Category: Mood

Resources for Mental Health Information

If you are seeking help for emotional problems, potential sources of referrals for therapy and counseling include teaching hospitals, university departments of...

Teens and Mental Health

If you have a teenager in your life, or simply recall your own adolescence, you know it’s an emotionally treacherous time under the best of circumstances. But for...

Is ADHD Medication Overused?

The start of a new school year, and with it the return to a regimented daily structure, can highlight problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD....

How Power Corrupts Us

First, what exactly do we mean by power? Most people think of power as money, or military might, or political power. Machiavelli, in his famous treatise on power, The...

Antidotes to Worry

For most of us, worry is at least an occasional visitor. Like anxiety, it is manageable in smaller amounts, but in larger doses can become crippling. In particular,...

3 Holiday Gifts Nobody Will Want to Return

It can be a struggle to find the perfect gift for friends and family year after year. Many of us already have too much stuff. And while it may be exciting to open gifts...

Happiness Comes With Fruits and Veggies

Every so often (actually quite often), we come across studies that don’t deliver lifesaving news but nevertheless provide insights that may motivate people to change...

Handling Mood Changes in Menopause

Your husband asked you to pass the salt—and you snapped at him. Just a few minutes ago you felt fine. If this scenario sounds familiar, menopause may be the culprit....

Adolescents and Anxiety

Can rejection on social media and mobile technologies increase anxiety in young people who are vulnerable to it? Social media and all of its complexities and...

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Here’s a sampling of research findings from over the years. Studies have found that laughter has mildly beneficial effects on the arteries, blood pressure, and...