Childhood Anxiety Linked to Later Problems With Alcohol
by Janice Wood on March 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm
New research has found evidence that children and adolescents with higher levels of anxiety may be at a greater risk of developing alcohol problems. Many studies have investigated the relationship... […]
Tweaking Exposure Therapy Can Improve Outcomes for PTSD
by Rick Nauert PhD on March 20, 2019 at 11:00 am
Researchers may have found a way to improve a first-line treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by changing how the brain learns to respond less intensely to fearful […]
Holocaust Survivors With PTSD May Pass Down Negative Views of Aging to Adult Children
by Traci Pedersen on March 19, 2019 at 11:00 am
A new Israeli study finds that negative views on aging are often passed down in families of Holocaust survivors with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The findings, published in the Journals... […]
Personality Test May Improve Care for Men With Prostate Cancer
by Janice Wood on March 17, 2019 at 11:30 am
Men with high neuroticism are significantly more likely to suffer from adverse events, such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence, which may put their recovery from prostate cancer surgery at […]
Negative Emotions Can Make You Less Trusting
by Traci Pedersen on March 15, 2019 at 11:29 am
A new study finds that negative emotions can reduce the ability to trust others, even when these emotions were triggered by events that have nothing to do with the decision... […]
A Panic Attack, the Wrestle Within
by Annabella Hagen, LCSW, RPT-S on March 14, 2019 at 8:40 pm
Samantha felt overwhelmed by her school assignments, her relationships, and her job. She often felt like she was walking a tightrope while holding a pole that contained all of her […]
Psychology Around the Net: March 9, 2019
by Alicia Sparks on March 9, 2019 at 11:30 am
Happy Saturday (or whatever day you’re reading this) sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers a personal account of how running helped one author’s anxiety and […]
OCD Treatment: More Important Than School or Outside Activities?
by Janet Singer on March 7, 2019 at 9:40 pm
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an often misunderstood and complicated illness. It can latch on to anything that is important to us, and has the potential to totally devastate lives. Still,... […]
Podcast: What is Paranoia – Explained by a Bipolar and Schizophrenic.
by A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast on March 4, 2019 at 11:30 am
We often use actual mental illnesses to describe behaviors that don’t actually qualify. For example, if a friend thinks they failed a test, we might jokingly say, “Stop being... […]
Are You a Natural Born Communicator or Is It Something You Grow Into?
by Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW on March 3, 2019 at 4:45 pm
In speaking with an intelligent, creative, articulate young woman, a concept was raised that referenced her primary area of challenge. It comes in the form of discomfort with initiating […]
Emotional Numbness and Depression: Will It Go Away?
by Therese J. Borchard on March 25, 2019 at 3:45 pm
Even as we don’t like pain, it is a reminder that we are alive and have a steady pulse. Worse than heartbreak or rage can be the sensation of numbness,... […]
Psychology Around the Net: March 23, 2019
by Alicia Sparks on March 23, 2019 at 10:30 am
Ever wonder how food affects your mental health? Do you think social media addiction should be formally classified (and should the companies behind them be taxed for help)? What’s your... […]
Don’t Force Gratitude
by Therese J. Borchard on March 18, 2019 at 3:45 pm
In his book What Happy People Know, Dan Baker argues that you can’t be in a state of appreciation and fear, or anxiety, at the same time. He explains: During... […]
Podcast: Support Groups for Mental Illness – What are They?
by A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast on March 18, 2019 at 10:30 am
Most people understand how doctors and therapists work, but many people can’t quite wrap their minds around support groups – especially peer-led ones. In this episode, our hosts […]
Does Calling Depression an Illness Worsen Stigma?
by Therese J. Borchard on March 16, 2019 at 3:45 pm
I plead guilty to expounding on the biochemical vulnerabilities and abnormalities in neural wiring of depression to make the case that it is a legitimate illness alongside lupus, breast cancer,... […]