Mirror exposure therapy might actually exacerbate some symptoms for people with eating disorders.
Crisp sounds can trigger ASMR.
It's been ten years since the term was coined. Here's what researchers know so far.
With the coronavirus risk, many therapy sessions have moved online to video calls.
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With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.
What once looked like obsessive-compulsive disorder has become normal when faced with a deadly pandemic.
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Behaviors that would have been seen as pathological a few months ago are now applauded as adaptive and resourceful. Where do doctors draw the line?
Today’s high-stress environment is an opportunity to reset how our brains deal with stressful situations.
With the county facing a crisis in emotional health, we may need two vaccines: one for COVID-19 and another for toxic stress. Here's a technique for dealing with all that stress.
Instability and stress can exacerbate insecurities and increase conflict for couples.
A couple and family therapist offers five tips for getting along while enduring physical distancing measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Some mindfulness programs are trying to bring mindfulness to under-served communities and youth in crisis.
As the practice of mindfulness grows, more thought needs to be given to how it can be used in under-served communities
A drug addict smoking crystal meth on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.
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There's widespread attention on the dangers of opioid addiction, but use of damaging crystal meth continues in the U.S., with police seizures rising.
Remote workers, particularly in the fields of mining and construction, are at greater risk of mental health problems. And accessing quality mental health care can be difficult for them.
Participants of both virtual reality-based and Skype-based therapy sessions voted greatly in favour of using VR, reporting high levels of engagement and realism.
New research confirms the benefits, but few hospitals in the UK provide these services at present.
‘Ecotherapy’ might be one promising form of mental health treatment.
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Proponents of ecotherapy say getting back to nature can improve our mental health, wellbeing, and self-esteem.
Your twitching eye is more likely to be due to staring at a screen for too long rather than some serious illness.
If Googling your health symptoms is taking over you're day-to-day life and is distressing you, here are some ways to get help.
Music for pleasure, self-expression and emotional regulation.
People who have trouble with their speech, say after a stroke, can find it challenging. But a speech pathologist can help.
When people lose their speech, they can stop working and friends can drift away. Here's what we can do to help them get the rehabilitation they need.
It’s important to find a psychologist you connect with and who seems to understand you.
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Psychologists use a number of different methods, including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and behavioural activation. Here's how they work and who they might suit best.
Women are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety as men.
Around 20% of young Australian women had a diagnosis of depression or anxiety in 2017 compared with 12.8% in 2009. But the proportion of people reporting significant symptoms has remained stable.
Visually expressing painful memories and feelings can help let things go.
Creative arts therapies allow people with dementia to express joy and sadness through painting, dance, music and drama.
Men are more likely to dream about being in an open relationship than women.
Canadians are almost three times more likely to desire an open relationship than to be in one, according to new research.
An ad by a beer company was sweet but didn’t challenge any social norms.
After the #me-too inspired Gillette ad, a male therapist says this year's Super Bowl ads were disappointingly mild. But let's not let that stop us from challenging each other.
Museum objects can evoke powerful emotions.
More than just home to artworks or historical artefacts, museums and galleries can help people reflect on their own health issues.