Essential Reads

Is Your Self-Esteem Too High to Be Successful?

By Rob Henderson on March 20, 2017 in After Service
Self-esteem can be dangerous. Here is a better option backed by research.

Is Mental Illness the Rule Rather than the Exception?

We hear all the time that 1 in 5 people struggle with a psychiatric disorder. New research now suggests that we have it backwards.

When Meditation Is Not Enough

Strategies for bringing mindfulness into everyday life.

Genetics Play a Role in Social Anxiety Disorder, Study Finds

A new study has pinpointed a genetic link between social anxiety disorder (SAD) and a serotonin transporter gene called "SLC6A4."

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Making Your 2017 a Resilient and Successful Year

If you are looking to make this year great, here are some tips.

Essential Anxiety Cure Taught by Children

By Kimberly Key on March 03, 2017 in Counseling Keys
This is in response to a reader who asked why children seem to be able to bounce back from stress better than adults.

Worry and Guilt: The Useless Emotions

Come to think of it, what's the good of worry or guilt?

Is Anxiety a Savior or a Killer?

By Graham C.L. Davey Ph.D. on March 03, 2017 in Why We Worry
Anxiety is often a distressing emotion, and one that feels debilitating rather than enabling. So what advantages does anxiety bring, if any?

HOCD: a Clinical Disorder vs. Pseudoscience

By David J Ley Ph.D. on March 02, 2017 in Women Who Stray
Homosexual Obsessive Compulsive Disorder sounds scary, but isn't caused by porn, and has nothing to do with straight people who get turned on by homosexual stimuli.

Confessions of an Accidental Financial Therapist

By Teresa Ghilarducci Ph.D. on March 02, 2017 in When I’m 64
How the retirement crisis makes an economist an accidental therapist.

It’s About Time

By Matt James Ph.D. on March 01, 2017 in Focus on Forgiveness
Do you ever wish you had your very own time machine, allowing you to recreate the past and project more positive outcomes in your future?

12 Quick Mini-Meditations to Calm Your Mind and Body

By Meg Selig on March 01, 2017 in Changepower
Even if you don't have the time or the desire for a formal meditation practice, you can benefit from these 12 mini-meditations of 30 seconds or less. Find peace of mind ASAP!

Well, You Might As Well Eat That Donut

By Mark Borigini M.D. on February 28, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
In the real world, the findings suggest, even a woman’s smart dietary choices may not be enough to neutralize the harm done by a day filled with stress.

Are You Suffering From Caregiver Fatigue or Burnout?

Do you have any time or energy left in the day to take care of YOU?
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Need Help Coping With a Tough Marriage? A Painful Divorce?

Are coping with a tough marriage, or getting through a divorce, inevitably painful? Here's two factors that can alleviate much of the sting.

Five Tips to Accept a Mental Health Problem

By Lauren Mizock Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in Cultural Competence
Is something getting in the way of accepting a mental health problem? Check out a few tips from the research field.

Back to Basics

How do we help stressed out teens? The answer doesn’t come from any academician, nor scholarly source. The answer is as simple as going back to the basics.

Meditation Reduces Anxiety

Is the stress of daily life wearing you out? A few simple mindfulness practices can go a long way.

Trait Neuroticism and Depressive and Anxiety Disorders

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on February 26, 2017 in Theory of Knowledge
It is essential for folks who regularly struggle with depression and anxiety to understand high Trait Neuroticism and how to manage it.
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5 Strategies to Relieve Anxiety

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on February 25, 2017 in In Flux
Anxiety is a state all of us will encounter probably many times during the course of a lifetime. Because it can cause much discomfort and worry, mastery of it is essential.

The Lost Origin of Coulrophobia, the Abnormal Fear of Clowns

How serious an issue is an abnormal fear of clowns? Where did the term coulrophobia even come from? The answer may be lost to time, locked away behind a wall built by brain trauma.

A Holistic Approach to Gut Health

By Atalanta Beaumont on February 24, 2017 in Handy Hints for Humans
Why good gut health is not the whole story.
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Is Your Child More Anxious and Worried Since the Election?

By Allison Carmen on February 24, 2017 in The Gift of Maybe
Many parents on both sides of the political aisle have added to their children’s worry and anxiety by not being more careful with their words before and after the election.

Why Millennials Are Lonely

By Caroline Beaton on February 23, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Mysteriously, loneliness appears most prevalent among millennials. I see two compounding explanations.

“The Noise in Your Head” Video Series

By Reid Wilson Ph.D. on February 22, 2017 in All about Anxiety
Follow a young woman who struggles with anxiety & applies treatment principles to her everyday life. She engages Anxiety in a competition to win her life back.

8 Tips for Tackling Political Stress Now

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on February 22, 2017 in Friendship 2.0
Many people are feeling an unprecedented amount of stress in the current political climate. Want to stay active and informed without getting burned out? Here's where to start.

Feeling Stuck, Lost or Overwhelmed? There is Hope

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in Making Change
Some people are better at managing life’s many challenges. You can learn to be one of those people by developing your ability to mentalize.
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Staying Centered and Calm in an Anxiety-Ridden World

Try these calming techniques to become more powerful when it seems that anxiety has you in its grip and you can’t release yourself.

Americans Just Broke a New Record for Stress and Anxiety

In January 2017, for the first time, the American Psychological Association's Stress in America survey found a statistically significant increase in stress and anxiety in America.

Navigating the Swamp of Politics in a Relationship

By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on February 19, 2017 in In It Together
Do You and Your Partner Disagree About Politics? Ways to Cope With the Challenges

Treating Anxiety Without Using Prescription Medications

Are you struggling with anxiety and not getting relief from a medication? Natural supplements, mind-body approaches and other alternative therapies can make a difference.

Want to Be Less of a Perfectionist? (Try To) Do This 1 Thing

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on February 18, 2017 in Adaptation
Want to Be Less of a Perfectionist? (Try To) Do This 1 Thing

Deep Memories of Insects

By Jeffrey Lockwood Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in The Infested Mind
What creatures infest the dark recesses of the mind?
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Evidence Mounts That Yoga Improves Sex

By Michael Castleman M.A. on February 15, 2017 in All About Sex
Adding to a growing research literature, a recent Korean study shows that yoga improves sex for women.