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Research Updates in Psychiatry: Pregnancy New Study Supports Cardiac Safety of SSRIs in Pregnancy Concerns about the safety of psychiatric medications during pregnancy are common among psychiatrists and patients alike. In many cases, one must weigh the risks of a medication to mother or child against the risks inherent in untreated mental illness. Recent research, however, lends support … ...
Why Lower-Stress Management Leads to Higher Productivity We often just assume a high-intensity model of Type A behavior is the natural style for management. But is this really the best way to bring out the best in others? This article first appeared in Harvard Business Review.
Willpower and Self-Control: Do You Need to Improve Your Self-Discipline? Although famous marshmallow experiment has shown that some people seem to be born with strong willpower, it doesn't mean you can't develop these qualities in your lifetime. Take this quick test to find out how good your self-discipline is.
When Your College Freshman Gets Homesick That first step in the last stage of adolescence, Trial Independence (18-13), moving out from home for job or college, can be harder to take than the young person anticipated. The separation feels hard because the familiarity and comforts of home are sincerely missed.
Four reasons to exercise when you have depression Shortly before my depression snapped me in half, I went to a spin class at the gym. Of all the exercise I have done – and I have done a … ...
3 Art Therapy Techniques to Deal with Anxiety Art therapy can be valuable in navigating anxiety. It can become another healthy tool in our collection whether your anxiety is occasional or chronic. One big benefit of art therapy is its ability to calm the nervous system: When we’re focused on creating, our attention … ...
Don’t Vote For ADHD So today is election day here in Canada. Remember that post I wrote a week or so ago about how I shouldn’t run for office? Well, did I mention that … ...
Does Marriage Take More Than It Gives? What does marriage contribute to social ties between people, the building of community, and the provision of care? For the couple within the marriage, it should, ideally, give a lot. … ...
The Walking Dead: The Further Confessions of Father Gabriel On AMC's The Walking Dead, Father Gabriel Stokes lets zombies kill the members of his congregation, then projects his feelings about his own cowardice and untrustworthiness onto the program's main characters. After becoming progressively more self-destructive, attempting suicide by walker and provoking someone else, he sees he projected his own worst qualities onto others.
FREE Webinar: ADHD Awareness Month: Strategies That Work... October is ADHD Awareness Month! During this special month, PsychCentral.com webinar host Zoë Kessler presents two special webinars you won’t want to miss. In this, the follow-up to our previous session, “ADHD Awareness: 7 Keys to Unlock Your ADHD Potential,” we’ll regroup and discuss what … ...
Lovers or Sex Buddies? Many sex addicts don’t know how to date. They crave a normal relationship but do not have a realistic picture of what a good relationship might look like – or … ...
Does Donald Trump Have Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Now that the GOP debates have settled down, let's put Donald Trump on the couch. Is he just a narcissistic, or does he display full-blown narcissistic personality disorder?
Have A Difficult Partner or Parent? Learn this One Technique Stop confronting that difficult person, and stay on course with this important rule.
Difficult Partner or Parent? Learn this One Technique Stop confronting that difficult person, and stay on course with this # 1 rule.
Questions to Help You Rethink Exercise Exercise doesn’t have to be about losing weight. It doesn’t have to be a punishment or something on your “should-do” list. On Friday I talked about how exercise can be … ...
5 Psychological Lessons from Marathon Running Marathon running is intense and dangerous. So why do some of us take on this kind of superfluous activity? Here are five psychological factors that help us understand the nature of marathon running.
Terrence Howard: “We’re All Artists” “We have to remember…that we’re all artists.” Known for his role in the TV series “Empire,” Terrence Howard is multitalented: before acting he studied chemical engineering, and has produced an … ...
The Nameless Kindness Self-Care Support Each Other and Make...   Why do we wait? We wait, we put it off, we think “maybe later”. Does later really ever get here? You wake up tired, go to bed tired and … ...
Hijab: When Fashion and Religion Intersect, Controversy Often Follows...     Mariah Idrissi is a United Kindom-based Pakistani-Moroccan model. She was recently featured in a national fall ad campaign for recycled clothes. Almost as soon as the klieg lights … ...
How Being Bullied Changed Me When I was thirteen years old, I was “pantsed” by kids I thought were my friends. Or should I say,  kids who I was  hanging around, pretending were my friends searching for the elusive, calming feeling of peer acceptance. I was walking home from school … ...