His PTSD, and My Struggle to Live With It

After my partner was brutally beaten on the street, I became one of the many thousands of Americans caring for someone with post-traumatic stress disorder — and our relationship changed forever.

#albany-ny, #anger-emotion, #fear-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

My O.C.D. Diagnosis Was a Blessing, Until it Became Too Central to My Life

Getting a mental health diagnosis can be a huge relief. But can the label become a problem?

#anxiety-and-stress, #autism, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders, #obsessive-compulsive-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

7 Questions to Strengthen Your Relationship

After two years of tumult, these essential conversations can help couples talk about what’s working, what’s not and where the relationship is headed.

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #marriages, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sex, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Shanghai Wrestles With Psychological Scars From Lockdown

The lockdown fueled anxiety, fear and depression among the city’s residents. Experts have warned that the mental health impact of the confinement will be long-lasting.

#anxiety-and-stress, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #world-health-organization

6 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With Anger

Anger has a bad reputation, but it is a basic human emotion like any other. Here’s how to help children cope.

#anger-emotion, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Coping With Despair

Be the person you want to live with every day of your life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #buddhism, #loneliness, #psychology-and-psychologists

Shared Suffering

Ukrainians are trying to confront the war’s psychological wounds even as the battles wear on.

#defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

How to Feel Better Naked

Whether you want to find joy in your body, or just greater self-acceptance, these four strategies from psychologists, activists — and, yes, nudists — might help.

#beauty-concept, #lifestyle-and-leisure, #nudism-and-nudity, #psychology-and-psychologists

The Battle Over Gender Therapy

More teenagers than ever are seeking transitions, but the medical community that treats them is deeply divided about why — and what to do to help them.

#discrimination, #gender, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

Logan Ury Says You’re Dating All Wrong

From her Oakland commune, a dating coach has made a big business out of her data-driven approach to modern romance.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #marriages, #online-dating, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sex, #single-persons

America’s ‘Psychic Numbing’ to Gun Violence

Americans have become overwhelmed by the scale of so much death and convinced that there is little they can do to change it.

#empathy, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #psychology-and-psychologists, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

How I Learned to Love Finishing Last

In a sport that rewards speed, sometimes it’s healthier to be the tortoise than to be the hare.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #exercise, #marathon-running, #psychology-and-psychologists, #running

Can Stimulating the Vagus Nerve Improve Mental Health?

On social media, exercises that aim to “tone” one of our body’s longest nerves have been touted as a cure-all for anxiety and other psychological ailments. Here’s what the research says.

#anxiety-and-stress, #clinical-trials, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #vagus-nerve

How You Can Use Anticipation to Enjoy Life More

Looking forward to something can be almost as good as experiencing it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #happiness, #psychology-and-psychologists

Summer Camp for All

It’s hard to imagine a more ideal escape for young people living through an extraordinary time of grief, loneliness and upheaval.

#american-camp-assn, #bank-street-college, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minorities, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #philanthropy, #poverty, #psychology-and-psychologists, #summer-season, #youth

How to Engage and Cope With Mass Tragedies

Stressful events can cause us to detach and disengage, experts say, but there are ways to avoid becoming desensitized.

#content-type-personal-profile, #mass-shootings, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Iga Swiatek’s Plan Is Falling Into Place

Swiatek, the No. 1-ranked player on the women’s tour, is hoping to manage her career so she can stay near the top as long as possible.

#abramowicz-daria, #french-open-tennis, #psychology-and-psychologists, #swiatek-iga-2001, #tennis

The Mental Cost of Being Denied an Abortion

An examination of the most rigorous research to date.

#abortion, #anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #women-and-girls

The Man Who Controls Computers With His Mind

16 years ago, Dennis DeGray was paralyzed in an accident. Now, implants in his brain allow him some semblance of control.

#brain, #computers-and-the-internet, #medical-devices, #musk-elon, #neuralink-corp, #paralysis, #psychology-and-psychologists, #science-and-technology

How Many Close Friends Do You Need in Adulthood?

Social circles were shrinking even before the pandemic. Here’s what the science says about the number of close friendships we should have.

#friendship, #loneliness, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research

Can Business Schools Really Help Us ‘Reimagine Capitalism’?

It’s not your grandfather’s M.B.A.

#business-schools, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #colleges-and-universities, #executives-and-management-theory, #humanities, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sociology, #stanford-university, #university-of-toronto

A ‘Life-Affirming’ Remedy for Climate Despair

Wynn Bruce’s death can teach us that climate anxiety and despair can be channeled into constructive action.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bruce-wynn-d-2022, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #emotions, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #psychology-and-psychologists

The Politics of Fear Show No Sign of Abating

New research in psychology and political science reveals just how deep our anxieties about others lie.

#fear-emotion, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #presidential-election-of-2024, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-economy, #whites

‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens

Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents. For M, a 13-year-old in Minnesota, the despair was almost too much to take.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minneapolis-minn, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Exploring the Health Effects of Ageism

Through more than three decades of research, the Yale psychologist Becca Levy has demonstrated that age discrimination can take years off one’s life.

#age-chronological, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #elderly, #levy-becca, #longevity, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #yale-university, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Some People Turn Suffering Into Wisdom

They have the ability to reconsider everything they thought they knew.

#grief-emotion, #healing, #james-pennebaker, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suffering, #the-body-keeps-the-score-brain-mind-and-body-in-the-healing-of-trauma-book, #trauma

M.R.I.s Are Finding Connections Between Our Brain Activity and Psychology

How might we leverage knowing that a particular neurological feature makes someone more vulnerable to autism or Alzheimer’s or more likely to achieve academically?

#brain, #magnetic-resonance-imagers, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research

War in Ukraine Has Left Eastern Europe Sleepless

Mental health professionals across the region say they have seen an increase in patients with intense anxiety. Some are asking for more sleeping pills, and many are making escape plans.

#anxiety-and-stress, #eastern-europe, #fear-emotion, #insomnia, #psychology-and-psychologists, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sleep

How to Give Constructive Feedback

Experts say fear keeps us from sharing constructive feedback, but here’s how — and why — you should speak up anyway.

#content-type-service, #psychology-and-psychologists

America’s Pandemic P.T.S.D.

We underestimate the extreme trauma that society has endured, and still lives with, at our own peril.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #grief-emotion, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

How to Choose a Mental Health App

There are thousands of apps that claim to promote mental well-being, but not all of them are safe or effective.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mobile-applications, #psychology-and-psychologists

Can A.I.-Driven Voice Analysis Help Identify Mental Disorders?

Early tests have been promising, but issues involving bias, privacy and mistrust of “black box” algorithms are possible pitfalls.

#aispecialreport2022, #anxiety-and-stress, #artificial-intelligence, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #telemedicine, #voice-recognition-systems

Learning the Right Way to Struggle

Several common educational strategies lean into the idea that, in the classroom, challenge is something to embrace.

#education-k-12, #great-britain, #psychology-and-psychologists, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Prolonged Grief: A Mental Disorder, or a Natural Process?

“How dare you tell me how long I may grieve?” one reader writes. Readers are mostly opposed to declaring it a disorder, arguing that it is stigmatizing.

#american-psychiatric-assn, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #diagnostic-and-statistical-manual-of-mental-disorders-book, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists

The Next Big Addiction Treatment

Several psychedelic drugs are touted as effective treatments for drug and alcohol abuse. But psilocybin combined with therapy is emerging as the most effective.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #ketamine-drug, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #psychology-and-psychologists, #smoking-and-tobacco, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

How to Find a Therapist or Mental Health Provider

Tips and tricks to get help now.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists

Does Social Media Make Teens Unhappy? It May Depend on Their Age.

A large study in Britain found two specific windows of adolescence when some teenagers are most sensitive to social media.

#men-and-boys, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

The Parapsychology Foundation Fights for Its Future

The Parapsychology Foundation — a four-generation matrilineal dynasty — fights for its future.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #ghosts, #libraries-and-librarians, #occult-sciences, #parapsychology-foundation, #psychics-and-fortune-tellers, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research

Is Geometry a Language That Only Humans Know?

Neuroscientists are exploring whether shapes like squares and rectangles — and our ability to recognize them — are part of what makes our species special.

#animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #artificial-intelligence, #brain, #computers-and-the-internet, #france, #language-and-languages, #mathematics, #monkeys-and-apes, #psychology-and-psychologists, #symbols, #your-feed-science

Some Teens Are Anxious About Taking Off Their Masks

Whether it’s virus worries, social pressure, shyness or acne, some kids are reluctant to ditch the mask.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #masks, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

‘Turning Red’ Sparks Conversations About Periods and Sexuality

Some parents don’t like its depictions of adolescent rebellion, periods and sexuality, but experts say those topics are appropriate for family discussion.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #menstruation, #parenting, #pixar-animation-studios, #psychology-and-psychologists, #red-pandas, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #women-and-girls

Here Are Three Reasons Putin Might Fight On

His invasion of Ukraine has been a disaster. But that doesn’t mean he’ll stop.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #psychology-and-psychologists, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

5 Ways to Calm Your Anxious Brain

Five ways to soothe a mind overstimulated by anxiety, stress and streams of information.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #orderliness-and-clutter, #psychology-and-psychologists, #social-media

This Wellness Center Uses Ketamine for Mental Health

Thanks to legal loopholes and a patchwork of compelling research, businesses like Nushama in New York City are writing the rules as they go.

#depression-mental, #ketamine-drug, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

How Do I Get My Sex Drive Back?

Advice on how to restore a decline in sexual desire.

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sex, #women-and-girls

What’s the Best Way to Cope in an Anxious World? Do Something.

One way to loosen the grip of anxiety is to focus on helping someone else.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #internal-sub-only-nl, #psychology-and-psychologists, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Jealousy Doesn’t Have to Ruin a Friendship

Everyone feels left out sometimes. It’s how you handle it that matters.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #emotions, #empathy, #friendship, #jealousy-and-envy, #psychology-and-psychologists

The Hidden Epidemic of Brain Injuries From Domestic Violence

Research shows that survivors of abuse can sustain head trauma more often than football players. But they are almost never diagnosed.

#brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #domestic-violence, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sports-injuries, #traumatic-brain-injury

He’s Sorry, She’s Sorry, Everybody Is Sorry. Does It Matter?

Joe Rogan. Whoopi Goldberg. Glenn Youngkin. We are swimming in a sea of public contrition, where everyone’s sorry and at the same time, no one is sorry enough.

#metoo-movement, #apologies, #appalachian-trail, #cancel-culture, #clinton-bill, #goldberg-whoopi, #ingall-marjorie, #psychology-and-psychologists, #rogan-joe, #social-media, #spitzer-eliot-l, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

What is Microdosing, and Does it Work?

Scientists are split over whether the benefits some microdosers experience are a placebo effect or something more.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #content-type-service, #creativity, #depression-mental, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #placebos, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #psychology-and-psychologists