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Are You Seeing a Good Therapist? 5 Tell-Tale Signs You find a therapist online or through your insurance. Or maybe a friend recommends them. Either way, you call and make your first appointment. You start seeing this therapist for 50-minute sessions once a week. But how do you know if your therapist is actually … ...
Self-Finding Difficulty On a recent trip, at a random social moment I found myself looking for a word. It was one of those “tip of the tongue” situations where you know that … ...
Today I Love This Cooler Darker Morning Today I love this cooler, darker morning. Not cooler by general standards, but cooler than it has been. I love that it has a kind of mournful lonesome feel to … ...
Psychology Around the Net: July 9, 2016 Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! I hope my fellow Americans enjoyed last week’s Fourth of July celebrations! Unfortunately, my neck of the woods has been devastated with rain and extreme flooding, so I didn’t get to celebrate as much as I would have liked. However, … ...
Psychiatry Research Updates: Link Between Social Anxiety and Suicidal... Link Between Social Anxiety and Suicidal Ideation The teen years are known as a time of increased suicide risk. Associated factors such as depression, social support, and anxiety were recently studied to understand their relationship to ideation, planning, and suicide attempts. Researchers at University of … ...
Is the Season of Celebrations Getting You Down? The beginning of summer is just one of those times of year when it seems that everyone is celebrating. It is wedding season, so friends and family are celebrating their … ...
Do Female Presidents or Prime Ministers Make Any Difference? ...if the percentage of women in the legislature increases by 5 per cent, a state is nearly five times less likely to use violence internationally.
Where Neuroscience is Making the Impossible, Possible Three ways science fiction is fast becoming science
Is Mental Health Strictly Mental? “Mental health” and “mental illness” mischaracterize neurodivergence by locating it as a problem, and a problem in the head, and nowhere else.
The Art of Negotiation- Part 2 Linda: So many people now are refusing to enter into this formally recognized union of marriage because they have negative associations with the institution. What if what’s true is that … ...
3 Things Researchers Have Learned From Studying Rock Climbers... Rock climbing is a sport that pushes both the body and the mind to their limits. You don’t know what focus is until you’ve tried to scale a vertical slab of granite! (Or so I’m told – personally, I’m not a big fan of heights.) Because rock climbing is as...
A Journey to a Diagnosis I knew that I had a mental illness. I had for a very long time. Ever since I was 15 and tried to kill myself I knew that I had a mental illness. But I wasn’t very accepting of it. Don’t get me wrong, I … ...
Just let it go…You let it go! Recently I have struggled with letting things go and I wonder what it would be like to just go with the flow in life, and let things go. I see … ...
Coping with the Pain and Uncertainty Around Us   I woke up this morning feeling heavy. My thoughts racing and yet like molasses at the same time. It was one of those mornings when I just felt like … ...
Help that Does Not Help: Advice that Fuels Anger Advice is like cooking–you should try it before you feed it to others. Much of the advice you think is helpful, actually has the opposite effect. It makes the situation … ...
Do You Have ‘Fear of Being Observed’? Social anxiety is a well known phenomenon, yet there is one component  – fear of being observed – that seems to help clarify the issue for some people. Fear of … ...
Punch Drunk: Six Factors That Influence Your Buzz Why is it that some people take one drink and get drunk, but others drink a lot more and don’t even seem buzzed? Many factors, including your age and how … ...
FOUR WAYS TO FIGHT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC In 2014, more people died of a drug overdose than ever before in our country’s history. It’s clear that we are experiencing a public health crisis on a national scale, … ...
Bipolar Disorder and OCD Combined Bipolar disorder rarely exists on its own. Ninety-five percent of patients have at least one other diagnosable psychiatric disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common. These include generalized anxiety disorder, … ...
Be the Light “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”-Martin Luther King, Jr. What do you do when you have … ...