist fights so dirty, and why they get triggered when the other person is happy or succeeds. Here's why.
Parents can use the information from a new study by talking to their kids about social media use in a specific, focused way that encourages insight and reflection in the child.
As frustrating and confusing as severe narcissists can be in work or personal relationships, there are two visual techniques you can use that help. Try both with your narcissist.
A new film showcases a character that is perfectly consistently with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Having children changes everything, including the adult friendships you had before and the new ones you make. Some experiences can be especially surprising.
The death of a popular TV character created a media frenzy. What does this say about our most basic human needs?
Why do so many people give unsolicited advice? Don't they know most of it goes unheeded? Moreover, do they do it for themselves or for the person they are supposedly helping?
The once-a-week rule could save many new relationships from burning out too soon.
Parents pranking young children begs the following question: When does it become abusive or exploitative?
Parents can play an instrumental role in trying to reduce the risks of sexual assault with their children if they routinely discuss the issue and remind them how it happens.
The smartest, most mindful thing you can do when planning a vacation is to ask yourself one basic question: What do I need emotionally and physically at this point in time?
Overprotective parents say they have their child's best interests in mind. Is it true?
One of the best things you can do for your relationship is to ask your partner if he or she ever feels claustrophobic in the relationship.
Approach the situation with empathy and caution.
If you meet someone you feel extremely sexually attracted to, you must ask yourself a few basic questions - or else.
When my son recently falsely accused me of "child abuse," I researched the issue and found very little support online. Here, I offer guidance that can hopefully help other parents.
Literature on narcissism and the public's understanding of it focuses on superiority, or the narcissist's pursuit of it. The actual root of the personality is something else.
One cognitive technique takes only a minute or two to do, and it can reroute your mood and thinking instantly. Why stay stuck in a bad mood or fixated on something negative?
Many couples deal with dying passion and a loss of sexual attraction. But couples can feel attracted to each other again if they are willing to do the work.
Katie Gilbert is a freelance journalist who writes regularly for Institutional Investor.
Seth Meyers, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist with the L.A. County Department of Mental Health.