Category: Mental Health

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What You Should Know

January 5, 2023
The bright lights of the holiday season aren’t just for decoration; they can also help regulate your mood. In late fall and winter, shorter daylight hours leave many people with...

Eating Well for Mental Health

December 13, 2022
Original article posted at sutterhealth.org To boost your mental health, focus on eating plenty of fruits and vegetables along with foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon. Dark...

Is an Infrared Sauna Better Than a Traditional Sauna?

November 28, 2022
A good sweat session is often associated with intense exercise like running, cycling, or strength training, but you can also warm things up while relaxing and rejuvenating in an infrared...

5 Reasons That Psychology Matters

October 20, 2022
How behavioral science contributes to making the world a better place. Posted October 17, 2022 | By: Glenn Geher Ph.D. KEY POINTS Source: geralt/Pixabay A lot has happened since I first started...

Depression Might Be Trying to Tell Us Something

August 9, 2022
Are we ready to listen? Posted August 8, 2022 | By: Justin Garson Ph.D. KEY POINTS Until recently, a central tenet of biomedical psychiatry was that depression is caused by low serotonin levels. A recent study has debunked...

The Best Way to Control Unwanted Thoughts

July 20, 2022
Thought preemption is a proactive—not reactive—way to control unwanted thoughts. Posted July 20, 2022 | By: Christopher Bergland KEY POINTS Reactive cognitive control often makes unwanted thoughts peskier and keeps them top...

Why You Can’t Force Therapy on Teens

May 31, 2022
You can’t make them talk about what you want them to talk about. Posted May 27, 2022 |  By: Denise Winn KEY POINTS In one sense, attending counselling is a bit like...

How People Think Differently Post-Pandemic

April 5, 2022
Social restrictions have prompted new priorities. Posted April 3, 2022 | By: Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. KEY POINTS People experienced the “pandemic pause” as either a blessing or a curse—physically, emotionally,...

Can Life Events Change Your Personality?

March 29, 2022
Probably, but we can’t predict how. Posted March 20, 2022 |  By: René Mõttus Ph.D. KEY POINTS Source: Vetonethemi/Pixabay Personality trait change is common. For example, if we think of people as low,...

Mindfulness Therapy Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse

March 17, 2022
Mindfulness-based treatment holds great promise for those who suffer. Posted March 15, 2022 | By: Dan Mager MSW KEY POINTS Approximately 25% of individuals receiving long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain misuse...