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July 10, 2019

Being tough on yourself, especially when you've gone in the wrong direction, can make you stronger. But when you can't turn that voice off, it can limit your potential. Fortunately, there are proven ways to retake control.

Just minutes into her interview at the white-sh...

Natural selection for extreme mental capacities may have made human minds fast and powerful, but also vulnerable to serious upheaval. Such a “gene’s-eye view” sheds light on schizophrenia, autism, and other psychiatric disorders.

The genius whose life and struggle with...

October 3, 2015

 

There comes a moment when you say "Don't call me," and you finally mean it; when you return the charming gift because you forced yourself to acknowledge its invisible strings; when you turn down the friend's request for a helping hand, the colleague's plea for immedia...

October 3, 2015

 

The urge to drink or use drugs is not an enemy to be summarily vanquished but a signal to ferret out the root cause.

 

People who suffer addictions are handed plenty of bad advice. "Don't think about addictive thoughts" is one memorable catchphrase. The fact is that add...

 

Growing up can be tough. It can often feel like even your BFF doesn’t understand you, and frankly sometimes you can’t even understand yourself. The mood swings rushing through your body may make you feel over the moon or like you want be left al0ne in the dark.

 

If you...

 

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely researched and practiced models of psychotherapy in the world. Developed initially for treatment of depression in the 1950s, it is now used as an effective treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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March 24, 2015

 

If you find yourself struggling in the workplace it could be because you’re bringing to your job some incorrect assumptions and expectations. Many people unknowingly bring their emotional baggage to work and if they aren’t careful, this can turn a job into a nightmare...

 

In a world that prefers to sit and watch, movement towards recovery — despite chronic disease and mental illness — could begin by simply moving more. And the best role models are among us.

 

Dora Amirault leads others to dance despite her anxiety and panic attacks. Diag...

 

By the fall of my daughter’s junior kindergarten year, I was getting a little tired of working all day with the kids and tutoring at night. My husband, Jim, and I felt as though we were two passing ships; quality time together was scarce. So I took a job at the local...

 

There is a strong association between chronic disease, mental health and mental illness. People with chronic physical conditions are at risk of poor mental health, including depression and anxiety. At the same time, people with serious mental illnesses have a greater...

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