A Booster Shot for Your Relationship

"We're just going through the motions," explained Sarah. She was referring to her relationship of nine years. She and her partner loved each other but the daily grind was taking a toll. Young kids,...

Don’t Let the Pebbles Pummel You

Determining whether a person is clinically depressed is not an arbitrary decision. Psychiatrists follow strict guidelines specified by the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and look for at least five of...

5 Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

"If they only knew ... I am a total fraud and everyone is about to find out." If you have ever felt this way, you are familiar with imposter syndrome — that gnawing feeling of...

6 Strategies to Stop Election Stress Disorder From Winning

If politics is bringing you down, you are not alone. A nationwide survey fielded by The Harris Poll on behalf of the APA found that: 70% of adults reported they do not think people...

The Benefits of Meditating on Mortality

My mother-in-law loved music, art, and food. Her hearing was selective at the dinner table. If a guest dared to decline a dish, she ignored them. She would place the food in front of...

The One Question Therapists Don’t Often Ask But Should

It takes a great deal of courage to make an appointment with a psychiatrist. Oftentimes there is a lag between obtaining a therapist's number and making the call to set up an appointment. I...