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Allison Abrams, LCSW-R
Languishing, that elusive "blah" feeling, has been one of the most prominent psychological effects of the last year and it is a risk factor for major depression, researchers say.
According to a new study, physical and mental health continue to decline even as we approach the end of the pandemic.
If it feels like the world is spinning out of control, here are some simple yet powerful steps to help cultivate inner calm.
Sometimes a depressive episode can sneak up on you when you least expect it. Here are a few quick, on-the-spot tools to ease its symptoms.
We know ways to boost our immune system to fight a virus. But how do we build up immunity to the psychological effects of social distancing? Here are a few suggestions.
Is America ready for an angry woman to lead? One study says yes.
In an age of anxiety, how can we protect our psychological and emotional well-being?
There are many paths toward happily ever after. Marriage is just one.
Can we change who we are attracted to?
Whether you are struggling with seasonal-related depression or a less severe case of “the blues,” here are some ways to cope.
Self-love is essential for psychological and emotional well-being. But what is its true meaning? And why do so many struggle?
In 2019, stigma around mental illness should not be a barrier to receiving treatment. So how do we end it once and for all?
The ending of a significant romantic relationship can be emotionally devastating. Here are some ways to survive the tsunami of grief.
Navigating the modern dating world can be challenging. Here are 10 ways to date smarter and improve your odds of finding love.
Navigating the modern dating world can have negative emotional and psychological effects on even the most confident daters.
Have we become a nation of loners, and if so, what can we do about it?
Sometimes walking away from a relationship that doesn't work can be a great gift of self-compassion. So, should you stay, or should you go?
Separating children from their families without cause will have catastrophic psychological effects on children and on society.
Is depression primarily a function of nature or nurture? Experts weigh in.
As demonized as antidepressants have come to be by many, we must not forget the number of lives that those same medications have saved.
It takes a special brand of courage to rise above stereotypes and ignorance to ask for the help you need and deserve.
Can jealousy be a positive thing? What if it could actually improve your relationship and bring you and your partner closer together? Here's how psychologists say it can.
Here's why being clinically depressed requires no justification.
The key to self-acceptance is embracing both the light and the dark sides of ourselves. We can do this through self-compassion.
Artificial Intelligence will enhance mental health support for veterans through the first-ever meditation voice app launching this week in partnership with National Geographic.
New steps are being taken to change false, unrealistic body ideals portrayed in the media.
Care too much about what other people think of you? Why you need to stop now.
How partners can help one another change their attachment styles and deepen their relationship.
Parents and loved ones of those who have died by suicide share their personal stories. Learn some of the warning signs and how you can help.
Can racism and other forms of bigotry be categorized as mental illnesses?
Allison Abrams, LCSW-R, is a licensed psychotherapist in NYC, as well as a writer and advocate for mental health awareness and destigmatization.