Kathleen Abenes

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This Guy Has The Best Way Of Handling His Girlfriend's Anxiety

Having anxiety can leave you with a constant fear that your partner will break up with you. Except it feels less like a fear than an intuition. An …

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

Self-help

Our need to feel special is making us lonely

About a month ago, a group of about 20 men—all fathers in their 30s and 40s—gathered at a home in Oakland, California to talk fatherhood. Alarmingly, when asked how many of them had “real friends”—the kind of confidantes with whom they could talk honestly and vulnerably about life on a regular …

Psychology

Poor Sleep When You're Depressed or Anxious May Make it Harder to See Positives

<i>Summary: Sleep plays an important role in being able to regulate negative emotions, especially in people with depression and anxiety, a new study</i> …

Prince Harry Says He Came Close to a 'Breakdown' on Several Occasions—What You Should Know

Prince Harry made headlines this week after he revealed that he struggled with mental health issues for years after his mother, Princess Diana, died …

Nationwide Study Reveals Just How Broken The US Mental Health System Is

More than 8 million Americans now suffer from psychological distress.<p>A nationwide study has found that more Americans than ever before now report …

12 Best Books for Your Positive Psychology Reading List

Oleg Krugliak/Shutterstock.com<p>Start here for a well-rounded understanding of the science of happiness<p>Martin Seligman, Ph.D., defines the positive …

Why You Craved Szechuan Sauce After the ‘Rick and Morty’ Premiere

Over 13,000 <i>Rick and Morty</i> fans unexpectedly suffered an intense and bizarre food craving after the hit animated series aired its third season …

Treating depression is guesswork. Psychiatrists are beginning to crack the code.

Brain scans and machine learning programs are paving the way for a breakthrough.<p>Here’s a frustrating fact for anyone who has been prescribed medication or therapy for depression: Your doctor doesn’t know what treatment will work for you.<p>“It is currently complete primitive guesswork,” Leanne Maree …

Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones

Most mornings as I leave the Y after my swim and shower, I cross paths with a coterie of toddlers entering with their caregivers for a kid-oriented activity. I can’t resist saying hello, requesting a high-five, and wishing them a fun time. I leave the Y grinning from ear to ear, uplifted not just …

Happiness

‘What surgeon can’t even kill herself properly?’ Stigma stops doctors from healing themselves

Dr. John Bradford remembers taking the block heater cable, the kind of cable that doesn’t stretch, into the house.He had just returned home from …

How better definitions of mental disorders could aid diagnosis and treatment

Mental disorders are currently defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which includes hundreds of distinct …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …