Category: Mentality

How to Have a Great Social Life Even with Social Anxiety

October 12, 2021
Research reveals how to replace anxiety with chemistry. Posted December 22, 2020 | By: Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. THE BASICS What Is Anxiety? For many people, making small talk in a...

How to Effectively Communicate with Others

October 4, 2021
Empathic skills pave the way for successful communication. Posted October 2, 2021 | By: Robert C. Smith M.D. KEY POINTS To effectively communicate, listen, keep your own interests on hold, and use...

Confiding in Others Improves Your Health, but How?

September 28, 2021
On the psychology of sharing secrets. Posted December 13, 2020 | By: Noam Shpancer, Ph.D. A well-known maxim in the recovery community holds that “you’re only as sick as your secrets.” This...

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...

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...

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...