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Reclaiming Life With CBT
Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D.
A seasoned psychiatrist shares his expertise on finding a psychotherapist who is the right match for your needs.
An addictive relationship with food can be exhausting. The author of a new book shares a much better alternative: Loving your food—and yourself.
The first episode of depression can be a bewildering experience, including the wide array of treatment options. An expert summarizes the latest research.
Everyone wants to enjoy life as much as possible, yet we often get in our own way. Here are some practical strategies to make your life better.
A new study of over 60,000 brain scans claims that neuroimaging can measure "brain age." Here's why we should question that conclusion.
Our earliest relationships can have an enduring effect on how we connect with others. Understand your attachment style and strengthen your relationships.
Many people worry they'll be sent to a psychiatric ward if they admit to having suicidal thoughts. But mental health clinicians are trained to navigate discussions about self-harm.
Your response to a few nights of bad sleep can determine whether your insomnia goes away or lasts for years.
Grit requires not just consistent hard work but a sense of purpose to inspire your efforts. Grit researcher Angela Duckworth shares her insights.
It's well known that too little sleep is bad for our health. A recent large study revealed that too much sleep may not be good for us, either.
It takes energy and motivation to do things we enjoy — both of which are low when we're depressed. How can we create a life we love even when our tank is low?
A new study examines whether using electronic devices in the classroom affects students' exam performance.
Why is it easier to lose weight than to keep it off? And why do all diets eventually fail? Psychologists Aria Campbell-Danesh and Lucy Faulconbridge provide some answers.
Religion is correlated with many health advantages; a recent review suggests it's also good for sleep. The study authors explore four pathways to account for this association.
CBT-I is widely recognized as the treatment of choice for chronic insomnia; a new study reveals how and why the benefits are long-lasting.
The latest research supports time-honored ways of aligning our thoughts, actions, and presence to maximize well-being.
Trying to force ourselves to sleep is bound to backfire. Find out how a surprisingly paradoxical approach can be one of the most effective ways to beat insomnia.
Excessive anxiety can limit our lives in countless ways. Exposure therapy provides a reliable way to find relief.
Tired of lying awake in bed? Find out how to schedule your time in bed to optimize sleep quality.
Our childhood experiences can continue to affect us even decades later. Find out what the latest research says about the enduring effects of early adversity.
When someone says they're "hurting emotionally," they probably mean this quite literally. Find out what explains the depression — pain association.
Two recent studies show how relationships are happier and more harmonious when couples are meeting these needs for one another.
Tired of always beating up on yourself? Identify the core beliefs that drive self-loathing, and work toward making friends with yourself starting today.
Like the change in seasons, it's hard to know definitively when depression has lifted. Here are eight signs to look for.
Recent research has explored ways to increase our ability to show compassion, both for others and for ourselves.
Responsible assertiveness is a win-win, allowing us to honor not just our own needs but the needs of others.
There is a growing awareness that problematic Internet use can have serious consequences. A new study demonstrated one simple technique that can help.
Insomnia affects millions, yet the number-one treatment often remains out of reach. Now apps make CBT-I available through web and mobile platforms.
We've been trained to believe that eating for comfort is "bad"—which doesn't necessarily make it easier to avoid. Dr. Pavel Somov provides an alternative: better emotional eating.
A new study shows that thinking of others' well-being may be more beneficial than trying to boost our self-image.
Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D., is a clinical assistant professor of psychology in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pennsylvania.