Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders in the United States. They affect nearly 30 percent of adults at some point in their lives.1 National polls also show that anxiety is on the rise.2 Such trends indicate there needs to be a greater emphasis on promoting healthy practices for anxiety management. The benefits of exercise...

Do you feel stuck where you are in life?  In your job, in a relationship, or maybe you are stuck in a negative feeling, like anger or resentment?  Do you want to be able to get over it and move forward? Join us for today’s conversation with Shira Gura, creator of the unSTUCK method.  Shira...

Most everyone recognizes those times when other people trigger unwanted, negative emotions and reactions. There are oodles of how-to articles, too, where one can find advice on how to both recognize and handle those button-pushing situations. What is more difficult to decipher, though, are the times when we push our own emotional buttons.   Let’s first...

Avoiding the habit can reduce depression, anxiety and maladaptive beliefs about appearance. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42...

Mental health issues can be very difficult to manage, but preparation is helpful and could be lifesaving. Just as other emergencies can be handled better with plans and necessary supplies in place (winter storms, power outages, and emergency childcare or health problems), you have control in quiet times to think of what you might need...

Why people spend less time asleep than they used to and have more trouble getting to sleep. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and...

Can you salvage your relationship? Among the thoughts that occur upon learning your partner is involved in an affair is the question of whether they really love you or not. If they really did love you, how could this happen? Why do people cheat? Is surviving infidelity even possible? People could cheat for one or more...

This week’s Psychology Around the Net discusses post-holiday exhaustion (and why you should relax awhile!), 5 powerful behaviors to improve your mental health this year, that moment when regular anxiety turns into crippling anxiety, Alex Trebek’s battle with cancer and depression, the link between inflammation and bipolar medication, and more.       When You’re...