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When people in our lives do things that don’t make sense it can leave us confused, hurt, and alone. Mental illness affects not just the patient, but loved ones as well. Sometimes there are no easy answers. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D. | Friday, December 26, 2014
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Every year, millions of Americans top our New Year's resolutions lists with health goals. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Exercise more. And every year, most of those health resolutions are soon abandoned. But three strategic tips that guide successful Silicon...
From: Psychology Today | By: Peter Edelstein, M.D. | Friday, December 26, 2014
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The slippery slope of eating disorder recoveryread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Mary E. Pritchard, Ph.D. | Friday, December 26, 2014
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Recent research studies have shown that prenatal exposure to smoking may play a major role in children developing ADHD later during childhood. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Erlanger A. Turner, Ph.D. | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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From: Psychology Today | By: jbleyer | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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To continue to bring joy to the world, remember that what it needs is love sweet love, it's the only thing that there's just too little of.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mark Goulston, M.D., F.A.P.A. | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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Psychiatrist Robert Dickey helps the Trauma & Mental Health Report gain a better understanding of NCR and bust some of the myths surrounding the defense.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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Introverts view extroverts as arrogant, overconfident, brash, and pushy, while extroverts see introverts as quiet, nerdy, insecure, and socially inept. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jack Schafer, Ph.D. | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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What do Howard Stern, Larry David, John Stossel, Senator Tom Harkin, and pro-golfer Ben Crane have in common? They all suffered from debilitating pain until they met Dr. John Sarno. All the Rage is a feature film about Sarno and others who are pioneering...
From: Psychology Today | By: Sharon K. Farber, Ph.D. | Saturday, December 27, 2014
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Getting out of a toxic relationship can be really difficult. If you want out, here are three steps to take to help you finally break free. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. | Friday, December 26, 2014
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A discovery of memorabilia on Christmas morning brings back memories of parents who are no longer with us. The good news for those who are encountering this experience for the first time - it does get better.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Julie K. Hersh | Friday, December 26, 2014
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Life is about balance, and it is important that we learn to take care of ourselves and of each other. When you are done with your reading, pick up the phone and call a friend or a relative and make some plans to get together. You and the person you reach...
From: Psychology Today | By: Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D. | Friday, December 26, 2014
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Since we don't need to marry for the same reasons we did even 20 years ago, should we just get rid of the marriage model or are there ways we can have the best of both worlds?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Susan Pease Gadoua, L.C.S.W. | Friday, December 26, 2014
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Male mentors tend to sponsor rather than just mentor—similar to the difference between coaching and selling. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Peggy Drexler, Ph.D. | Friday, December 26, 2014
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Christmas comes earlier and earlier and stays longer and longer--are we losing something by stretching out the holiday season for too long a time?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Dana S. Dunn, Ph.D. | Friday, December 26, 2014
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A 3-step process: strategy to rule to habit.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: David D. Nowell, Ph.D. | Friday, December 26, 2014
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We tend to assume the opposite of a negative is a positive. The opposite of unemployment, for example, is employment. But it turns out the relationship between the two is more peculiar than that.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Ken Eisold, Ph.D. | Friday, December 26, 2014
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How to use place to tell our storyread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Sheila Kohler | Friday, December 26, 2014
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Plagues, like mechanization, modernization, and multi-culturalism, isolate individuals in ways comparable to autism.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Christopher Badcock, Ph.D. | Friday, December 26, 2014
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From: Psychology Today | By: jbleyer | Friday, December 26, 2014
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Men who desire sexual humiliationread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Stephen J. Betchen, D.S.W. | Friday, December 26, 2014
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Researching a book on psychedelic medicine, an author tried magic mushrooms for the first time in 35 years. What happened shook his world.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Tom Shroder | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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The warmth and closeness that come our way during the holidays can cast a long shadow: loss, loneliness, and alienation. That makes Christmas a difficult time for ex- and recovering addicts. Because drugs and other addictions promise to fill the hole.read...
From: Psychology Today | By: Marc Lewis, Ph.D. | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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Holiday films captivate us and draw the family together. The classics can be watched year after year, and maintain their magical quality, in large part because they tap into the emotions that connect each individual with family and community. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Eugene Beresin, M.D., M.A. | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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My friend, Mr. Rollin Stirman, is truly an inspiring man. At 72 years old he launched a new business. Mr. Stirman and I talked about the many advantages of starting a new venture at this stage of life. We hope by sharing his list on the 15 gifts of aging,...
From: Psychology Today | By: Eva Ritvo, M.D. | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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You may be in a toxic relationship and not even know it!read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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The Beauty of Love and the Love of Beauty: When Mazrui Interpreted the Poems of Wordsworth and Rumiread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Dinesh Sharma, Ph.D. | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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Can our brains be convinced that religion matters? read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Mark Banschick, M.D. | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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Malignant envy is wild desire, what in Eastern perspectives is believed to be responsible for suffering. When envy is modulated and matured, it empowers life positive impulses facilitating knowing, emulation, learning, admiration, feelings of gratitude,...
From: Psychology Today | By: Frank J. Ninivaggi, M.D., F.A.P.A. | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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Happy Holidays...
From: Psychology Today | By: dkjohnson | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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Happy endings may promote honesty.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Fran C. Blumberg, Ph.D. | Thursday, December 25, 2014
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It’s the holiday season...a time for reflection, togetherness, and joy, so they say. As I’ve written before, it hasn’t always been that way for me. This holiday season has been an especially difficult one. One of my best friends passed away over...
From: Psychology Today | By: Lynne Soraya | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Of the 1.5 million adopted children in the United States, international adoptees are the fastest growing segment, of which most are Asian girls. While many of their stories are heartwarming and reflect our image of American compassion and generosity,...
From: Psychology Today | By: Sam Louie, MA, LMHC | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Here are four actions or strategies you can use to have a happier holiday and get REAL with 1) Realistic expectations, 2) Experience and celebrate the moments, 3) Accept and let and 4) Love and learn The holidays can be depleting for your cognitive fuel...
From: Psychology Today | By: Relly Nadler, Psy.D..,M.C.C. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Can we still learn something new from this quintessential Christmas story?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Alan A. Cavaiola, Ph.D. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Another look at cause and effectread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Suicide rates spike during the holidays and other suicide myths. read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Dale Archer, M.D. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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It’s hard to measure happiness, but given its correlates and how we live today, I don’t think we are happier than we were before screens largely replaced real life voices and faces. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mark Sherman, Ph.D. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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The increased loneliness that some experience around holidays may be rooted in childhood or adult life experiences. Understanding their origin points to what may help rectify that damaging sense of disconnection and despair.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Douglas LaBier, Ph.D. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Annual surveys of workers tell us that job satisfaction has been on a continual and gradual decline since the 1980s. Less than half of U.S. workers say they are satisfied with their jobs. What are the top reasons for unhappiness at work?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Worldwide media about granting personhood and rights to Sandra Orangutan needs closer scrutiny. Here, attorney Steven Wise, who heads the Nonhuman Rights Project, provides an essential clarification.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Marc Bekoff, Ph.D. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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This holiday season, we're often encouraged to think of those who are less fortunate than ourselves. While I don't have a problem with this approach, I encourage you, here, to think about something that may be even deeper - Is Santa possibly best explained...
From: Psychology Today | By: Glenn Geher, Ph.D. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Make your relationship healthier and make it last by keeping clear of hidden and not-so-hidden head games.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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The Newtown families should be suing the federal government for wrongful death on the basis that its mental health laws failed to function as intended. Our laws prevented Adam Lanza from getting treatment and they failed to protect the public from foreseeable...
From: Psychology Today | By: Rachel Pruchno, Ph.D. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Validating your children's feelings will enhance your communication, deepen your connection, and strengthen their self-esteemread more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Stop your social anxiety and put it behind you once and for all!read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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An attempt to train social skills isn't as successful as expected, but the numbers don't make sense. To sort out what went wrong, you have to look beyond the statistics and try to imagine how the participants in the study were thinking.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Gary Klein, Ph.D. | Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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