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Our Identity Crisis

What three things immediately come to your mind when someone asks: Who are you? Do you list your job? What role you play in a family? Your race? When people think of countries with a rich culture, does America come to mind?  I once had […]

How To Instantly Read Someone’s Personality With One Question

One type of question can indirectly reveal a lot about a person’s personality. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.

The Best Way To Boost Mental And Physical Health

A survey of 30,500 people in the UK across 4 years reveals dramatic mental and physical benefits. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.

6 Ways Family Vacations Help Kids Cope with Stress

Start making memories! Traveling has endless benefits. Not only does it refresh our minds, bodies, and souls, but it also introduces us to a world of new experiences and memories that last a lifetime. And I’m not just talking about that time you backpacked around […]

Workplace venting makes it harder to bounce back from bad experiences

We can reduce the lasting adverse effect of negative events at work by striving to rise above them. By Alex Fradera

PODCAST: Hospital After-School Program Teaches Life Skills for Youth with Mental Illness

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe and Vincent continue a 3-part series about the Palo Alto suicides and some of the things that came about after and, at least partially, as a result of them. Returning this episode is Sammy Kotmel, joined by […]

To Be a Machine by Mark O’Connell review – solving the problem of death

A captivating exploration of transhumanism features cryonics, cyborgs, immortality and the hubris of Silicon Valley Max More runs Alcor, an American company which, in exchange for $200,000, will store your corpse in liquid nitrogen until the science exists to revive you. Show More Summary

COBRA This: America’s Best Insurance

I am depressed. And it has nothing to do with Seattle’s gloomy weather or employment volatility.   As a mental health advocate and consumer, I am depressed — borderline apoplectic — about the GOP’s disdain toward the Affordable Care Act. And so should you — […]

Antidepressants: 10 Shocking Studies Everyone Should Know

Do antidepressants work? What are the real side-effects? And more… • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.

The Natural Foods That Decrease Stress Risk By 23%

One of the easiest ways to reduce the risk of stress and anxiety. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.

Should Your Husband Be Your BFF?

“Marriages are forms of super friendship” – John F. Helliwell, Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research     Some marriages begin with love at first sight. Usually, but not always, they fail after the initial buzz wears off. Others begin with a friendship that […]

Did I make the right decision? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Anouchka Grose

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries This has to be at the more abstract end of “things to ask the internet”. If you wanted a...Show More Summary

35 Great Conversation Starters for Honest Family Discussions

Did you know that just talking to your baby can increase brain activity? Or that regular verbal communication may have a serious impact on their performance in school? Many psychologists believe that just speaking to children is the best thing you can do for their […]

People with higher working memory ability suffer more from brain freeze

New insights into the counter-intuitive finding that people with more working memory capacity are more prone to choking under pressure. By Christian Jarrett

My Favorite Coping Skills for Dysregulated Children

As a therapist, I am frequently working with children who are emotionally dysregulated. This means, I see a lot of behavioral issues, difficulties containing behaviors, emotions, and reacting instead of responding to difficult situations. My favorite example is when a parent makes a grilled cheese […]

How To Understand Any Subject More Deeply

Study suggests way to achieve a more sophisticated understanding of any subject. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.

How to Find Accurate, Evidence-Based Information on Mood Disorders

If I had to choose just one piece of advice to give to the person disabled by depression or any mood disorder, it would be this: Work with the right professionals and seek out accurate, evidence-based information. In 2006, having spent years absorbing inaccurate information […]

Growing From Depression

“Growing from depression” is a short, easy read on the subject of the depressive experience and how to make best use of and grow from that experience. The book is written by Dr. Neel Burton, who is a psychiatrist as well as a philosopher, and an exceptionally good writer. “If I had more time, I [...] Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

Best of Our Blogs: March 21, 2017

This time of year, many are preparing for spring break. Vacations are a much needed resolve from the day to day hustle and bustle. But gone are the days when you had a mandatory week off. What do you do if you’re not going anywhere, but […]

More human than thou … or just better? Our motivation to think we’re good trumps our desire to feel human

According to a new critique of the self-humanising field, our motivation to be good trumps our desire to feel human. By Alex Fradera

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