We psychiatrists are amazed to learn that people think we're telepathic, or that we're psychologists, or that we can go out for coffee, or gossip about you. To set the record straight here are ten tips.
Everyone knows that lack of sleep can affect your brain in a negative way. A good night's sleep is essential to improving memory, learning, and mental health. However, recent studies have discovered that insomnia has been linked to white matter abnormalities.
If you're suffering from anxiety, the most unhelpful piece of advice anyone could ever give you (especially if you have OCD too) is "just don't think about it" or "think about something else." Wouldn't it be amazing if it were that easy?
The next time you notice a bad body image thought sprouting up, see if you can pull that mental weed and plant a new seed. One of kindness, compassion, acceptance, and dare I say, love.
Part social media platform, part cognitive behavioral therapy tool, Koko is an app that allows people to post their deepest anxieties and fears to a network of anonymous peers. These peers then respond to the posts in an exercise known as cognitive reframing.
New research suggests a surprising long-term treatment for seasonal affective disorder.