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Torture, Mental Health, and Accountability

Carol Smaldino | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Mental health practitioners, like journalists, are -- as I see it -- obligated to raise even controversial and provocative questions and to help us make sense of, not only individual pathology, but also the group narrative in any given period of time.

How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.

Is Celibacy the New Ex-Gay Ministry?

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Now, with more and more ex-gay ministries losing not only potential clients and political leverage but the monies that reparative therapies generate, there is a gradual shift from "curing" homosexual orientations to promoting abstinence from sex altogether.

Evangelism as Therapy

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Encountering the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg in the D.C. Council Chambers on June 27 took me back five years to our battles over the District's marriage equality bill. This time it was a hearing on a bill to prohibit conversion therapy for minors.

Defeating the Workplace Bully

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), a national survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute indicated that 35 percent of American...

It's Hard to Be a Kid Today

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Let us make our children the priority and work to ensure that they are growing up in healthy, nurturing and safe environments.

First Nighter: Christopher Durang's 'Beyond Therapy' Back After Its Time

David Finkle | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Unfortunately, when the dark comedy opened 33 years ago, mocking therapeutic practice as a comic ploy was already wearing a beard. Imagine how tired it is now as material for belly laughs.

The Simple Modern Prayer That Captures Timeless Truths About Wisdom, Trust And Happiness

Posted 03.18.2014 | Religion

If you are familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous, have ever read Kurt Vonnegut’s 'Slaughterhouse Five' or saw the recent Denzel Washington movie 'Fligh...

Polarized Psychology: Is Science Devalued in a Divided Society?

Jarryd Willis | Posted 04.27.2014 | Science
Jarryd Willis

How do we share our research in a politically polarized America when only half the country may be receptive to our findings? That was a key question from the 2014 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference.

Snow Rage: Winter Weather Stressing You Out?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Apparently, people are taking their frustration over all that snow out on those piling it up on the side of the road (after having just spent considerable time and energy clearing it out of their own driveways).

An Olympian's Happiness Is No Different From Yours

Valerie Alexander | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

The natural assumption would be that gold medalists are the happiest, followed by silver, then bronze, but it turns out, bronze medalists are significantly happier than silver medalists. Significantly.

American Teens Are Even More Stressed Than Adults

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Last year, the American Psychological Association's Stress in America survey found that Millennials, aged 18-33, were the country's most-stressed gene...

No Consensus Among Scholars on Media Violence

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Christopher J. Ferguson

Just this week, a consortium of 230 media scholars sent an open letter to the American Psychological Association, asking the APA to retire their misleading policy statements on media violence, and to refrain from future, similar policy statements.

Want A Longer, Healthier Life? Try Being More Pessimistic

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.28.2013 | Fifty

Woody Allen, who once said "life is divided between the horrible and the miserable," may actually have something to cheer about. Older people who ...

WATCH: Are You The 'Most Stressed Generation'?

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 02.12.2013 | Teen

Apparently, half of all millennials are so stressed out that they can't sleep at night, and 39 percent of millennials have stress levels that have inc...

Survey Identifies The Most Stressed Out Generation

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Half of all millennials say their stress keeps them awake at night, according to a recent "Stress in America" survey from the American Psychological A...

After Newtown: Taking Time to Connect

Vicki Abeles | Posted 02.25.2013 | Parents
Vicki Abeles

This holiday season, we can all take the personal and immediate action of truly connecting with our children and other loved ones this season and in the new year.

More Public Schools Splitting Up Boys, Girls

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education

MIDDLETON, Idaho -- Robin Gilbert didn't set out to confront gender stereotypes when she split up the boys and girls at her elementary school in rural...

Is Government Intervention Needed to Prevent an Unsafe DSM 5?

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

APA has failed to provide appropriate governance. Government intervention may turn out to be the only hope to prevent massive misdiagnosis and all its harmful, unintended consequences.

Are Blogs Better For Teens Than Diaries? New Study Says Yes

Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

We here at HuffPost High School knew it all along (not to brag, or anything), but now there's the research to back it up -- a new study by the America...

Liberation Psychology and the Occupy Movement

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

While the term liberation psychology is less commonly known in the United States than in Latin America, the spirit of liberation psychology has been e...

10 Ways To Become More Resilient

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Pagliarini

Instead of trying to bob and weave what life throws at us, I'd rather have the comfort of knowing that I can take life's best shot and be able to get back up and move forward.

Jaweed Kaleem

More Americans Praying For Their Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion

Americans, especially women and African-Americans, are increasingly turning to prayer when it comes to health issues, according to a new study publish...

The Marketing Genius of Erectile Dysfunction

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

We must tip our hats to the creative and strategic geniuses among us who took one of the most embarrassing maladies literally known to man and made it sexy.

APA Wants James Mitchell, Psychologist Who Helped CIA Torture, Stripped Of His License

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Psychologists in the United States have been warned by their professional group not to take part in torturing detainees in U.S....