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Psychological Health

It's Time to Start Shaming the Conspiracy Peddlers

Morgan Lowder | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Morgan Lowder

Most of us know someone who has delved deep into the world of conspiracy theories. It usually starts with a seemingly benign question like, "Who reall...

Europe's Asylum Seekers Face Psychological Trauma, PTSD

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Many of the refugees arriving in Europe by way of treacherous land and sea crossings from the Middle East and Africa likely count post-traumatic stres...

Living With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Dan Truong | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Dan Truong

The best description that I can come up with is that it's like a parasite that attaches itself to your mind and grows and grows and slowly infects every aspect of your life. It's like a slow, unceasing progression. It starts in your thoughts, then your behavior, then your personality, and soon, it messes up your relationships with other people.

4 Fs of Stress: Beyond Fight or Flight

Paul G. Mattiuzzi | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul G. Mattiuzzi

View image | The "fight or flight response" is routinely invoked as a shorthand way of explaining that psychological stress involves...

Taming the Lion: Getting Past Manic Episodes on My Journey to Mental Health

Kate Lynch O’Neil | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Lynch O’Neil

I was living in New York City when my manic mind told me it was imperative that I journey through a winding mid-town scavenger hunt. I was listening to the voices in my head and had no control over my racing thoughts or actions.

Taylor Goodstein: Examining the Broken Brain and Reducing Stigma

Wesleyan University | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Wesleyan University

I realized a seemingly obvious truth: A broken brain is not a broken ankle. There is no shame in a broken ankle, nor is there denial that the ankle is actually broken.

Rescue a Pet and Let a Pet Rescue You

Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD

Pet ownership provides ample opportunities for physical and psychological development. As you continue to guide and train your dog or cat, you might just pick up some worthwhile life knowledge in your own regard.

If I'm Changing the World for the Better Why Do I Feel So Bad?

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Cunningham

If we want to stand for what we believe, to change the world for the better, I am convinced we must learn to make choices not just based on "what we can do," but based on "what we can do and still stay sane and healthy."

5 Surprising Habits Of Happy People

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Acquiring new habits isn't easy. But isn't it time we gave our emotional health the same tender loving care we typically afford our physical bodies?

When Hardship Hits: Ask Not, 'Why Me?!' Ask, 'Why Not Me?!'

Ann Rasmussen | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Ann Rasmussen

We can choose to think flexibly and adaptively, rather than rigidly and maladaptively, by redefining painful life blows as opportunities to evolve. Suffering is the "rock-tumbler" of life, within which the nuggets of our battered selves get polished into our highest and best selves.

A Year Later, Chilean Miners Struggle With Psychological Effects, Poverty

CNN | Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact

The movie rights have been sold, but on the one-year anniversary of their rescue, the 33 Chilean miners aren't feeling like celebrities. These men con...

Unemployment Takes A Mental And Emotional Toll

The Washington Post | MICHELLE HIRSCH and ERIC PIANIN | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

Joel Sarfati, a counselor for the Washington area’s long-term unemployed, has seen it all: Foreclosures, substance abuse, family battles and – wor...

It Isn't Criminality. It's Fear!

Judith Barr | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
Judith Barr

There's so much fear on our planet right now! Fear about natural disasters ... earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes. Fear about man-made disa...

Inside The Manic Mind

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

Bipolar disorder is a life-long mood illness, often with the first onset during late adolescence or early adulthood. An essential element of bipolar disorder is that the individual has had at least one episode of "mania."

What Psychological Health Looks Like

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

We lack a clear, relevant description of what psychological health is, in today's world; and, how you can build it. What does a psychologically healthy life looks like, today?

Jared Loughner And The Changing Face Of Psychological Health

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

In contrast to discussion about mental disorders, I think we've neglected its flip side: What constitutes psychological health in today's world?

The Thanksgiving Tuna and Other Traditional American Rituals

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall P. Duke

We Americans often pride ourselves on not being ritualistic. However, as anyone with even partly open eyes saw this past fourth Thursday in November, we are intensely ritualistic.

Redirect Your Life Towards Sanity In Today's Turbulent World

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Learning from the consequences of your past helps you restart and self-direct your life, whether in your relationships or any other part of your life.

Living Life From The Inside Out

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

It's important to find pathways for maintaining psychological health and resilience during these times -- through what I call the "Inside-Out" life.

What Makes A Successful Therapist-Patient Relationship?

Donna Flagg | Posted 06.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Flagg

You need a therapist who is willing to tell you that you are full of it. Otherwise, the game keeps going around and around and the patient keeps going in circles.

The 4.0 Career, "Harnicissism" and Becoming a Good Ancestor: New Pathways to Healthy Living

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

In my previous post I wrote that "forgetting yourself" is a key pathway to psychological health. Here, I describe some ways to do that in three important realms of your life: your work, your personal relationships and your life "footprint."

Four Tips to Feel Beautiful at Any Age

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Surely our emotional well-being has a lot to do with feeling beautiful, but so does caring for our appearance in a confident manner. Here are four key psychological tips that will help you gain the confidence needed to feel beautiful at any age.

Why Learning to 'Forget Yourself' Is Important for Psychological Health Today

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

The irony is that a self-absorbed person is much less able to handle today's flood of life dilemmas and challenges in positive, creative, solution-oriented ways.

Why the So-Called "Marriage Gap" Is Good for Your Relationship

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Society's attitude towards marriage is changing. The marriage rate has dropped by 37% in four decades, and 50% of marriages end in divorce. What's the best way to understand these shifts?

Psychology of Presidential Ambition

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Which of you is so attached to your ideas of how the world should be that you'd test your favorite socio-economic hypothesis on a pool of three hundred million not necessarily willing subjects?