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3 Mistakes Parents Make with Technology that Hurt Their Kids Four simple guidelines to stop your kid from becoming a member of “Generation Screen”
A Tribute to Patty Duke As you probably know, actress Patty Duke died on March 29, 2016. Of course, her talent as an actress can’t be denied, but her mental health advocacy was equally important. This advocacy is what puts her in my personal Hall of Fame. First diagnosed with … ...
Psychiatry Research Updates: Pediatric PTSD and Antisocial Behavior... PEDIATRIC PTSD Does Guanfacine Work for Pediatric PTSD? Kathryn G. Fort Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry NYU Child Study Center Bellevue Hospital Center Dr. Fort has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity. … ...
10 Tips for Staying Sober During Difficult Times Self-care is critically important, especially in early recovery. Here are some methods to stay balanced, for 12 steppers and non-12 steppers alike. My 2016 had a rocky start. It was all relatively manageable stuff — tremors, instead of earthquakes — but for a recovering alcoholic, … ...
Unveiling an Underappreciated Key to Creativity Flexing our creative muscles — by detail stepping
So What Do Obsessions Feel Like? I talked about how the content of my intrusive thoughts kept me from seeking help for most of my life. Another factor in my silence and fear was how those … ...
What Draws Partners to a Dance of Codependency and... The toxic dance steps of codependency and narcissism begins when two opposite, distinctly off-balance behavior patterns, attract one another. When they first come together, a seemingly perfect union of two “dance” partners … ...
Why Bottling Up Emotions is Central to Masculinity Society has an incentive to socialize men to hide their emotions.
More Ways to Be Enchanted Every Day Last week, in this piece, I wrote about the different ways we can be enchanted every day. This not only enhances our lives, but it inspires us to create. Enchantment … ...
Hey! Don’t Rush Me to Forgive, Forget and Get... Anyone struggling to recover from emotional abuse has probably been told, “Oh, just forgive, forget and get over it!” What a slap to the face! As I chronicle my own … ...
6 Ways to Eliminate Everyday Anxiety Anxiety is actually good for us. It gives people a surge of energy, splash of wakefulness, and intrinsic drive to get through the day. It was useful when our ancestors needed to be alerted from dangers and it’s useful today. Unfortunately, anxiety can tend to … ...
10 Signs That A Young Person is Depressed Or Anxious Mood swings, weight change and shifts in everyday habits are just a few of the signs to look out for. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
A Mini Manifesto for Caring for Yourself and Living... Don’t shut off your sadness. Do cry if you need to. Let it out. It will feel like a balm. Don’t judge your emotions. Let them come as they come. … ...
Liraglutide may make high-fat foods less desirable to the brain's reward centers A new study finds that the diabetes drug liraglutide leads to weight loss by acting on an area of the brain that controls attention and possibly making desirable foods less rewarding.
It’s Important to Get Out and Try New Things This may seem like a funny topic but I think there’s something to be said for getting out and exploring, especially when you have a mental illness. It can be … ...
Today I Love Art Shows Today I love art shows, because two of my photographs were accepted into a juried art show and the opening was last night. I love that many of my friends … ...
How Your Beliefs About Free Will Shape Your Decisions One of the things we can learn from psychology is that a lot of different factors outside our control influence our behavior. And one of those factors itself is whether we believe factors outside our control are influencing our behavior. That’s a little circular, so let me put it in...
Opioid Treatment Linked To Depression Can The Cycle Be Broken? You may have never considered that the drug treatment of one condition or disease can significantly affect the treatment or even the onset of others. … ...
Psychology Around the Net: April 2, 2016 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! I’m hoping you all ended your week with some funny April Fools’ Day shenanigans, and are ready to start the weekend with some of the latest developments in mental health! Read on for news on how men are more vulnerable to … ...
How Should We Interrogate the Brain? Interrogation practices need to forget Hollywood and embrace science, thereby enhancing reliable information gathering, operational effectiveness, as well as justice and ethics.