Category: Psychology & Self-Improvement

Psychology & Self-Improvement

How I Used Facebook to Overcome My Anxiety

More than the actual anxiety was the anxiety about the anxiety. I felt tremendous shame for having negative feelings at all. It was 3pm on a Tuesday, and I was sitting at my desk with my head on my keyboard; I was too revved up to sit still, much less concentrate on work. I was […]

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When Teen Depression Eases With Treatment, So Does Parent’s

New research shows that when a teen’s depression improves through treatment, so did depression experienced by the parent. “More young people today are reporting persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness and suicidal thoughts,” said Kelsey R. Howard, M.S., of Northwestern University, who presented the findings at the 2018 annual convention of the American Psychological Association. […]

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When You Can’t Afford ADHD Coaching

ADHD coaching can be incredibly transformative. It can help you better understand yourself, identify and harness your strengths, achieve your goals and build a meaningful, satisfying life. But depending on your budget, it also can be pricey. It’s absolutely worth the investment, but you might not have the funds available right now. So what can […]

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A Surprising Remedy For All Personality Disorders

One in ten people are affected by personality disorders. Time can slowly remedy personality disorders, even without treatment, research shows. Psychologists and psychiatrists had long thought that people with personality disorders cannot change. Personality was thought to be like eye colour or height — very difficult to change. But, personality disorders can improve, the study […]

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Psychology Around the Net: August 11, 2018

Gear up and get ready for the latest in mental health news, Psych Central readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers a disturbing new trend involving selfies and plastic surgery, why some mental health professionals believe shopping addiction should be recognized as a mental illness, how mindfulness might not be the best practice for […]

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How I Lived the Best Life I Could In The Face of a Challenging Diagnosis

This is a story of perseverance, overcoming obstacles and following dreams. Not really. Well to some degree the following dreams part is right. But essentially, this is just a story of my life. When I graduated high school, I decided to take a gap year. This turned into 9 gap years, which I spent working […]

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How Can We Handle Bullying in the Workplace?

Bullying is often considered something we think about when recalling moments from our childhood. We automatically turn to the experiences of youth in middle school or high school. But as adults we also experience bullying, and despite a change in environment and age, the look and feel of the bullies are the same. They are […]

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How Mother Nature Helped Me Solve These Life Problems

Mother nature is someone whom you can’t define in shape or size, from small invisible organisms to a giant blue whale, all constribute to her grandiosity. I always wanted to improve the lives of wild animals. But, who knew that over the time; beautiful animals and mother nature would teach me some of the most […]

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Song Occupations

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Meet the Artist Who’s Drawing Every Character From Every Coen Brothers Movie Ever Made

Kids and adults alike are drawn to coloring books for the fun, creative outlet they provide. Although adult coloring books are currently a trendy, bestselling genre, coloring books have a vibrant history—they’ve been around since the 1880s! So grab your colored pencils (or crayons, if they’re more your style) and check out these 10 facts about […]

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The Major Personality Trait Linked To Depression Risk

The conclusion comes from 21,000 Swedish twins who completed personality tests. Negative emotionality is the strongest risk factor for depression among personality traits, research finds. Negative emotionality is essentially being highly neurotic and involves finding it hard to deal with stress and experiencing a lot of negative emotions and mood swings. People who are neurotic […]

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The Little Things That Make People Happier

People training their curiosity tried an activity or interest that was new to them. Practising being a little more curious, thankful, optimistic, enthusiastic and humorous makes people happier, research finds. People who worked on strengthening positive attributes like these felt more satisfied with their lives, psychologists have discovered. Training simply involved practicing the strength. For […]

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4 to 13 Letter G Places

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