Podcast: Loneliness and Litigation: A Lawyer ’ s Case Study
Chronic loneliness is on the rise. But how can this be when we’re more connected now than ever? In today’s show, Dr. J.W. Freiberg, a social psychologist-turned-lawyer, explains that loneliness is not an emotion like happiness or anger. It’s a sensation like hunger or thirst.  Join us for an in-depth discussion on the cost of feeling disconnected even when we’re surrounded by people. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Loneliness’ Podcast Episode J.W. Freiberg studies chronic loneliness through the unique lens of a social psychologist (PhD, UCLA) turned lawyer ...
Source: World of Psychology - December 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Interview Psychology The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Evolution of Schizophrenia Treatments
Schizophrenia has been around since the dawn of time but actually treating it has only been around the past 100 years. In this episode host and schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers takes you through the dark and disturbing evolution of schizophrenia treatments. From systematic euthanasia to hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy to the infamous lobotomy. Were these doctors “mad scientists” torturing the mentally ill or were they the only ones trying to help a population of people seen as a burden? About our Guest Miriam Posner is an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Information. She holds a Ph.D. in Film ...
Source: World of Psychology - December 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Brain and Behavior General History of Psychology Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Psychiatry Psychotherapy Brain Disorders ECT Electric shock Electroconvulsive Therapy Frontal Lobotomies History Of Mental Illness H Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Grieving and Radical Honesty
  Is there a correct way to grieve? What if you lose an estranged family member with whom you have unresolved differences? In today’s show, Lisa discusses the death of her grandfather, whom she wasn’t close to, and how she has mentally and emotionally processed it. Join us for a closer look at the grieving process and how there is no one way to handle death. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular bo...
Source: World of Psychology - December 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Family General Grief and Loss Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Celebrating a COVID Christmas
We’ve made it to the end of 2020! From polarizing politics to raging fires to COVID-19, it’s been a real doozy. And now the holidays… Do we celebrate with loved ones and risk COVID or take a pass? What are the risks? In today’s show, our guest Dr. John Grohol, founder of Psych Central, explains how this isn’t going to be our regular holiday season and that’s okay: We can easily make lemonade out of lemons. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Dr. John Grohol- COVID Christmas’ Podcast Episode John M. Grohol, Psy.D. is a pioneer in online mental healt...
Source: World of Psychology - December 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Holiday Coping Interview Podcast The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Family Perspective on Mental Illness
What’s it like growing up with a sibling with mental illness? In today’s show, we hear it straight from Gabe’s little sister Debbie, who shares what it was like living with Gabe well before anyone knew he had bipolar disorder.  Join us for a great discussion on mental health issues in families. While it’s always hard, there is often a silver lining. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular...
Source: World of Psychology - December 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Bipolar Family General Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Reframing Past Traumas
What is your life story? Do you feel like a victim of your circumstances? And if so, how does this affect your future? In today’s show, our guest James Sweigert, who struggled out of a traumatic childhood, shares how the power of his thoughts and the spoken word changed his life.  Are you ready to make some edits to your life story? Tune in and James will help you go from your head to your heart so you can win the game. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘James Sweigert- Reframing Traumas’ Podcast Episode James Sweigert’s childhood was challenging, to say the least. James...
Source: World of Psychology - November 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Inspiration & Hope Interview LifeHelper Motivation and Inspiration The Psych Central Show Trauma Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Depression Management Hints and Tips
Can a never-depressed person truly understand what your depression is like? Or give you advice? Probably not. It’s like getting parenting advice from a non-parent. In today’s show, our two depressed co-hosts, Gabe and Lisa, understand the pain of depression and are here to share their experiences and offer some helpful tips. If you’re struggling with depression, tune in for a great discussion — from two people who have been there and understand what you’re going through. By the end, you’ll know you’re not alone. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We ...
Source: World of Psychology - November 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Depression General LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Trauma in the Womb
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Source: World of Psychology - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Samuel López De Victoria, Ph.D. Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Two Key Principles to Healthy Boundaries/Relationships!
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Source: World of Psychology - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Samuel López De Victoria, Ph.D. Tags: General Source Type: blogs

What Every Woman Wishes Her Man Would Know!
The post What Every Woman Wishes Her Man Would Know! first appeared on World of Psychology. (Source: World of Psychology)
Source: World of Psychology - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Samuel López De Victoria, Ph.D. Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Telehealth Effective?
In today’s COVID world, many mental health patients are finding themselves “forced” into seeing their doctors online rather than in person. But how effective is telehealth? What are the benefits and disadvantages?  Today’s guest is psychiatrist Dr. Frank Chen, who thoroughly explains the whole new world of telemedicine and why it doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, many patients, including Gabe, have found it to be quite convenient! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Frank Chen- Telehealth’ Podcast Episode Dr. Frank Chen is a practicing psy...
Source: World of Psychology - November 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Interview Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Psychiatry The Psych Central Show Treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Birthdays, COVID, and Reframing (Oh My!)
It’s that time of year again! That’s right — Gabe’s Annual Birthday Blog. Each year, Gabe looks back on the important events and lessons he’s encountered during the previous 12 months. But what events can he talk about when COVID came and stole the show?  Join Gabe and Lisa as they discuss the Year of Coronavirus and the good and bad that came with it. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of th...
Source: World of Psychology - November 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Can Swearing Improve Mental Health?
Ouch! You stub your toe or burn your finger and a curse word comes flying out. It’s automatic — and it probably makes you feel a little better. But have you ever considered specifically using curse words as a way to improve your mental health? That’s the idea behind our guest’s new book “Move On MF’er.” In today’s show, we welcome psychologist and author Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt who explains how swearing can help us relieve the pain that overrides logic. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt- Can Swearing Improve Mental Health&rsquo...
Source: World of Psychology - November 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Anger General Interview LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Self-Help The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Families and Holiday Survival
Is your family bad for your mental health? If so, how do you handle the holidays? In today’s show Gabe and Lisa reminisce about their family holidays together — the good and the horrible — and discuss how they currently curb controversial topics at the table. Join us for a bad trip down memory lane which leads to a whole lot of bickering and laughter. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Me...
Source: World of Psychology - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Family General Holiday Coping Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Understanding Emotional Abuse
What are the signs of emotional abuse? Can you be a victim or a perpetrator and not even know it? In today’s podcast, we welcome psychotherapist Beverly Engel who explains how emotional abuse can sometimes slide under the radar and may even be mistaken as care. In truth, it’s all about control. Join us for a nuanced discussion on the many forms of emotional abuse and how to detect it. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Beverly Engel- Emotional Abuse’ Podcast Episode Beverly Engel is an internationally recognized psychotherapist and an acclaimed advocate for victims of sexual, ...
Source: World of Psychology - November 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Abuse General Interview Podcast Relationships The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Reviewing Netflix ’ s Ratched
Have you seen the Netflix series Ratched? In today’s Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether the show gives an accurate portrayal of 1940’s mental illness treatments. And to help us out, we welcome Rachel Star Withers, the podcast host of Inside Schizophrenia and a person who lives with schizophrenia, to discuss her views of the show. Are the lobotomies and hydrotherapy treatments portrayed in the show realistic? Did doctors really do lobotomies on children? Join us as we take a deeper look into this popular miniseries. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe to Our Show! And Please Remember to Rate & Rev...
Source: World of Psychology - November 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Movie Review Not Crazy Podcast Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Therapist or Patient: Who ’ s in Charge?
Let’s talk about psychotherapy. Why hasn’t it changed much in the last century? And if a patient isn’t getting well, is it the fault of the patient, the therapist or the therapy itself? In today’s podcast, Gabe and psychologist Barry L. Duncan discuss the idea of holding therapists more accountable when the patient isn’t getting better. Join us for a great discussion that sheds new light on how we should be treating mental health issues. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Barry L. Duncan- Therapist or Patient’ Podcast Episode Barry L. Duncan, Psy.D. . is CEO ...
Source: World of Psychology - October 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Interview Psychotherapy The Psych Central Show Treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Value of Personal Mental Illness Stories
Openly sharing our personal mental health stories can help others know they’re not alone, especially when it’s a rarely-discussed or taboo subject. In today’s Not Crazy podcast, our guest Rachel Steinman, a podcaster, writer and mental health advocate, discusses what it’s like to host a podcast where she shares her family’s mental health secrets. By talking openly about her family’s four suicides, mental illness, substance abuse, family affairs, and more, Rachel is changing the narrative and replacing it with love, compassion, and understanding. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe ...
Source: World of Psychology - October 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Family General Interview Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: How to Mentally Prepare for Anything
What’s the worst that could happen? And who will you still be regardless of the outcome? In today’s podcast, Gabe talks with author Shira Gura about her newest method CLEAR, a tool we can all use to prepare for an upcoming event or situation that is causing anxiety.  Worried about an upcoming exam, a date, or a party where you won’t know anyone? Join us to learn a great method to help CLEAR your head before you go. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Shira Gura- Mentally Prepare’ Podcast Episode Shira Gura is an emotional well-being coach. Her background as...
Source: World of Psychology - October 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Anxiety and Panic General Interview Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Caregiving for Schizophrenia
A third of all people will be a caregiver at some point in their lives. Caregiving for people with schizophrenia presents challenges that many people are ill-prepared for. Host Rachel Star breaks down the principles of caregiving and creative ways to navigate schizophrenia. Dr. Sarah Kopelovich joins to share schizophrenia caregiver specific training. About our Guest Sarah Kopelovich, PhD is a forensically-trained licensed clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Kopelovich is an Assistant Professor in the department and holds the...
Source: World of Psychology - October 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Brain and Behavior Caregivers Family Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Adult Caregiver Caregiver stress Family Caregivers life with schizophrenia Living With Schizophrenia Mental Illness Psychotherapy Sel Source Type: blogs

Caregiving for Schizophrenia
A third of all people will be a caregiver at some point in their lives. Caregiving for people with schizophrenia presents challenges that many people are ill-prepared for. Host Rachel Star breaks down the principles of caregiving and creative ways to navigate schizophrenia. Dr. Sarah Kopelovich joins to share schizophrenia caregiver specific training. About our Guest Sarah Kopelovich, PhD is a forensically-trained licensed clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Kopelovich is an Assistant Professor in the department and holds the...
Source: World of Psychology - October 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Brain and Behavior Caregivers Family Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Adult Caregiver Caregiver stress Family Caregivers life with schizophrenia Living With Schizophrenia Mental Illness Psychotherapy Sel Source Type: blogs

Dear Newly Diagnosed: What We Wish We Knew
In today’s show, Gabe discusses what he could have done differently as a newly diagnosed bipolar patient that may have made his life a little easier. He and Lisa also discuss some common pitfalls a new patient may run into. For example, what’s the problem when patients are told they need to be med-compliant at all costs? Should you be open at work about your illness? Join us to hear Gabe’s experiences and learn from his rookie mistakes (which actually ended up working out in the end anyway). (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Cr...
Source: World of Psychology - October 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Disorders General LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Relationships and Rose-Colored Glasses
Do your feelings about a romantic relationship or your partner change significantly when it’s over? In today’s show, Gabe talks with researcher Aidan Smyth who conducted a study probing people’s feelings about their relationships — both during the relationship and after it was over. What’s your experience? Do you recall your ex with fondness, indifference or negativity? And which of these emotions are best for moving on? Join us to hear the science behind feelings in romantic relationships. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Aidan Smyth- Relationships’ Podcast...
Source: World of Psychology - October 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Interview Podcast Psychology Relationships The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Understanding a Dysfunctional Childhood
Let’s discuss the nuances of dysfunctional parenting. In today’s Not Crazy podcast, Gabe recalls the relationship he had with his parents when he was young. As a teen, he thought his parents were being overly harsh, but now he sees they were trying to punish symptoms of his undiagnosed bipolar disorder — and were doing the best they could. Join us for a great discussion on how the parent-child dynamic can go wrong when undiagnosed mental illness is involved. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is ...
Source: World of Psychology - October 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Bipolar Children and Teens Disorders Family Not Crazy Podcast Parenting Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Large Family Beset by Schizophrenia
In today’s show, Gabe talks with Robert Kolker, author of the New York Times bestselling — and Oprah’s book club pick — book Hidden Valley Road. This non-fiction biography is the true story of a mid-century American family besieged by schizophrenia. Of their 12 children, 6 struggled with the severe mental disorder.  Join us for the incredible story of the family who became science’s greatest hope in the quest to understand schizophrenia. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Robert Kolker- Large Family Schizophrenia’ Podcast Episode Robert Kolker is th...
Source: World of Psychology - October 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Family General Interview Schizophrenia The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Happiness a Choice?
Are you sad? Just be happy! Does this irritate you? In today’s show, Gabe and Lisa ponder whether happiness really is a choice — especially for people who struggle with mental illness. How do we measure happiness? And what is happiness inflation? Join us for an in-depth conversation on whether or not people can actually choose happiness. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an A...
Source: World of Psychology - October 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Single Life Mentally Unhealthy?
Is anyone single on purpose? In today’s podcast, Gabe talks with Bella DePaulo, Ph.D, a prominent thinker and author on the single life, who shatters myths about being single. She shares how many people thrive as a single person and feel their most empowered living the single life. In fact, single people often hold prominent positions in their communities. If you assumed all single people were only single by default and are still looking for the “one,” tune in to hear a fresh new perspective. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking the graphic above! Or Visit This...
Source: World of Psychology - October 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Motivation and Inspiration Podcast Self-Help The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Is Single Life Mentally Unhealthy?
Is anyone single on purpose? In today’s podcast, Gabe talks with Bella DePaulo, Ph.D, a prominent thinker and author on the single life, who shatters myths about being single. She shares how many people thrive as a single person and feel their most empowered living the single life. In fact, single people often hold prominent positions in their communities. If you assumed all single people were only single by default and are still looking for the “one,” tune in to hear a fresh new perspective. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking the graphic above! Or Visit This...
Source: World of Psychology - October 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Motivation and Inspiration Podcast Self-Help The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Can Mental Patients Also Be Experts?
Who do you think understands more about bipolar disorder: a psychiatrist or a patient with the illness? In this Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether a patient can be considered a mental health expert without all the credentials after their name. Today we invite writer and bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy — who also has bipolar disorder — to the show to give her opinion. Would you seek advice from a patient? Join us for an in-depth discussion on mental health patients as experts. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe to Our Show! And Please Remember to Rate & Review Us!   Guest Information for &lsqu...
Source: World of Psychology - September 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Interview Not Crazy Podcast Policy and Advocacy Source Type: blogs

Can Mental Patients Also Be Experts?
Who do you think understands more about bipolar disorder: a psychiatrist or a patient with the illness? In this Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether a patient can be considered a mental health expert without all the credentials after their name. Today we invite writer and bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy — who also has bipolar disorder — to the show to give her opinion. Would you seek advice from a patient? Join us for an in-depth discussion on mental health patients as experts. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe to Our Show! And Please Remember to Rate & Review Us!   Guest Information for &lsqu...
Source: World of Psychology - September 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Interview Not Crazy Podcast Policy and Advocacy Source Type: blogs

Politics, Elections, and the Post-Truth Era
Let’s talk politics and lies. Why are they so rampant today? In today’s Psych Central Podcast, our host speaks with author and communications expert Tim Ward who explains why the truth matters so much — especially regarding our elected officials. They discuss our cognitive biases, like the “halo” and “anchoring” effects, that can cause us to turn a blind eye and believe the lies we hear. Learn about the different types of lies politicians tell and learn how can we avoid being the victims of fake news.  Click on the player above to listen now!   We want to hear from you! P...
Source: World of Psychology - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: Ethics & Morality Minding the Media The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

What is (and Do You Have) Imposter Syndrome?
 Do you have a constant feeling of self doubt or fraudulence despite evidence to the contrary? You may have a very common condition: Imposter syndrome. In today’s Not Crazy podcast, we discuss what this syndrome is and why so many people feel like they are swindling others with their personal success. What is the difference between imposter syndrome and negative self-talk? And how can we start thinking more positively about ourselves? Join us for a great discussion. Click on the player below to listen now! Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe...
Source: World of Psychology - September 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Peer Support Perfectionism Self-Esteem Source Type: blogs

Dealing With Anxiety in the Time of COVID-19
Now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, more people than ever are experiencing anxiety, especially those who struggled with mental health issues before COVID-19. And to make things even worse, many of our coping mechanisms, like going to the gym or hanging out with friends, have been taken away. In today’s show, our host, Gabe Howard, talks with Dr. Jasleen Chhatwal, who helps explain why so many people are having anxiety symptoms and what we can do about it. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking the graphic below! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest informati...
Source: World of Psychology - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: Anxiety and Panic Disorders Mental Health and Wellness The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Love, Dating, and Marriage with Schizophrenia
Can people with schizophrenia fall in love? Can they date or even get married? In today’s episode, host Rachel Star Withers (a woman who lives with schizophrenia) and co-host Gabe Howard review their own past romantic experiences. They also interview Andrew and Stephanie Downing, authors of Marriage and Schizophrenia: Eyes on the Prize. Listen to learn about their incredible journey of overcoming schizophrenia and building a healthy, rewarding, and happy marriage. Computer Generated Transcript of “Love, Dating, Marriage with Schizophrenia” Episode Editor’s Note: Please be mindful that this trans...
Source: World of Psychology - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: Inside Schizophrenia Marriage and Divorce Motivation and Inspiration Podcast Relationships Sexuality Source Type: blogs

Imposter Syndrome: Why You Have It & How to Stop It
“I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘Uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody and they’re going to find me out.” – Maya Angelou Any minute now they would find out. I scanned the large conference room. The twenty-six project team members around the table discussed data analysis. Their voices were muffled by the thick fog of my anxiety. My own throat tried to choke me, and my chest refused to expand. Sweat trickled down my side. Breathe, just breathe. It’s going to be okay. My eyes met my boss’s and he smiled at me across the roo...
Source: World of Psychology - August 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Publishers Tiny Buddha Fraud imposter syndrome self-worth Source Type: blogs

Impact of the Immune System on the Brain and Mental Health
Most are aware that neurons send neurotransmitter signals to each other in circuits within the brain. My new book, The Secret Language of Cells, shows that similar conversations occur among all the cells in the body and these wide ranging conversations determine all physiological functions. While there are numerous examples of this cellular communication in the book — such as capillary cells sending directional signals for white blood cells to find an infection and capillaries instructing stem cells how to produce particular cells for the brain, this article will focus on a few ways that cellular conversations among ...
Source: World of Psychology - August 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jon Lieff, MD Tags: Books Brain and Behavior Cognitive Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

How to Grieve the Death of Someone You Don ’ t Know
Grief is healthy. The death of a loved one is an inevitable, certain, unavoidable, and inexorable part of life. Surviving family and friends experience an emotional cascade of grief, regardless of how their loved one passed. Bereavement has no formula, no time limit, or right or wrong. Grieving is an important part of the process of healing. Each of us grieves in our own time and way. Neither wisdom nor understanding makes it easier, because those are rational thoughts. Grief is not rational or linear. In grief, the rationale is useless. Emotions are dictated by the limbic system in your brain, which is the seat of your e...
Source: World of Psychology - August 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Grief and Loss Publishers YourTango grieving Mourning Source Type: blogs

Working Hard or Hardly Working? Working from Home and Boundaries in 2020
Unprecedented does not begin to describe the times we are currently living in. Working from home has become the norm for many Americans across the U.S. Though there are many benefits, including staying safe from COVID-19, working from home also presents its challenges and may be more complex than we once thought. You may find yourself either working nonstop or not being as productive as you were in the office. Skipping lunch or having a hard time finding the motivation to work and not lounge around. It’s okay to feel this way. No one could have predicted this abrupt shift in our lives. But, there is a way to work fro...
Source: World of Psychology - August 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ingrid Gonzalez, LMHC Tags: Industrial and Workplace Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Is It Possible to Be Too Empathetic? (And How to Cope if You Are)
Ever since I can remember, other people’s pain — both physical and emotional — seemed to infiltrate straight into my own body and mind. As a kid, whenever someone fell on the playground, my stomach lurched up and down like an erratic elevator. Even if someone just talked about getting hurt, my belly reeled in empathy. To this day, my body still reacts the same way whenever I see or hear someone in distress (watching the news can oftentimes bring on a feeling of physical pain and panic).  The emotional absorption, though, hasn’t always been so clear-cut, as feelings like depression, fear, and an...
Source: World of Psychology - August 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tracy Shawn, MA Tags: Personal Relationships Codependence Codependency Source Type: blogs

Art Therapy of the Past: Finding Comfort & Consolation in Art
Art therapists today help their patients cope with anxiety, addiction, illness, or pain. Therapists might encourage clients to explore their emotions by drawing, for example, or to reflect on a difficult experience through painting. Art is used to help people express themselves and explore their emotions. In past centuries, however, art therapy took a substantially different form. Maybe it’s time to bring this practice of the past into the present—as a way to move into the future. The Isenheim Altarpiece is a 16th century sculpted and painted work housed in an old convent-turned-museum in the medieval city of ...
Source: World of Psychology - August 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Publishers Spirituality & Health art Art Therapy Isenheim Altarpiece Source Type: blogs

The Parent ’s Balancing Act: Using the Word ‘ No ’
Among many other things, parenthood inherently carries a significant responsibility for guiding the child’s unruly behavior into positive outlets. This is important not only for the child to become a functional and productive adult in society, but also to engage the child’s potential to find success and fulfillment. It is no small order for parents to find a way to allow their child to develop freely and independently, while also helping them adhere to societal expectations and develop a sense of morals and ethics that will ensure fewer barriers of resistance in life. One way parents must accomplish this is to ...
Source: World of Psychology - August 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bonnie McClure Tags: Children and Teens Parenting Boundaries Child Development Positive Psychology Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: August 29, 2020
Before we get on with this week’s Psychology Around the Net, I need to let you know that this will be the last one. Healthline has purchased Psych Central and content production stops August 31, 2020. Dr. John Grohol, Psych Central’s founder and our fearless leader, recently shared his reflections and gratitude. Additionally, many of our talented and knowledgeable contributers have shared goodbye posts, and invitations to follow their new blogs. Now, let’s see what’s new in the world of mental health this week! The Psychology Behind Why Some College Students Break COVID-19 Rules: According to deve...
Source: World of Psychology - August 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Psychology Around the Net Burnout College Students coronavirus COVID-19 Fatigue Happiness Life Satisfaction Mood pandemic Source Type: blogs

How Imposter Syndrome Sinks Its Claws into Multiracial People
At MHAScreening.org, we know that among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) that take a mental health screen, people who identified themselves as multiracial were the most likely to screen positive or at-risk for alcohol/substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and psychosis. There’s research that shows that multiracial people have more behavioral health problems than their monoracial counterparts. They face unique stressors, and often find that it is difficult to connect with others – even with other multiracial people. More often than not, the parents of multiracial people wi...
Source: World of Psychology - August 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Mental Health America Publishers Racism imposter syndrome multiracial Source Type: blogs

3 Tips to Regain Work-Life Balance After Working from Home for 6 Months
With many of us working from home due to the pandemic, we’ve had to adjust our work routines to fit the new normal and carry on in our professional responsibilities. Working from home has come with its own set of benefits and drawbacks; maybe you’re seeing a noticeable increase in workload, or finding it difficult to adjust your working practices to manage what you need to get done. Whatever your situation, if you find the “new working normal” is starting to negatively affect your emotions outside of working hours, you’re not alone.  The good news is that there are measures to put in pla...
Source: World of Psychology - August 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Seth Chisholm, MSW, RSW Tags: Industrial and Workplace Self-Help coronavirus COVID-19 work from home Source Type: blogs

Is Your Brain Tired? You May Be Mentally Fatigued
It seems like everyone I talk to lately is tired, and not because they’re suddenly more active or more productive than usual. In fact, most of them can’t tell you exactly why they’re so tired, they just are. This isn’t to say people aren’t busy, they are — just in new and taxing ways. But these new kinds of busyness and the “new normal” brought on by the coronavirus is causing many of us to feel mentally fatigued. Mental fatigue is something that occurs when your brain goes into overdrive. You can’t stop thinking, worrying, anticipating, planning, etc., and this consta...
Source: World of Psychology - August 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kurt Smith, Psy.D., LMFT, LPCC, AFC Tags: Anxiety and Panic Self-Help Sleep brain fog Coping Skills coronavirus Mental Exhaustion Mental Fatigue Prolonged Stress Rumination Worry Source Type: blogs

Learning from Your Regrets
Is there anybody in this world who has not regretted a decision they’ve made or a path they’ve taken? I doubt it. Yet, how people respond to their regrets varies considerably.  Some people easily shrug off their regrets; no problem!  Others review their regrets, seek to make amends, resolve to do better next time.  Still others are riddled with regret, ruminating over and over again about what they should have done differently. What do you do most often? As you may have guessed, the best way to deal with regrets is to acknowledge what you did wrong or didn’t do well, then learn from...
Source: World of Psychology - August 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Linda Sapadin, Ph.D Tags: Self-Help regret Source Type: blogs

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child
A friend of mine was telling me about how she discovered she may be a Highly Sensitive Person. Through our discussion of what this means, she pointed out that my oldest child may be highly sensitive, which changes the ever evolving lens through which I parent him.  Parents are inundated with messages about the best way to raise their children. What I have found to be true in real life is that what works one day may not the next day. Children are growing through many different stages at a staggering pace and so the best advice I can give parents is just to get to know their child, maintain an open and affectionate bon...
Source: World of Psychology - August 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bonnie McClure Tags: Children and Teens Parenting Emotional Regulation Highly sensitive kids Highly Sensitive Person Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Does Law Enforcement Need Mental Health Care?
Today’s show takes a good hard look at police culture as a whole. What type of personality is drawn to a career in law enforcement? What are officers taught in the academy? Why do they receive so little mental health care when they face so much trauma on the job? These are just a few of the areas that our guest, mental health advocate Gabriel Nathan, lays bare. Join us as we discuss the basic foundations of law enforcement and how Gabriel believes the profession needs to evolve to keep up with the times. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking the graphic above! SUBSCRIBE &a...
Source: World of Psychology - August 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Interview Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Policy and Advocacy The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

The Fallacy of Positive and Negative Emotions  
For too long, Western psychology has explored psychopathology without much inclusion of the positive aspects of being human, which may leave us with a bleak or stern view of psychology. Fortunately, being interested in wellness, personal growth, and positive psychology is a growing trend. In an attempt to explain things simply, there is often a distinction made between positive and negative emotions. Positive emotions are considered to be pleasant feelings such as joy, pleasure, love, gratitude, or contentment. Negative emotions may include anxiety, anger, sadness, loneliness, fear, or other uncomfortable or undesirable fe...
Source: World of Psychology - August 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John Amodeo, PhD Tags: General Happiness Mindfulness Psychology Self-Help Positive Psychology Source Type: blogs

How Can You Be Right and Wrong at the Same Time?
This has been a very divisive year for the United States. From how to handle the pandemic and political agendas to racial injustice and redefining our institutional principles, almost every topic that comes across your social media newsfeed or passes in conversation has two sides and you better know which one you are on. More than the important and controversial issues our society faces, what I have been most disturbed by is the criticism and judgment passed from either side of any discussion. It seems an “Us versus Them” mentality has surfaced in the universal mind and we get quite busy looking for evidence t...
Source: World of Psychology - August 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bonnie McClure Tags: Anger Books Communication coronavirus divisiveness Politics Source Type: blogs