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Mental Illness and Violence: Would I Do That?

"Split," the most recent thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, was the top-grossing movie during its first weekend of release. It tells the story of a …

Mental Health

Stress and Depression

Survival depends on the speed of noticing and responding to threats to our safety. In a depressed brain, the parts of the brain that are scanning for …

Time Management

The Psychology Behind Chronic Overthinking (and How to Stop It)

Overthinkers are all too familiar with what researchers are now calling the "worry spiral," or the tendency to ruminate on issues beyond one's …

What to Do When Your Life Has Gotten Messy

Source: Diego Cervo/Shutterstock<p>Your home is in disarray, you’re behind on your bills, your In box is overflowing, and your cat is in need of a visit …

Psychology

Intense Fear Of Guilt May Be At The Heart Of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Nobody likes to feel guilt. But when a fear of doing harm to others and feeling guilty as a result gets too severe, it can become pathological.<p>Excessive fear of guilt can lead a person down the road to developing obsessive-compulsive disorder. An intriguing new theory suggests that in certain …

Depression

Three Simple Ways To Ease An Anxious Mind

As a lawyer, my life is ripe for anxiety. I have to predict all the potential consequences for every action taken in a case and try to outmaneuver the negative consequences.<p>When I experience anxiety, I notice constriction in the body as well as the mind. It feels as though I have tunnel vision and …

Mindfulness

Marketing Immortality

We’ve long been fascinated with the ideas of immortality and eternal youth. Around 220 BCE, Emperor Shihuangdi searched for the elixir of life. Juan …

Immortality

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Coroner

A chat with a real-life doctor of death.<p>We're all going to die at some point. One of you reading this probably will tomorrow. Sorry about that. The best most of us can hope for is to croak in our sleep at a ripe old age. What you want to avoid, however, is winding up on a slab at the coroner's …

Baton Rouge

The longest personality study ever shows that your personality may completely change throughout life

Imagine you've reached the fine age of 77 and you hear news of a school reunion. You're going to have the chance to meet up with several of your former classmates who you haven't seen since you were fourteen-years-old. They'll look a lot different, of course, but what about their personality? Will …

Psychology

1 day, 1 city: 43 overdoses, 1 death

LOUISVILLE — Authorities handled more than 40 overdoses Thursday — including one fatal case in a moving car — nearly doubling what Kentucky's largest city has dealt with daily this year.<p>After receiving 695 overdose calls in January, about 22 a day, Louisville Metro Emergency Services had 43 calls …

Mental Health

Drug crisis can be solved

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Extraordinary times we live in — not least because supposedly responsible people are promoting drug abuse, which everyone knows …