Sarah Taylor

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10 Signs It's More Than Just Stress

How to tell if your issues are deeper than everyday angst.<p>Nobody's perfect. And the stressors we all face on a regular basis can bring out the worst in pretty much everyone. But some people's emotional turmoil runs a bit deeper than your average, everyday angst.<p>The National Alliance on Mental …

On Going Off My Depression Medication During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is hard. Doing it without much-needed depression medication is harder.<p>When my daughter was about 3 months old, I attended a party with a bunch of other new moms. They were gushing — GUSHING — about parenthood. I stood silently in a circle of the rosiest faces you ever did see, wondering …

17 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Mental Health In 2015

"I'm struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are."<p>* 19 Celebrities On Dealing With And Recovering From Their Eating Disorders<p>* This Is What It Feels Like To Live With A Mental Disorder

Mental Health

When PTSD Is Contagious

Therapists and other people who help victims of trauma can become traumatized themselves.<p>Michael was not in New York on September 11, 2001. But for years afterwards, when an elevator opened at work, he would imagine people on fire rushing out, their screams filling the lobby. When he closed his …

How We Fall Out of Love

Love is universal, or at least it seems to be.<p>Every society has a romantic tradition, and the desire to form a long and (hopefully) lasting love with …

Bilateral Drawing: Self-Regulation for Trauma Reparation

In working with survivors of acute and repeated traumatic events over the last several decades, I am always particularly conscious of individuals’ …

"Sybil" and the History of Multiple Personality Disorder

In the 1970s, a patient known as "Sybil" was the focus of a popular book exploring a condition then called Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD). While …

Now You See It: Neuroscientists Reveal Magicians’ Secrets

NEW YORK — There is a place for magic in science. Five years ago, on a trip to Las Vegas, neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde …

How To Make Small Talk Less Painful

Read these chit-chat techniques before going to your holiday party or networking event.<p>As the holidays approach, we find our calendars full of social events where we’re forced to engage in dreaded “small talk.” “Small talk is the appetizer for any relationship,” says Debra Fine, author of <i>The Fine</i> …

How to Recognize the Signs of Burnout Before You're Burned Out

Once you recognize you’re burned out, you can pull yourself back from the ledge, but it’d be best to never get there in the first place. Luckily, the …

Toxoplasma Parasite Alters Host's Personality and Brain Behavior

<b>Melbourne researchers have discovered how a common parasite hijacks host cells and stockpiles food so it can lie dormant for decades, possibly</b> …

Neuroscience

How To Practice Mindfulness With Your Grandchildren

<b>Mindfulness & You</b><p><i>a special feature from Leslie & Kay, founders Grandparentslink.com</i><p>The age in which we live is so ridiculously hectic. Often we operate on automatic pilot, and forget to stop and "smell the roses" as the old adage goes. But as ancient as that saying is, so is the idea of how …

Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked To PCOS In Eye-Opening New Study

There could be a connection between maternal PCOS and autism.<p>Women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, are 59 percent more likely to give birth to a child with autism spectrum disorder than women without the disorder, according to a study published in the journal Molecular …

Autism

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Creativity

Psychologists Say Coloring Is The Best Alternative To Meditation

Lots of us used to color as kids and… it made us happy. Current research by mental health experts suggests that it might make us adults happy too. …

Meditation

The Barriers to True Forgiveness

As holiday and other family gatherings draw near, so does the pressure to be gracious, forgiving, happy and “normal.” Our expectations of ourselves …

The Stigma of Mental Illness

We are excited to announce that the Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition is now available on ScienceDirect! This essential encyclopedia …

How to tell your children about a terrorist attack

On Friday night, my home city of Paris, France, suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history. Our family had gone to bed early that night, and …

Terrorism

5 Reasons We Resist Therapy (and 4 Reasons We Shouldn't)

I recently entered my 29th year of practice in the field of emotional health. Through the decades, I’ve seen a number of things change—from …

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …

Consciousness

Soldiers' Art: What traumatic brain injury feels like

Credit: Chris Albert<p>Credit: Chris Albert<p>Credit: Chris Albert<p>Credit: Chris Albert<p>Credit: Chris Albert<p>Credit: Chris Albert<p>Credit: Chris Albert<p>Credit: …

I Said I Want the Red Bowl! Responding to Toddlers' Irrational Behavior - Expert Tips & Advice . PBS Parents | PBS

Amelia, told that she can’t have a fifth book before bedtime, shouts: “You are the meanest mommy! You are not invited to my birthday party!” Derek, …

Parenting

Clutter vs. Hoarding vs. Collecting

Earlier this month, I spoke at the national conference of Institute for Challenging Chronic Disorganization.<p>I was delighted to discover that ICD …

6 Reasons Why Selfie-Taking Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

The latest news story about "death by selfie" involved a 66-year-old Japanese tourist who fell down a flight of steps at the Taj Mahal. We …

Domestic Abuse Victims Paint Black Dots On Hands As Subtle Signal For Help

<i>Updated on Sept. 22, 2015 at 9:20 a.m. EST.</i><p><i>The Black Dot Campaign is a grassroots movement that isn't currently recognized by law enforcement or health officials.</i><p>One in four women in the U.S. has experienced severe violence at the hands of an intimate partner, yet asking for help is often far too …

4 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

A video of a commencement address by Jim Carrey recentlywent viral, with more than 7,000,000 views on YouTube alone. In the talk, the comedian …

The Most Compassionate Way to End a Relationship

At the beginning of a relationship, everything seems rosy. As you and your partner discover each other and grow in intimacy, the rush of infatuation …

Kimberly Williams-Paisley: What I Learned from My Mother's Dementia

In the 10 years since her mother’s primary progressive aphasia diagnosis, Kimberly Williams-Paisley has watched dementia claim more and more of the …

Alzheimer's Disease

It Takes Bravery to Accept MentaI Illness, But It Is Worth It

If you looked at Madison Holleran you would think she had it all. She was beautiful, smart, and a college athlete at an Ivy League university. If you looked at her Instagram page you would have seen her electric smile, loving friends and family, and positivity. You could not detect depression by …