Clinical Psychology & Mental Health

Teens With Anxiety Disorders Tell Their Life Stories Differently

Our mental health is often tied up in how we see the relationship between the past, present and future. For that reason, how we tell our life stories can say something about ...
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Absolutist Language Can Predict Anxiety, Depression and Suicidal Ideation

The internet has given psychologists new opportunities to study subtle differences in the way people use language, and whether those differences can predict which people are most at risk for mental health ...
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Can a Game Fight Mental Health Stigma?

For the progress we’ve made in mental health awareness, there’s still plenty of stigma lingering around. Stigma can be overt, such as in believing that people with mental health conditions are dangerous ...
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Quitting Smoking Can Set Off a Chain Reaction of Positive Mental Health Changes

There are obvious physical health benefits that come with giving up tobacco, but it turns out there are some mental health benefits too. Researchers have consistently found a link between quitting smoking ...
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Physical Punishment, Childhood Maltreatment Linked to Antisocial Behaviors in Adulthood

Problematic behaviors in adulthood often have roots in childhood, and a new study of over 36,000 adults in the United States adds more evidence for that idea. In the study, researchers from ...
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Why Do Religious People Report Higher Rates of Porn Addiction?

Pornography addiction is a hot debate (no pun intended!) because it gets at two themes that tend to stir up a lot of moralistic opinions: sex and the growing role of technology ...
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What Makes a “Healthy” Personality?

Do you ever meet someone who just seems remarkably free of stress and comfortable with themselves? You might come away wondering whether there’s a certain set of personality traits that predisposes some ...
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Should Therapists Disclose Their Own Mental Health Struggles?

As a mental health blogger, I don’t have to think twice over pouring my heart out about my own mental health challenges. But therapists are in a more delicate position. On one ...
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“Popular” Teens May Be Lonelier

Along with the changes of adolescence comes an increased desire to be "popular." But teenagers who aspire to high levels of social prestige might want to be careful what they wish for ...
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Social Ostracism Linked to Internet Addiction

To understand people’s online behavior, it’s worth looking at what’s happening in their offline lives. That’s one takeaway from a new study published in the journal Psychiatry Research showing a relationship between ...
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