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By Judith Orloff M.D. on March 11, 2019 in The Empath's Survival Guide
Food is medicine. Take this quiz to determine if you’re a Food Empath (from The Empath’s Survival Guide).
By Christopher Bergland on March 09, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Cannabis use is linked to changes in the structure and function of the cerebellum in ways that may drive addiction, according to a growing body of evidence.
By Kyle D Killian Ph.D., LMFT on March 08, 2019 in Intersections
Even with the best of intentions, text-based relationships can go rapidly off the rails due to unstated, unfulfilled, and changing expectations.
By Randy Kulman Ph.D. on March 07, 2019 in Screen Play
Why do kids want to play Fortnite nonstop? More than many other video games, Fortnite is extremely difficult to stop playing.
By Phil Reed D.Phil. on March 06, 2019 in Digital World, Real World
Recent advice on whether screen time damages children's health appears contradictory. What should parents believe?
By Erin Walsh, M.A. and David Walsh, Ph.D. on March 06, 2019 in Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids
Most children love technology and do well in school, hang out with friends, and keep it in balance. But don't ignore signs of a real problem.
By Richard Maxwell, Ph.D. and Toby Miller, Ph.D. on March 06, 2019 in Greening the Media
Can't leave home without your phone? Worried by the amount of time you spend staring at it versus speaking to people, taking a stroll, or closing your eyes?
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on March 05, 2019 in All About Addiction
The power of social relationships and of the influence of others in addiction is well known, so why do we keep pretending that it's all about the drugs?
By Carolyn Reinach Wolf on March 05, 2019 in From the Desk of the Mental Health Lawyer
Education, training and guidance from mental health experts can help clergy make a real difference in the lives of those impacted by mental illness and substance abuse
By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on March 04, 2019 in Am I Right?
What evolutionary psychology tells us about our addiction to social media
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on March 04, 2019 in In Excess
There has been increased research into "smartphone addiction" but what are people really addicted to (if they are addicted at all)?
By Reid K Hester Ph.D. on March 01, 2019 in Significant Impact
Can someone change their drinking habits without formal treatment? Evidence suggests that many can—and do.
By Odelya Gertel Kraybill Ph.D. on February 28, 2019 in Expressive Trauma Integration
What can a trauma survivor do when the pain of past trauma resurfaces—and nothing works to make it better?
By Amy Copeland, Ph.D. on February 28, 2019 in Cycles of Addiction
New research provides some answers.
By Margaret Wehrenberg Psy.D. on February 28, 2019 in Depression Management Techniques
Depression and marijuana use disorder: A chicken-or-egg question.
By Cortney S. Warren Ph.D. on February 28, 2019 in Naked Truth
Why are middle-aged women are dying from drug overdoses at such high rates? Cultural pressure to be thin is a contributing factor.
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on February 27, 2019 in Science of Choice
Drug addiction is not just about chasing pleasure (feeling good) but also involves relieving emotional pain.
By Anderson Spickard Jr., M.D. on February 26, 2019 in The Craving Brain
Support from others can have a profound impact on the success of the recovery process.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on February 25, 2019 in All About Addiction
The Fundamental Attribution Error is one of the most basic concepts in social psychology and it is also one of the main reasons those with mental health struggle are stigmatized.
By Glenn Livingston Ph.D. on February 25, 2019 in Never Binge Again
Could the way you talk to yourself help you get thin and stay thin?
By Cynthia Price Ph.D., M.A., L.M.T. on February 25, 2019 in Mindful Body Awareness
Therapists can learn to teach interoceptive awareness skills to enhance clinical care.
By Fran Simone Ph.D. on February 24, 2019 in A Family Affair
Is fear getting the better of you? Here are some ways to ramp it down.
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on February 24, 2019 in Science of Choice
Addiction can be explained as an expression of decision-making processes that fail to take into account the long-term consequences of actions.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on February 24, 2019 in Moral Landscapes
Rupert Ross describes holistic traditions that heal instead of punish, that reconnect and regenerate trust.
By Peg O'Connor Ph.D. on February 21, 2019 in Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken
People who struggle with alcohol and drugs offer novel arguments against having a problem.