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Cognitive behavioral therapy: How does CBT work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a short-term therapy technique that can help people find new ways to behave by changing their thought patterns.

Engaging with CBT can help people reduce stress, cope with complicated rela...

101 Self-Help Tips for When It All Feels Like Too Much

Perhaps you’ve had this feeling when everything seems like it’s too much. Sometimes there are days, weeks, months and even years when getting through the day, doing your job or getting out of bed feels unbearable for no particular rea...

A Natural Fix for ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is now the most prevalent psychiatric illness of young people in America, affecting 11 percent of them at some point between the ages of 4 and 17. The rates of both diagnosis and treatme...

Scientists Discover a Simple Lifestyle Change is a Natural Fix for ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is now the most prevalent psychiatric illness of young people in America, affecting 11 percent of them at some point between the ages of 4 and 17. The rates of both diagnosis and treatment have...

Changing Your Life Is Easier Than You Think — Psychologist's Advice

When Sheryl Sandberg’s husband died unexpectedly two years ago, she was devastated. In her new book , coauthored with organizational psychologist Adam Grant, Sandberg recounts her process of discovering resilience in the face of loss ...

Why People Under 35 Are So Unhappy

Say hi to Lucy.

Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She’s also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y.

I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y...

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here’s what you need to know about this annoying personality quirk and how you can handle people who expres...

Why CBT is Falling Out of Favour

Everybody loves cognitive behavioural therapy. It’s the no-nonsense, quick and relatively cheap approach to mental suffering – with none of that Freudian bollocks, and plenty of scientific backing. So it was unsettling to learn, from ...

Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness

BLACKPOOL, England — The woman on the other end of the phone spoke lightheartedly of spring and of her 81st birthday the previous week.

“Who did you celebrate with, Beryl?” asked Alison, whose job was to offer a kind ear.

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Intelligent People Tend to Curse More, be Messier and be Night Owls

Were you annoyed as a kid, when your parents told you to clean your room, sent you to bed early and scolded you for cursing? There might be a reason for your behaviour. Studies suggest, that it can be linked to an increase of your IQ....

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: How Action Conquers Emotion

When stress overwhelms me, I withdraw. Usually a talkative Ted, I glance at my phone and mumble, “Not today,” as the phone buzzes. Unhealthy? Sure. Ingrained? You betcha!

Insert DBT — Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Or, as I call ...

Can Dialectical Behavior Therapy Help You Be a Better Leader

FINDING DBT

Growing up my dad introduced me to a lot of interesting people. Theologians, psychologists, monks, reiki healers...you get the idea. And I was fortunate enough to spend time with each of them, learning more about the...

Rates of Depression are Soaring. What are We Doing Wrong?

On most counts, young people's lives are improving. Drinking, smoking and drug-taking are down in the UK; teen pregnancies are at their lowest level for nearly half a century. Yet there is growing evidence that teens are in the grip o...

The Punk Counsellor Using his DIY Ethic to Promote Mental Health and Wellbeing

Peer counsellor and punk Craig Lewis suffered three decades of unnecessary medication and abuse at the hands of the psychiatric system. Today, he offers young punks struggling with mental health challenges an alternative path to recov...

What if PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological?

A new study supports what a small group of military researchers has suspected for decades: that modern warfare destroys the brain.

In early 2012, a neuropathologist named Daniel Perl was examining a slide of human brain tissue w...

Psychology Teacher’s List of 101 Ways to Cope with Stress

Stress can affect anyone, at any time – and, while a little bit can help push you to do something new or difficult, a lot of stress can take its toll on your health.

And that’s why psychology teacher Brett Phillips has devised a...

The Reasons Why, Once We Start Worrying, Some of Us Just Can’t Stop

Being worried is completely normal – modern life is so busy and fast paced with concerning news constantly appearing in your feed. However, there are people who

What Is a Mental Map and How Can It Help You?

A mental map is a first-person perspective of an area and how they interact with it. An easy example would be the image you have of your neighborhood. Your mental map of where you live allows you to know how to get to your favorite co...

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