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Moving on from Dysfunctional Relationships

Not so long ago, I joined a Facebook group for abuse survivors, in hopes of finding support and encouragement. While I was encouraged and supported in the best way an anonymous person on the Internet could be, I felt there was too much reliance on […]

Suicide Prevention Awareness: How to Ask

This month is suicide prevention awareness month. Statistics show that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and for every suicide, there are 25 attempts. There are many myths about suicide, and I believe there is one myth in particular […]

With robots, is a life without work one we'd want to live?

Being gainfully employed is about more than money. We need to consider what will give our lives purpose and connection in the age of automation Tell us how Australia can prepare for the fourth industrial revolution – open thread When...Show More Summary

Some insurers thwart efforts to use medication treatment for addiction

Addiction doctors say insurance barriers to medication that can save lives are instead putting them at risk for death.

Frat brothers get free text therapy

A national fraternity is partnering with startup to make sure that all of its members can seek help on-demand from licensed therapists.

The era of emotional support animals on flights may be ending

Many airlines and mental health advocates are debating whether the practice should continue.

Is being a perfectionist harmful or helpful?

Researchers suggest that perfectionism may be a risk factor for suicide.

The Dangers of Rising Adderall Abuse among Teens

Call it a case of unintended consequences. Twenty years ago, the prescription medication Adderall debuted as a treatment for narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A stimulant, with amphetamine as its active ingredient, Adderall helped sufferers of narcolepsy stay awake, but it also increased […]

Why being a fake is bad for you

Authenticity – where we say and do what we truly think – is one of the keys to our wellbeing Authenticity is about being true to yourself in each and every moment. Our lives often turn on what seem to be the most trivial of occurrences: a chance meeting, or a single sentence that was or wasn’t said. Show More Summary

Are you an extrovert or an introvert? – quiz

Try our personality questionnaire and see what it says about you Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Normally a psychologist who wanted to find out would give you a questionnaire with questions of the Do-you-always-find-yourself-in-the-kitchen-at-parties? variety. Show More Summary

The Brain Has a Mind of Its Own

It doesn’t take an encounter with a bear or a threatening gun to trigger symptoms of the fight or flight response. I experienced similar phenomena when undergoing a consultation with a surgeon for an elective, life-altering surgery. Her bedside manner exuded a cold, indifferent and […]

Coping When You Have a Narcissistic Parent

Jaci came to see me one month before the christening of her niece, for whom she was honored to be named godmother. Jaci could turn off the familiar anxiety video playing in her head. This is what Jaci imagined would happen at the christening, given […]

Don’t Self-Diagnose, But Do Self-Refer

The internet has put entire libraries of information about mental health right at our fingertips. It’s now possible to go online and learn about any mental health disorder you can name, take questionnaires looking at your symptoms, and even read the scientific literature if you […]

Banished From the Bed: How to Overcome Sleep Cravings

“Just let me lie in bed for another five minutes,” I groan to my mother. She mumbles before acquiescing. I turn over, spooning the pillow. We have had this conversation before. For the anxious and depressed, sleep is our salve. It is a temporary reprieve […]

Bipolar Disorder: The Typical Symptoms You Should Know

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This Legal Drug Could Protect Brain From Ageing

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The #1 Thing You Need to Do When You Are Stuck in a Rut

“Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave.” Have you ever heard this quote before? It came from the mouth of Vance Havner and it sure packs a punch! Feeling unhappy is something we like to avoid, but it […]

Be Smart About Time: 7 Tips to Use It Wisely

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn While we know that time is precious and a scarce resource, reflect for a minute at how often we find ourselves wasting the time we have. Frittering away hours at the...

Psychology Around the Net: September 24, 2016

Well, it’s finally fall, y’all! Though my neck of the woods is still squeezing out every last drop of 90-degree weather it can. If you’re chilling at home like I am (and hey, even if you’re not you can check them out later!), take a...

Vulnerability Equates to Success

As a society, we tend to hide from being vulnerable. We are taught from an early age to be strong, be confident, to be anything but vulnerable. This thinking, however, is flawed. Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. It is not weakness. When […]

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