Clinical Psychology & Mental Health

Crochet, Crafts and Mental Health

If you’re looking for a new hobby to take up, consider crochet. Why? The results of a recently published study from researchers in Australia give some possible reasons. In that study, the ...
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Internet Haters Might Be Psychopaths

Spend much time on the internet, and you’ll see that online comment sections can easily degenerate into a swirling, toxic stew of humanity’s worst impulses. Which makes them a perfect subject of ...
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4 Factors That Link Stress to a Decline in Work Ability

Some amount of stress is often a part of work, but too much stress can start to interfere with people’s ability to get their work done. An important question is under what ...
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Five Hours of Sleep a Night Biases People Toward Negative Interpretations

We all know that nothing good comes from cutting sleep out of your life. First, there are the cognitive effects. Sleep deprivation influences people’s performance in ways similar to alcohol consumption, which ...
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Perfectionism Can Interfere With Seeking Psychological Help

As I’ve written about before, a desire to be perfect can bring many imperfect consequences, from insomnia to binge eating. Now, a new study suggests that perfectionistic tendencies may exacerbate mental health ...
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The Dangers of Tying Your Self-Worth to Money

We’ve all heard that money can’t buy happiness, but that doesn’t mean that people’s ideas of "self-worth" and "net worth" don’t start to overlap sometimes. A newly published study gives a warning ...
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Happiness Is Possible With a History of Anxiety

Mental health conditions like anxiety can interfere in almost any aspect of people’s lives, with real consequences. And yet, in the long-run, that doesn’t mean happiness is unobtainable. I’m not saying that ...
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Resources and Studies on the Psychological Impact of Coronavirus

It seems like one can’t check the headlines these days without some disconcerting bit of news about novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19, popping up. At least, that’s true in my hometown of San ...
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What Label Do People on the Autism Spectrum Prefer?

A label might be "just a label," but when that label is applied to a person it can have significance. That’s why people with neurological or mental health conditions often have preferences ...
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A Text-Message Treatment for Social Anxiety

Online interventions are a promising new way of providing mental health support, as I’ve written about before. And the logical conclusion of that idea is that if we can treat mental health ...
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