Stop Explaining Yourself

"What if you just told her No, without explaining why?" my therapist interrupted.

Jun 4

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Trust Issues

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The Social Benefits of Getting into other people's heads

Research shows that scoring high on the quality 'mind reading motivation' is linked to many social advantages

Jun 3

Categories: Emotional Intelligence

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'Frozen' Actress Kristen Bell Talks about Depression

You'd never know it from her seemingly always-sunny disposition, but Kristen Bell has struggled with depression since she was a university student - and she's shared a heartfelt essay on how the support of her family got her through it.

Jun 2

Categories: Depression

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What is schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health problem. People with schizophrenia can have a range of symptoms including periods when they cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined. Schizophrenia seriously disturbs the way ...

Jun 2

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Volunteering is not only good for your community, but also your ...

We feel good when we do a good deed, so there must be a psychological benefit to helping others? But how can we know for sure? The best way to study the health benefits of kind deeds is to look at studies of volunteering.

May 31

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Study shows why we should be overconfident and self-deluded

Overconfidence and self-delusion can lead to higher social status, research finds. This might help explain why many leaders seem so overconfident. Of course there are disadvantages to overconfidence as well, but these may be outweighed by the ...

May 31

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Does ethnicity affect therapy sessions?

Similar cultural roots don’t guarantee better bond, yet competence in learning about differences and being mindful of verbal and non-verbal cues are critical

May 31

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Therapy goals - The importance of the therapist's philosophy on life

Anxiety and depression are not diseases (excepting the small percentage of each that seem to be biologically-based); they are signs that something is wrong. Therapists and patients must choose between making the signs go away versus changing what is ...

May 30

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Why we avoid being kind to ourselves

People who are kinder to themselves tend to be happier, healthier and to cope better when bad things happen. There's also some evidence that training to be more self-compassionate is beneficial. Overall, self-compassion seems to be a sensible ...

May 30

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Workaholics more likely to suffer from ADHD, OCD and depression

Spending long hours at work may raise your risk of suffering from ADHD, OCD, depression and anxiety, according to research carried out at the University of Bergen in Norway.

May 28

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How gardening is good for your mental health

Doctors should prescribe gardening for mental health problems dementia and cancer, a new report urges. Gardening helps keep people active and increases their sense of well-being. Gardening has also been linked to reduced depression, better balance ...

May 27

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Psychology vs psychiatry

Lucy Johnstone is a leading light among British mental health advocates who are actively disputing the current, dominant paradigm of “diagnosing and treating mental disorders” and who, going the next step, are endeavoring to provide alternative ...

May 27

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How Weighted Blankets Are Helping People With Anxiety

Stress, anxiety, and insomnia affect millions of people worldwide, and to alleviate the symptoms, there are a variety of routes one can take, including the ever-popular pharmaceutical pills. But as our world continues to break through the madness of ...

May 26

Categories: Anxiety

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How ADHD affects releationships and what you can do about it

Typical symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder behavior include forgetfulness, distractedness, hyper-focus, disorganization and emotional difficulties. Tackling these issues by oneself is difficult enough, but bringing ...

May 26

Categories: Adult ADHD, Relationships & Marriage

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Study finds the key to relationship bliss

It is better to settle for the best relationship available than to hold out for a perfect match, a new study suggests.

May 25

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