Forgetfulness needn't be a harbinger of dementia: Wiping irrelevant facts and memories from our mind readies the brain to remember new and meaningful ones.
My husband of 34 years died recently. Unprepared for the reality of terrible loss, I learned how to grieve like everyone does: the hard way. Here are 12 lessons....
New research looks at how different factors related to hormonal contraception may affect risk of suicide, providing important information for clinicians and patients.
Thanksgiving is upon us here in the USA. But truth is, amidst the assorted social gatherings, feasting, travel, etc., the "thanks" of it all is often forgotten. Don't know about you, but in my mind that's a missed opportunity. Tap-in, okay?
Why are three times as many girls harming themselves? There's a likely culprit.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the downer things happening in the news?This week is a good time to consider and write about all you have to be thankful for. There's plenty!
Therapists use this technique to help their clients gain insight and feel better. Can it also relieve upset feelings if you use it as a self-help technique?
Worried about teens and cyberbullying? You're not alone.
“Home for the holidays” promises “all the comforts of home,” but also brings the sorrows of home. Why do we do it? Is it a homing instinct? An addiction? Just unfinished business?
A letter writer asks for advice on dealing with painful, dark emotions.
Would rejecting perfectionism about the meaning of life push us to mediocrity and meaninglessness?
Most people with mental illness are not violent. But some are.
Often it’s difficult to know who will be responsible for a deadly mass shooting. The train wreck that was Devin Patrick Kelley’s life made it likely that he would be the one.
What do you do when there's nothing you can do to reconcile with an estranged family member? What if you don't want to reconnect? Here are some ideas for making peace with what is.
The purpose of all psychotherapy is to free people from the ravages of misery. But, first they must think and act truthfully. Find how with this 5-step process to find happiness.
Do you feel a sense of connection and belonging in your neighborhood and work community?
The incidence of depressive and anxiety disorders is far lower in Asia than in the West. Different ways of thinking about negative feelings may be the key.
Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also protect against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study. Using noninvasive brain imaging, the researchers found that at-risk people were less likely to develop anxiety if they had higher activity in a region of the brain responsible for complex mental operations. Show More Summary
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If you aren't looking forward to this holiday season, you aren't alone.