Category: Mentality

The Curious Neuroscience of Pain

April 21, 2022
Why the phenomenon of pain continues to baffle scientists. Posted April 13, 2022 |  By: Aditi Subramaniam, Ph.D. KEY POINTS Pain evolved as a mechanism to signal tissue injury. But pain is...

The Curious Neuroscience of Pain

April 14, 2022
Why the phenomenon of pain continues to baffle scientists. Posted April 13, 2022 | By: Aditi Subramaniam, Ph.D. KEY POINTS Pain evolved as a mechanism to signal tissue injury. But pain is...

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 Although personality trait change is common, it is surprisingly unpredictable from ordinary life experiences. This...

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...

“I Have Anxiety About Having Anxiety”

March 3, 2022
One uncomfortable but effective way to combat escalating anxiety. Posted February 24, 2022 |  By: Erin Leonard Ph.D. KEY POINTS Anxiety rarely makes sense. Often, life events evoke anxiety for reasons that...

Want to Keep Your Memory Strong? Start Doing This by 55

February 23, 2022
Aerobic exercise may improve episodic memory in late adulthood (ages 55 to 68). Posted February 21, 2022 |  By: Christopher Bergland KEY POINTS Episodic memory is “remembrance of things past,” such as...

When Spiritual Crises Show Up in the Mental Health System

February 17, 2022
Spiritual “emergencies” require understanding from mental health professionals. Posted February 10, 2022 |  By: Robert T Muller Ph.D. Co-authored by Lotus Huyen Vu and Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. KEY POINTS Few psychiatrists...

A Silent Epidemic: Treatment-Resistant Depression

February 3, 2022
It’s time to rethink how depression is managed. Posted February 2, 2022 | BY: Scott Aaronson, M.D. KEY POINTS Up to one-third of depression patients do not find relief with the...

Giving Up? Challenging the Desire to Mentally Check Out

January 25, 2022
The mechanics behind persistent stress and how we can modify the moment. Posted January 24, 2022 |  By: Rodney Luster Ph.D. KEY POINTS Enduring and persistent stressors can impact our lives, creating...