Why Doctors Care About Happiness

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Working in a general medical practice sometimes feels like being at the greeting station of a Ferris wheel: Every few minutes another person gets off and brings a new set …

The Good News About Regrets

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It’s not the first book you’d think of recommending to someone facing a big choice – whether to marry, get divorced, have children, switch careers, that kind of thing. But …

Why Some People Struggle to Control Their Thoughts

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Distressing conditions including PTSD, depression and anxiety have something in common: a difficulty in suppressing unwanted thoughts. Negative self-judgments and re-experienced traumas directly impact mental health and make recovery harder …

How to Help Teenagers Manage Risk

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Teenagers. We’ve all been one at one time or another, and we probably remember how fraught those years were. Growing up is risky, there’s no way around it. But why …

An Anatomy of Daydreaming

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In 2014, one in 16 Americans visited the ER for home injuries that resulted from, among other things, fumbling knives (the cause of at least 249,000 injuries), ladders (at least …

The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking

Newport-Beach-Psychologist Dimitra-Takos

Here’s a New Year’s challenge for the mind: Make this the year that you quiet all those negative thoughts swirling around your brain. All humans have a tendency to be …