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What Is a Collapsed Narcissist?

 

Narcissists are gregarious and outgoing, right? Life of the party extroverts love-bombing, gaslighting and manipulating their way to fame and fortune (or at the very least a modicum of dating...

When All Else Fails: Hold Steady

 

There is no shortage in today’s world of methods for treating depression. Ranging from a regime of medication to more naturalistic approaches that rely on identifying sensitivities of diet and...

Psychology Around the Net: August 24, 2019

 

This week’s Psychology Around the Net provides tips for kicking off a healthy school year, creative prompts to help you deal with anxiety, news about a possible link between children’s...

The Biggest Killer of Creativity

 

Does the following sound familiar? You have an idea, and even before it’s fully formed, you realize it’s stupid. It’s lame, and won’t lead to anything, anyway… and with that,...

Free Live Webinar: Learn All About Passive Aggressiveness

 

(Please note: This free live webinar will be recorded and a copy made available to all who register.) Passive Aggression is basically directing hostile or negative feelings indirectly at someone...

Dr. Epstein, Political Bias, & Google Search Results

 

I’m a little confused by claims made by Dr. Robert Epstein and his assertion, based upon a single study of 95 participants, that Google somehow intentionally biased the results shown...

Mass Shootings & Mental Illness: Sloppy Reporting Paints False Connection

 

There’s an unfortunate confusion that exists when talking about mass shootings in America. This confusion is reinforced by politicians and the media, each pushing their own agendas and biases. Some...

Podcast: Simple Psychology Explanations with Dr. Ali Mattu

 

Do you enjoy watching YouTube videos on psychology and mental health topics?  But are you tired of wading through all the mindless fluff, meaningless new-age jargon, and overly pedantic lectures? ...

Accepting Your Feelings and Bodily Sensations Now

 

While snorkeling in the ocean, I had the opportunity to remember an invaluable lesson regarding willingness — to take what is offered in the moment. Willingness is an Acceptance and...

Inside Schizophrenia: Families Impacted by Schizophrenia

 

 Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended. ...

Low Stakes Ways for Kids to Practice Emotional Regulation Before Going Back to School

 

Endless summer. Whoever came up with that phrase must not have had kids in grade school. One minute you’re signing your little one up for day camp, the next you’re...

Remember This Next Time You Fight with Your Partner

 

A person could spend all day on the internet reading articles with titles like “Top 10 Ways to Avoid Conflict with Your Spouse” or “How to Have a Good Argument...

Turn Off the Procrastination Station

 

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb As I was beginning to type this article, a series of thoughts appeared on the movie screen of...

Why Attachment Is a Key Factor in Your Mental Health

 

Attachment. You’ve heard about it right? How you and your partner can have a better, more fulfilling relationship by learning about your attachment styles and how they mesh (or don’t...

Respecting ‘Sober Curious’ Without Minimizing Alcoholism and Addiction

 

Somewhere in the drunken mess of 2002, I was curious to try the combination of vodka and Klonopin. Ditto, I was a curious little kitten when it came to what...

What Is a Collapsed Narcissist?

 

Narcissists are gregarious and outgoing, right? Life of the party extroverts love-bombing, gaslighting and manipulating their way to fame and fortune (or at the very least a modicum of dating...

When All Else Fails: Hold Steady

 

There is no shortage in today’s world of methods for treating depression. Ranging from a regime of medication to more naturalistic approaches that rely on identifying sensitivities of diet and...

Accepting Your Feelings and Bodily Sensations Now

 

While snorkeling in the ocean, I had the opportunity to remember an invaluable lesson regarding willingness — to take what is offered in the moment. Willingness is an Acceptance and...

Inside Schizophrenia: Families Impacted by Schizophrenia

 

 Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended. ...

Respecting ‘Sober Curious’ Without Minimizing Alcoholism and Addiction

 

Somewhere in the drunken mess of 2002, I was curious to try the combination of vodka and Klonopin. Ditto, I was a curious little kitten when it came to what...

You Aren’t a Narcissist, But Could You Be an Echoist?

 

Most of us are familiar with narcissism. In fact, most of us probably know a narcissist or two. Those people who have enormous, self-serving egos and an inflated sense of...

Anxiety and the Power of Quick Decisions: How Speeding up Your Decision-Making Can Lower Anxiety

 

Many of my clients, all of whom are coming to see me for help with anxiety, complain that they have a difficult time making decisions. Anxiety sufferers often have perfectionistic...

What’s New in Alzheimer’s Research?

 

“I can’t say when we will have a cure, but we now know through our findings how to ask the question of what is going wrong at the earliest stage...

Podcast: Is Mental Illness a Made up Disorder?

 

In this episode, our hosts discuss whether or not mental illness is a real disorder or if it’s just something that medical and pharmaceutical companies made up to make a...

Podcast: Sexual Side Effects Caused by Psychiatric Medications

 

It’s common knowledge that psychiatric medications are prone to sexual side effects. It’s often referenced in the advertising. Since most people living with mental illness want to be both happy...

Podcast: Sandy Hook: Community Healing After a Large-Scale Trauma

 

  Everyone remembers the disturbing images from the Sandy Hook school shooting in December 2012 after a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 first-grade children.  It was traumatic for all...

Podcast: Procrastination or Mental Health Issues?

 

 Since time was invented, people have fallen into three main categories: Chronically early, on-time, or late. You don’t need mental illness to put things off until the last minute...

How My Weight Gain Contributed to My Son’s Disordered Eating

 

Ever since I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1991, I’ve struggled with my weight. At that time, I weighed 125 and was prescribed lithium to control my highs and...

Inside Schizophrenia: Childhood Schizophrenia

 

 In this episode of Inside Schizophrenia, our hosts tackle the topic of early onset – or childhood – schizophrenia. Host Rachel Star discusses her personal experiences with schizophrenia symptoms...

Podcast: Religion and Mental Illness

 

From leisure activities to politics to relationships, people tend to be influenced by their religious beliefs. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss the pros and cons of religious influence...

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