Anxiety Essential Reads

Neglecting Mental Health in Cancer Treatment

Do your doctors check up on your mental health? This is why they should.

What NOT to Do When You Discover Your Partner Is Cheating

Here are 5 ways to NOT react when you discover your partner is cheating on you.

Could Thinking Positively Be Dangerous Right Now?

Have you started opening the newspapers each day with a sense of dread and disbelief about that latest actions of President Trump and his administration?

The Most Basic Way We Regulate Our Feelings

By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. on February 19, 2017 in Conquer Fear Of Flying
We can't use our own two feet inside a car. But anxiety does not develop. The ground is immediately accessible. Imagination of a plane crash is the opposite.

Self-Driving Cars and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in The New Normal
The fear of self-driving cars.
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Six Reasons Why Individuals Choose Suicide

Have you been affected by a suicide this year?

New Research Finds Mindfulness Reduces Worry

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on February 09, 2017 in Urban Survival
What mindfulness exercise helps with persistent worry and negative thoughts? Research suggest you try this technique to reduce how much you worry.

3 Secrets for Silencing Your Inner Critic

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on February 05, 2017 in Adaptation
3 secrets for silencing your inner critic.

3 Ways to Stay Cool Under Pressure

By Caroline Beaton on February 04, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Your ability to perform well as your job gets more complex depends upon whether you can keep calm in a variety of situations.

Jonathan Friesen: The Power of Unconditional Positive Regard

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 01, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Jonathan Friesen knows the power of unconditional positive regard. Throughout his life, Friesen has suffered from both Tourette’s syndrome and epilepsy...

Our National Nuclear Nightmare

By David P. Barash Ph.D. on January 31, 2017 in Peace and War
One of the skeletons in the closet of nuclear deterrence is "credibility": how to make credible a threat that is necessarily incredible. Trump may provide a catastrophic answer.

Somebody’s Watching. Now What?

Does an audience improve or inhibit performance? It depends.

Excitation and Inhibition: The Yin and Yang of the Brain

Understanding the balance between neural excitation and inhibition could be key to understanding many brain disorders.

Emotions in the Social World

Our emotions are automatic responses to the emotional states of others.

University Student Mental Health

In these uncertain and anxiety-provoking times, our universities have an increased responsibility to support student mental health and wellbeing.

Meaning and Emotions

Emotion, personal history, culture, religion, and historical moment heavily influence the brain’s construction of meaning, and these, of course, are often in conflict.

Want to Reach Outside Your Comfort Zone? Do These 3 Things

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on January 08, 2017 in Adaptation
In situations outside your comfort zone, you have more power than you think.
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C'mon, Do Postpartum Women Really Need Therapy?

Connecting with a therapist who knows what is going on with you right now provides clarification and essential reassurance

What's Gut Got to Do With It? Bacteria, Weight, & Health

By Traci Stein Ph.D., MPH on January 03, 2017 in The Integrationist
Your collective 40 trillion gut bacteria account for much of what makes you you. Overweight, depressed, or having trouble thinking clearly? Here's what you can do about it.
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A Moment in Time

By Stephen Gray Wallace on January 01, 2017 in Decisions Teens Make
Some might suggest that, today, we stand at a moment of decision – at least with regard to the futures of our children.

Medication Overuse, Underuse, or All of the Above?

By David Rettew M.D. on December 28, 2016 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
It seems like we have the capacity to care about medication overuse or a lack of psychiatric treatment. Why not both?

2 Questions to Ask If You're Afraid of Nuclear Power

Here's how you can get to the bottom of heated debates about solutions to the global energy crisis.

Yes Virginia, Family Members Can be Bullies

Family tables are where we first learn that our silence keeps us out of the line of fire. Yet be wary of addressing the disrespect of the present AND the slights of holidays past.

Canine Phobias

By Nicholas Dodman on December 19, 2016 in Dog Days
Can dogs have excessive and irrational fears? Sometimes there's nothing to fear itself -- even for a dog ....

Social Media, Loneliness, and Anxiety in Young People

By Graham C.L. Davey Ph.D. on December 15, 2016 in Why We Worry
Even with a good-sized social network, users face added stressors and feelings of disconnectedness.

Haunted Houses: What Keeps the Legends Alive?

By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Out of the Ooze
Whether a place seems truly haunted can very much be in the mind of the beholder.

10 Things to Try When You’re Feeling Lonely

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on December 07, 2016 in Turning Straw Into Gold
Anyone can feel the pain of loneliness; here are 10 ways to ease the pain associated with it.

Does Anyone Know the Future?

By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. on December 07, 2016 in Conquer Fear Of Flying
You or I, after sending a bowling ball half way down the alley, might have a pretty good idea what will result. Ramakrishna Sarathy had an ability to do that with people.

New Research Reveals Neural Roots of Social Anxiety

People with social anxiety disorder have an extreme fear of new social objects or situations. New neuroscience research shows how observational learning plays into this fear.

3 Things Most People Get Wrong About OCD

By Linda Esposito LCSW on December 06, 2016 in From Anxiety to Zen
The bizarre, random and irrational thoughts and behaviors are not that important when treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Here's what is.