The psychology behind goodwill

EMPATHY — the capacity to feel the emotions of others as one’s own — is the glue that binds people. It’s the psychological software that allows us to worry about a friend’s economic troubles across the country or cry at a movie. It’s also one major reason humans extend themselves to those less fortunate. Empathy-driven……

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It’s mind over marriage

Marriages are difficult — almost all of them. This should come as a relief to any husband or wife out there who thinks that the lack of emo tional intimacy and physical passion that has set in after five or 10 years together means that something is wrong with his or her marriage, in particular…….

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What causes excessive yawning?

Excessive, or frequent, yawning can arise from fatigue, anxiety, or an underlying health condition. In this article, we look at the causes and treatments for excessive yawning. We also discuss when to see a doctor.

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KEEPING THE FAITH AFTER INFIDELITY

INFIDELITY is often treated as the atom bomb of marriage problems. When an affair is discovered, many people assume the only solution is divorce. But it doesn’t need to mean the end of a marriage. Instead, it can turn out to be the beginning of a closer union. Anger, jealousy, sadness — this is par……

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What are the signs of bipolar in teens?

Bipolar disorder usually develops in a person’s late teens or early adult years. It may be more difficult to diagnose bipolar in teens because of normal mood changes during puberty. In this article, we look at the signs, causes, and treatment of bipolar in teens.

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SIX SIGNS YOU’VE FOUND TRUE LOVE

THEY say all you need is love — and having practiced psychiatry for 16 years, I can say it’s at the center of the biggest question people struggle with: Have I found love? In my life, have I been really, truly loved? So many of us are told in childhood that we are loved —……

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Look inward to unlock secrets

In an age dominated by quick fixes, e-mail and Twitter, it’s easy to keep wearing masks that make us strangers not only to one another, but also to ourselves. What’s the antidote to this kind of estrangement? Introspection. These questions are the beginning of a journey that can reintroduce you to yourself. Here they are:……

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Adult ADHD: What you need to know

Adults with ADHD can find it difficult to focus, to listen attentively to others, and to remain organized. Since childhood, the person may have developed coping mechanisms to enable them to function in work and relationships, but this can be stressful and tiring. Medications and lifestyle changes can help people cope. Originally posted 2018-08-03 23:03:52….

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SOBERING TRUTHS ABOUT ALCOHOL’S SUBTLE GRIP

OVER the course of my work, I end up treating many patients for alcohol abuse. But in the beginning, very few of them actually come to me worried about whether they might be alcoholics. Most of them come for help with depression, marital discord, stress at work or anxiety. Many of these men and women……

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