Clinical Psychology & Mental Health

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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Online Interventions Can Smooth Divorce

Marriages can go south for a variety of reasons, but whatever the cause, the effect can include damage to one’s mental health. Regular readers of the AllPsych blog might recall a study ...
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Some Types of Sedentary Behavior Might Be Worse Than Others for Mental Health

Here’s a question that’s still up for debate among psychology researchers: just how bad is sitting around, really? On one hand, there’s a definite connection between sedentary behavior and mental health risks ...
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Who Drives Fancy Cars?

When I see someone driving a fancy car, I generally assume two things about them: They have a lot of money They want you to know they have a lot money Maybe ...
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What Friendships Can Do for Mental Health in Old Age

It seems self-evident that having rewarding social connections should be able to help with healthy aging, but framing that intuition in a scientific way turns out to be surprisingly complicated. There are ...
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