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The Big Pond: How to Make the Transition to College

From navigating the financial challenges of life away from home to integrating into new friendship circles, many college students find that they need some help to adjust to their new... Read More

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Is Fear of Rejection Keeping You Single?

You are single, feeling good about yourself, looking your best, and decide to go out for a night on the town. In the back of your mind, there is a small nugget of hope that perhaps... Read More

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Ways to Cope with Grief and Loss after Putting a Pet to Sleep

In the United States, there are almost as many pets as there are adult humans. Collectively, Americans keep 60 million dogs, 70 million cats, and a host of other animals as pets. More... Read More

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How to Deal with Anger

Have you ever felt so angry that you couldn’t see straight? Anger is one of the most powerful emotions we have to deal with, and it tends to lead us to say and do things we later... Read More

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Is My Child Bipolar or Just Being a Kid?

Are there times when your adolescent’s behavior or mood is excitable and silly, then plummets into sadness and isolation? Do you worry that his or her mood swings from overly excited... Read More

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How to Use Yoga and Meditation to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

There are many ways to help people who are in psychotherapy. Sometimes talk alone works fine. Other times a more multidisciplinary approach is called for, especially with someone who... Read More

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Let’s Not Forget about Suicide’s Unsuspecting Victims

The death of Robin Williams last week shocked many of us. Though I knew he battled addiction over the years, I did not know that he also battled depression. There are many people talking... Read More

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Depression Doesn’t Have to Be a Life (or Death) Sentence

To say the loss of Robin Williams to suicide is tragic is a gross understatement. Many of us grew up with Mork & Mindy on television and, over the decades, witnessed the incredibly... Read More

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Finding Compassion and Hope after the Loss of Robin Williams

Editor’s note: This article contains language that may be offensive to some readers and may be inappropriate for younger audiences. I was 8 years old the first time I remember... Read More

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Our Favorite Blogs about Postpartum and Maternal Depression

In addition to adapting to the brand new experience of parenting, many new parents may also be managing preexisting mental health issues, like depression or bipolar. Others may experience... Read More

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10 Things You Might Not Know about Bisexuality

I recently agreed to do part of an online course in LGBT studies. I’m doing the “B”: bisexuality. They had a hard time finding someone to do it; no one thought they could fill... Read More

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The Startlingly Simple Secret to a Successful Exercise Program

Along with being a psychotherapist, I am a personal trainer. You might think that this would lead me to recommend to anyone getting started on an exercise program that they make sure... Read More

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Men More Likely to Be Granted Flexible Work Arrangements

August 20, 2014   .   2 Comments

Women continue to make only 70 or 80 cents for every $1 men earn, even when controlling for factors such as hours worked and other career choices. Common cultural assumptions hold that... Read More

What Conditions Led to the Widespread Inmate Abuses at Rikers Island?

August 19, 2014   .   3 Comments

Corrections officers at Rikers Island, which is home to about 500 teenage inmates, regularly inflict severe and unwarranted abuse on inmates, according to a new report by the U.S. attorney’s... Read More

Sexual Orientation Colors Perceptions of Romantic Relationships

August 18, 2014   .   3 Comments

Imagine a deeply committed couple who are very much in love. What do the partners look like? Odds are good you envisioned a heterosexual couple, at least according to a new study, which... Read More

Study Uncovers What Parents Fear Most

August 16, 2014   .   5 Comments

Parenthood makes worry inevitable, but the threats parents worry about change with each generation. The National Poll on Children’s Health, conducted annually by the University... Read More

Autism Is Not Linked to Oxytocin Deficits, and Other News

August 15, 2014   .   5 Comments

Researchers have commonly suspected that oxytocin, a hormone associated with feelings of love and attachment, was lacking in people on the autism spectrum, but a new study indicates... Read More

Psychology Students Receive Little Training on Military Medical Ethics

August 14, 2014   .   4 Comments

Psychologists work in a wide variety of settings, including military hospitals, war zones, and prisons, and many work with the Department of Defense or Veterans Administration. In each... Read More

Depression, Mild Cognitive Impairment in Seniors Accelerate Brain Aging

August 13, 2014   .   3 Comments

Depression affects nearly 20% of Americans over the age of 65. Seniors’ depression symptoms are frequently written off as inevitable reactions to the aging process or the result... Read More

Preparing to Teach Material Helps Students to Learn

August 12, 2014   .   4 Comments

American students continue to lag behind students in other industrialized countries, particularly in math and science. In many school districts, this has yielded a push toward more... Read More

Nurses’ Mental Health Improved with Regular Access to Natural Light

August 11, 2014   .   4 Comments

Nursing is a demanding job, and many nurses are overworked and underpaid. In fact, one study found that the challenging nature of the work led two-thirds of nurses to contemplate quitting... Read More

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Topic Experts answer your questions about psychotherapy, mental health, and relationships.

I'm a Gay College Basketball Player. Should I Come Out?

It sounds like you’re caught between powerful opposing forces. If you come out, you fear you will be persecuted by ... Read more »

If My Wife Won't Lose Weight, Am I Justified in Leaving Her?

I really appreciate the authenticity with which you present your situation. The guilt you are feeling for writing in—and even for having the thoughts feelings you have—is palpable. It is clear ... Read more »

How Serious Is Paranoia? Am I Crazy? Do I Need Meds?

Having paranoid thoughts does not mean you are crazy. Some people have these thoughts as a result of feeling Read more »

Help! My Wife Is Spending Us into Bankruptcy

Thanks for your question. Boy, that is a doozy of a choice: bankruptcy or divorce. Would you rather lose the arm or ... Read more »

Help! My Child Envies Other Kids and Refuses to Share

Thanks for your question. First of all, it is a very long way from a self-focused 7-year-old to the tragedy that occurred in California. The commonality you mention does not mean your son will follow ... Read more »

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