"Don't have children!" Busting myths about Bipolar Disorder and ...

But there is a division between this outside pressure and the experience of some women, particularly in the case of bipolar disorder. While we hear, “Come join us,” peppered into even the most mundane conversations, these women often hear, ...

Jun 13

Categories: Bipolar, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Holding Hands in Body Language

Just like any type of touch, holding hands can be a very potent signal. Depending on how it is used, it can make or break the relationship. It can break other person's defenses and force them to open up to you, or it can have a completely opposite ...

Jun 11

Categories: Empathy, Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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Forgiving another, what it really means.

In this blog I will look at forgiveness as a psychological process and not a religious driven concept. Existential Analysis certainly does not support any ideas of “should” or “must”. It supports the idea of authentic morality and ethics, ...

Jun 11

Categories: Forgiveness

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Can Shame Be Your Friend

We often hear how shame is toxic and destructive. As a psychotherapist, I continually see how toxic shame saps our energy and makes us feel flawed and defective. But can there be a healthy aspect to shame? Bret Lyon and Sheila Rubin, who lead ...

Jun 11

Categories: Shame

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Major Depression: Most Antidepressants Ineffective For Children, Teens

Children and adolescents with major depression do not benefit from most antidepressant medications, and some of these drugs may do more harm than good. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet.

Jun 10

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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Personality Traits That Affect How Long You Will Live

The personality traits that may have a correlation with your lifespan.

Jun 10

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How To Make Peace With Something You Cannot Control

Being in control feels safe, but you can feel safe when you’re not in control too. The world is unpredictable and your power is limited, so feeling safe without control is a valuable skill.

Jun 9

Categories: Happiness, Stress Management

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How Depression Affects Couples - In Their Own Words

Depression has been called a "we-disease" because when the dark clouds arrive, it's not just the depressed person who is affected, but all those close to them. A new study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationship explored these spillover ...

Jun 9

Categories: Depression, Relationships & Marriage

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Moving Home Hurts Mental Health Worst At One Time of Life

Moving home during childhood increases the chances of mental health problems later on, new research finds.

Jun 9

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

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Happy Couples Automatically Use Mental Trick To Stay Faithful

People in relationships automatically see tempting others as less attractive, new research finds.

Jun 8

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Sometimes Embracing Emotional Distress Is the Best Medicine

An unfortunate side effect of the biological revolution of psychiatry is in perceiving emotional discomfort as undesirable or bad, something we shouldn't feel, something that can be medicated away. And while medications can be life-saving and ...

Jun 8

Categories: Anxiety, Stress Management

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Anxiety disorders 'most common among women and young adults'

A new review of research into anxiety disorders has reported that women and adults under the age of 35 are more likely to experience anxiety than other groups.

Jun 7

Categories: Anxiety, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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How children's ADHD symptoms affect parents' feelings and parenting ...

ADHD in children puts stress on parents. In fact, parents of children with ADHD report greater parenting stress, less satisfaction in their parenting role, and more depressive symptoms than other parents. They also report more negative interactions ...

Jun 7

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress

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How To Use Your Brain - A Quick Guide To Performing Well In Any ...

In the business world, individuals are required to perform. If you're unproductive for a while, you may risk losing your job. Thing is, our mind doesn't really care. We often feel we cannot directly control its processes and performance, especially ...

Jun 6

Categories: Positive Psychology

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How to heal after an abusive relationship

If you've recently gotten out of an abusive relationship or are considering doing so, your sense of self has likely been altered or even destroyed. So have your feelings of safety and your ability to trust others. You can and will regain these ...

Jun 4

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Aggression & Violence, ...

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