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By Howard C. Samuels Psy.D. on June 10, 2019 in The Beast Within
Are mental illness and drug addiction mutually exclusive? What if one were fueling the other?
By Temma Ehrenfeld on June 10, 2019 in Open Gently
Fighting depression gives it more power. Learn the techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
By Katherine Nguyen Williams Ph.D. on June 10, 2019 in The Modern Child
Are you wondering if your child should watch "13 Reasons Why?" Or whether to allow them to watch season 2?
By Rebecca Lawrence MPhil, MSc, MRCPsych on June 09, 2019 in Patient to Psychiatrist
What happens to a doctor with mental illness who wants to become a psychiatrist? This is my story.
By Lawrence D. Blum M.D. on June 09, 2019 in Beyond Freud
Struggles with guilt can prompt a career in medicine and other helping professions, but he guilt is a risk factor for later burnout and depression.
By Imi Lo on June 09, 2019 in Living with Emotional Intensity
At the end of your existential darkness, you will come to a new level of intimacy with life, with yourself, and with people in your life. You become a fuller human.
By Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD on June 08, 2019 in Denying to the Grave
Are contested illnesses associated with psychiatric diagnoses? Some patients feel they are not being taken seriously.
By William L. Mace Ph.D. on June 06, 2019 in Campus Confidential: Coping with College
An alarmingly high placebo effect for antidepressants suggests the need to rethink how mental disorders are categorized and treated.
By Scott C. Anderson on June 06, 2019 in Mood by Microbe
Your gut microbes can affect your mood and your sleep patterns. Here are seven ways to help you sleep better at night.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on June 06, 2019 in Theory of Knowledge
In Part VII of our depression blog series, we shift the focus to understanding and assessing your psychological well-being.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on June 05, 2019 in Theory of Knowledge
In Part VI of our depression blog series, we identify neurotic loops and explain why negative reactions to negative feelings play a key role in many depressive disorders.
By Devon Frye on June 05, 2019 in Brainstorm
The disproportionate increase in female suicide is alarming, researchers say, and highlights the need for new, tailored prevention strategies.
By Mike Wang on June 05, 2019 in Alt-Psych
An uncharitable computer scientist put it best: “No offense man, but it’s like bringing fire to cavemen.”
By Diana Raab Ph.D. on June 05, 2019 in The Empowerment Diary
Have you always run from dark or gloomy subjects? Perhaps the month of June is a good time to talk or write about them as a way of healing. Here are some writing prompts to help.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on June 04, 2019 in Theory of Knowledge
Part V in this blog series on what to do if you are depressed explores and sorts out the kinds of causes that contribute to behavioral shutdown.
By Greg O'Brien on June 04, 2019 in On Pluto
Buckner carried his burden with everlasting grace.
By Linda Esposito LCSW on June 04, 2019 in From Anxiety to Zen
Having boundaries that are too rigid or too loose can lead to psychological distress and unhealthy relationships.
By Frank J. Ninivaggi M.D., F.A.P.A. on June 03, 2019 in Envy This!
Psychopharmacology can result in concrete changes in emotions, thinking, and the body’s functioning.
By Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on June 03, 2019 in Click Here for Happiness
Got Anxiety? Brain fog? Digestive issues? Fatigue? Improving your gut health could be the answer.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on June 03, 2019 in Theory of Knowledge
Increasing your awareness by focusing on symptoms and traits and learning key terms.
By Monnica T Williams Ph.D. on June 02, 2019 in Culturally Speaking
Coming out can be difficult, especially when one is weighted down by internalized doubt and shame. Self-compassion can be key to strong LGBTQ mental health.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on June 02, 2019 in Theory of Knowledge
Part III on a blog series on understanding depression. This describes two key paradoxes of depression, that of shutdown and of effort, that can be helpful to understand.
By Rebecca Housel Ph.D. on June 01, 2019 in Survive Anything
Loss, grief, and depression are intertwined, but so are the neurons in your brain. Read on to learn more about how your physiology affects your psychology.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on June 01, 2019 in Theory of Knowledge
Part II in a blog series offering a self-help guide for depression. Today's focus is on the concept of acceptance.
By Odelya Gertel Kraybill Ph.D. on May 31, 2019 in Expressive Trauma Integration
What we eat affects how we feel. Stress affects the gut which in turn affects how we feel. What is happening in the gut affects our response to stress.
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