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Test Your Problem and Emotion-Focused Coping Strategies Find out what emotion and/or problem-focused coping strategies you tend to use when faced with serious challenges.
Need Help Managing Depression or a Depressive Bipolar Episode?... Managing an episode of serious clinical depression — whether stand-alone or as a part of bipolar disorder — can be a challenge. For people who’ve never experienced depression, they don’t understand the black-hole feeling depression creates. Nothing seems do-able, even simple things like making something … ...
Three Reasons You Should Get High     Getting high gets a bad rap. It will make you lazy, uninspired, and apathetic. It may damage crucial learning centers in your brain. It’s addictive. And in the … ...
The Narcissism that Drives the Urge to Compete The competitive urge can strike in otherwise friendly situations to douse your good feelings about someone close to you. Here’s how to understand and cope with one-upmanship.
Today I Love This Foggy Morning Today I love this foggy morning that is wrapped close to the earth and making it seem small and friendly. I love that even though I know there is more … ...
3 Tips for Keeping Students With ADHD Engaged Having ADHD puts students at high risk for being disengaged in school. When students with ADHD aren’t engaged, a sort of lose-lose-lose situation can develop: teachers don’t know how to … ...
If I’m in Such Pain, Why do I Hurt Myself More? People resort to self-harm when underlying emotions are overwhelming. Feeling so utterly alone and out of control, they’ll do anything to stop the torment of their feelings. Inflicting pain on the Self sometimes becomes the only reliable way to deal with unbearable experiences. When we … ...
A temporary blindness during a wrongful conviction I’m just reading Clinical Psychology in Britain: Historical Perspectives which is a wonderful book if you are a clinical psychologist but probably about as exciting to non-clinical psychologists as you might expect. However, it does contain a few gems of wider interest. This is a remarkable story from the chapter on the history of forensic […]
Psychology Around the Net: December 5, 2015 Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! This week, we’ve got the latest on cannabis and “brain noise” studies, ways cancer patients can battle depression and anxiety with mindfulness, how to know when it’s time to be a quitter (yep — you read that correctly), and more. … ...
Spike activity 04-12-2015 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Sleep Paralysis’ Demons: Influenced by Culture and Fed by Our Fears. Interesting piece at Brain Decoder. The Telegraph has an excellent piece on artist Alice Evans, her work and her experience of schizophrenia. What we can learn about the latest epidemic of opioid drug […]
Tapping into Your Resilience After Abuse “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Khalil Gibran Facing the fact that we’ve been abused isn’t simple. It’s wrapped up in feelings of being deeply flawed. When we’ve been hurt emotionally, physically, or sexually, … ...
The Seeds that Give Birth to Terrorism In a terrorist-filled society, here are some things to help in understanding its origins and what can possibly be done. Is the future worth it?
Do You Eat Like a Girl? Foods are gendered—meat is associated with virile masculinity and “light” foods are evoke delicate femininity—and are a means gender performance and others’ gendered evaluation.
The Long and Short Cons of Master Manipulators A sophisticated con game was being run on a US Air Force base — with the government's unwitting cooperation. Here's how I discovered and exposed it.
5 Ways to Survive the Holidays with Difficult Family... Heading home for the holidays this year? Is there a particular family member who rubs you the wrong way, causes drama, or is just downright annoying, mean, or offensive? Do you want some coping skills that are healthier than heading straight for the bottle of … ...
The Real Reason to Know the Motivation for San Bernardino Our deep motivations to understand the killers' motivations are not the obvious ones
The 6 Best Tips To Deal With Criticism Nobody likes criticism, but some of us are particularly sensitive to it. Do you take it personally if your boss tells you to be quiet during a meeting? Does it ruin your day … ...
Radiate Charisma With a Technique Everyone Should Know A behavioural trick that's linked to higher perceptions of charisma. » Continue reading: Radiate Charisma With a Technique Everyone Should Know
What To Do When You’re Feeling Very Low Feeling very depressed and anxious can render you numb and practically unable to move. It’s a terrible feeling. Many are even unable to get out of bed. The fear paralyses … ...
Stone Temple Pilots Frontman Scott Weiland Dead at 48 The news that Scott Weiland passed away took my breath away this morning. I knew he had struggled with drugs for years but stories about him had been, largely, quiet … ...