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By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on June 15, 2019 in Fixing Families
The blahs, the blues affect us all at times, they can make our world seem gray, lower our energy, interest, libido. Common causes and action steps.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on June 14, 2019 in Theory of Knowledge
In this next installment in the series, we take the first step toward action and engage in values clarification.
By Lydia Denworth on June 13, 2019 in Brain Waves
Nature has established health benefits. Now a study examines just how much exposure to the outdoors it takes to achieve those benefits and boost health and wellbeing.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on June 13, 2019 in Evidence-Based Living
Researchers are looking more closely at the early stages of life to see if specific conditions that occur in utero and at birth relate to greater risk of suicide later.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on June 13, 2019 in Balanced
Scientists are exploring the potential of the drug found in "magic mushrooms" to help patients with anxiety, depression, and addiction. Here's what they have seen.
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on June 12, 2019 in Between Cultures
New research explores the role of culture on the link between negative emotions and health outcomes.
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 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 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 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 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 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 Lydia Denworth on May 30, 2019 in Brain Waves
Concern over possible negative effects of social media has reached a fever pitch. But new research is reassuring and suggests we may be worrying about the wrong things.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on May 29, 2019 in The Human Beast
What are the biological and behavioral effects of being exposed to artificially long days in the modern era?
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on May 29, 2019 in Feeling Our Way
Therapy is not supposed to make you comfortable; it’s supposed to make you comfort-able.
By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D. on May 27, 2019 in Your Neurochemical Self
I haven't heard much positivity lately, so I am thrilled to find it in the Latin America Positive Psychology Network.
By Abigail Fagan on May 21, 2019 in Brainstorm
Key barriers to treatment remain, despite increased access to care.
By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on May 21, 2019 in Beauty Sick
Which comes first, depression or increased social media use? New research addresses the “chicken or the egg” question.
By Arash Emamzadeh on May 16, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A recent study examines depressive symptom trajectories in males and females, from late childhood to young adulthood.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on May 13, 2019 in The Asymmetric Brain
Genetic variation in the serotonin transporter gene is supposed to have a strong impact on whether someone develops depression or not. A new study casts doubt on this assumption.
By Mark Setton D.Phil. on May 11, 2019 in On the Happiness Trail
The depression epidemic is global.
By Marcia Morris M.D. on May 09, 2019 in College Wellness
If you have gotten your child to open up to you about mental health, you have won half the battle.
By Arash Emamzadeh on May 09, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A new study of over 100,000 suicides in 18 U.S. states examines the seasonal, monthly, weekly, and daily time patterns of suicide.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on May 09, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research examines women's personality trajectories from mid- to later-life.
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