Author: Gogi Francis

What Mindfulness Can (and Can’t) Do for Us

September 21, 2021
Mindfulness is great, but not a one-size-fits-all solution to life’s problems. Posted December 3, 2020 | By: Jade Wu Ph.D. Recently, an acquaintance of mine got into mindfulness meditation and is now spreading the...

New UK Study Confirms: Alpha-Stim Improves Quality of Life By Relieving Anxiety

September 8, 2021
Researchers from the United Kingdom’s Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and General Practice Alliance (GPA) recently conducted a study to examine whether Alpha-Stim® can be a useful tool to improve quality of...

Addiction: 5 Early Warning Signs

September 1, 2021
Early warning signs of addiction are not physical, but are behavioral changes. Posted November 12, 2020 |  By: Anderson Spickard Jr., M.D. Source: Pixabay/gaertringen The earlier the diagnosis, the better the prognosis. This...

5 Ways to Manage the Waiting Game

August 26, 2021
How we wait can make all the difference. Posted November 4, 2020 |  By: Leah Katz Ph.D. Source: Serkan Göktay/Pexels I think it’s safe to say that we all know what the...

How to Increase Self-Esteem

August 19, 2021
What’s the difference between confidence and self-esteem? Posted October 31, 2020 By: Neel Burton M.D. THE BASICS What Is Self-Esteem? Find a therapist near me Confidence derives from the Latin fidere,...

What Are “Mental Disorders,” and Are They Increasing in Youth?

August 4, 2021
The increasing medicalization of the human condition. Posted August 2, 2021 | By: Ralph Lewis M.D. KEY POINTS Mental disorders can have fuzzy boundaries with normality, enabling rising rates of diagnosis and...

Making Sense of Functional Neurological Disorders

July 22, 2021
How to help yourself (and your doctor) when your symptoms don’t make sense. Posted July 20, 2021 |  By: Evan Parks Psy.D. KEY POINTS Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) involves neurological symptoms that...

Concentration Problems: Distinguishing Between Anxiety and ADHD

July 15, 2021
The pandemic has made it difficult to tease apart symptoms of anxiety and ADHD. Posted July 13, 2021 | By: Candace Good KEY POINTS Anxiety and ADHD can both cause difficulties with...

Where Do Suppressed Emotions Go?

July 8, 2021
On not allowing oneself to feel. Posted June 29, 2021 | By: Iskra Fileva Ph.D. KEY POINTS People sometimes suppress their emotions and avoid fully experiencing or responding to them. Suppressed...

We Need to Prioritize Mental Health for Healthcare Workers

June 29, 2021
Healthcare workers were already under immense strain prior to the pandemic. Posted June 25, 2021 | By: William A. Haseltine Ph.D. KEY POINTS Between 35 and 54 percent of nurses and doctors...