||If her face could have spoken, it would have said, “I want to turn off the world.” Her eyes were blank and downcast. Her gait was slow, aimless, tired. When … ...
|Psychology Around the Net: November 19, 2016
||Happy Saturday, sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers everything from the psychological reasons Black Friday shopping puts us in a frenzy to how psychiatry as we know it could be affected by the ever-growing testable causes regarding psychiatric disorders — and much … ...
|When “Self Care” becomes Self Indulgence (And How to...
||We therapists are the masters of talking about self care and the worst at actually adopting practices of self care. How many times have you been privy to (or participated in) conversations that go something like this: Therapist Ae: Ugh. I have zero energy to do … ...
|What to Do if Life Spirals Out of Control...
||My last cartoon was about job interviews, and one way to answer the trickiest question of all. This cartoon is about temporary setbacks. I feel like I did some moving … ...
|Why We All Just Need a Little Attention
||Attention is an essential component for our physical health, and it is crucial to all of our closest relationships.
|The Human Need for Attention
||An essential skill for successful romance that you can practice daily.
|On Retreat with B. Alan Wallace Part Two: I’m...
||This article is Part Two in a series, click to read Part One: “Getting Mindfulness Right: Expert B. Alan Wallace Explains Where We Are Going Wrong.” B. Alan Wallace made a big statement during the retreat — that he hardly ever feels exhausted. He has … ...
|Have Questions About Living with Mental Illness? Submit Them!...
||My name is Gabe Howard and I live with bipolar and anxiety disorders. I’m an award-winning writer, a professional speaker, and do mental illness advocacy work all over the country. … ...
|States Aren’t Enough: Here’s why the DEA Should Change...
||More than half the states in the nation and Washington DC have legalized medical marijuana. While people managing pain or living with extremely painful forms of cancer in those states … ...
|Everyday Activity Unexpectedly Linked To Reduced Depression And Anxiety
||The findings could be used to help develop new methods of brain training for treating depression and anxiety.
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|New insight into how Alzheimer's disease begins
||A new study offers important insight into how Alzheimer’s disease begins within the brain. The researchers found a relationship between inflammation, a toxic protein and the onset of the disease. The study also identified a way that doctors can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s by looking at the back of patients’ eyes.
|Fear of the unknown common to many anxiety disorders
||Several anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias, share a common underlying trait: increased sensitivity to uncertain threat, or fear of the unknown, report researchers. The finding could help steer treatment of these disorders away from diagnosis-based therapies to treating their common characteristics.
|The Machiavellian Boss
||How do we define and understand the Machiavellian approach to life? Is it a personality trait or a belief system? What does psychology have to say about this 500-year-old concept?
|5 Painful Lessons an Unloving Mother Teaches
||Food is like sawdust when you are constantly being told how much it costs, how fat it is making you. A roof over your head is merely the container, keeping … ...
|Recongizing and Adjusting Co-Dependent Behaviors
||Simply stated, co-dependency describes a dynamic in which one person enables and supports another person’s dysfunctional behavior or poor emotional health like alcohol or substance abuse, immaturity, irresponsibility, and under-achievement. It’s important to acknowledge that having dependency needs is healthy and normal. In mature and … ...
|He Blocked My Number?!
||To block or not to block. We’ve all done it, well, most of us have, we break up with someone, or have a falling out with someone, and immediately block … ...
|10 Essential Tips for Romantic Love
||How we transform an initial thunderbolt into a lifelong miracle.
|10 Essential Tips for Long-Term Love
||Strategies that will help you transform the initial feelings of love into a life-long relationship.
|How We Choose to Live
||When I was struggling to recover from my eating disorder (and depression, and anxiety, and low self-esteem, and codependency) I was pretty preoccupied. I also thought I pretty much had … ...
|Eclectic Life Suits Fine
||There is a not so subtle difference that is apparent in comparing the lives of adults with ADHD to those without it. And that difference may be surprising to people … ...