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Emotions Override Thinking Every Time
Christine B. L. Adams M.D.
Squelching anger can lead to many emotional illnesses. Verbalizing bottled-up angry feelings may help anorexics improve relationships and reduce self-starvation.
Wonder why people having relationship conflict gravitate to using substances?
Exploring how and why tantrums and meltdowns occur creates a path for lessening the outbursts.
A child's personality affects their psychological hurt from being raised by a self-absorbed parent.
The control dance is carried out in relationships psychologically by means of projection. What do you need to grasp to alter your role?
Courts omit factors when deciding custody. Some are blind spots in judges. Other elements are more psychologically complex.
Feel stressed and confused around self-focused people? Explore why they may have this effect on you, and how to escape your whirlwind of bewilderment.
Ever wonder why you have emotionally charged, categorical appraisals of people? Discover how to discard all-or-nothing patterns of reacting to ourselves and others.
Explore how pandemic depression can arise from a disruption of our “usual” ways of relating with others we are close to, even though these may be unhealthy relating styles.
Do we need to be resilient to recover from adversity? Explore what else is needed that ensures improved coping with misfortune.
Why quick-fix advice may be wasted effort, and what works better.
Explore where super-vulnerable personalities come from, what their difficulties are, and what you can do to alter your inept beliefs about yourself.
Ever feel like you are trying to live a superhuman life? Explore why, how you got that way, what the pitfalls are, and what you can do to dial down your too strong role.
Double standards can create relationship havoc. Understanding where they come from can help you lessen them and improve your relationships.
Is joint custody problematic? A child psychiatrist shares observations from 40 years of child custody work as to why sole custody works better for children.
Emotions do not have to terrorize us. We can make use of feelings to inform thoughts, behaviors, and relationships so that we respond to ourselves and others in reasonable ways.
Wonder why some people intrude into others' lives when they are not wanted? Childhood programming explains the core problem of people who try to give too much.
Wonder why the pandemic makes you feel unproductive and lacking in creative spark? Discover why and what things you can do to rejuvenate yourself.
Ever wonder what the goal of diversity is? To see diverse people in classrooms or on the job? Or to explore diverse thoughts and perspectives and thereby learn?
Ever wonder how overbearing and constrained personalities form and how they interact? Discover some answers and how to make corrections.
A psychiatrist asks, "Do you wish you could alter your personality just a bit?" Trying these 5 steps may help you make desired changes.
A deeper look into self-absorbed people reveals their core helplessness. Here's how they got to be that way.
Discover why you experience relationship anxiety, where it comes from, what it does to you, and how to make changes.
Want therapy that helps you now and into the future or one that only helps right now? Discover what each does and decide just how much better you want to be and for how long.
Personality is not set in stone. Change is possible and lessens emotional illnesses and improves relationships for the rest of your life. Discover how this change can be made.
Curious about the psychology behind why some people don’t wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic? A psychiatrist offers five explanations.
The ways we evaluate people often backfire and leave us with skewed ideas of who they are. We can learn a more accurate method that relies on the observation of seven traits.
Do you think the emotional health consequences for quarantined children are all bad? A child psychiatrist presents six surprise benefits for children isolated at home.
One size does not fit all when it comes to self-care. Discover the differences that depend on your personality and how you manage relationships.
Wonder what makes you and others emotionally sick? Discover what these illnesses look like and how treatable they can be.
Christine B. L. Adams, MD is a child psychiatrist in private practice in Louisville, KY. She is co-author of the book Living on Automatic: How Emotional Conditioning Shapes Our Lives and Relationships.