Psychology & Psychiatry

How to live your life to the fullest

Although most people strive to live their lives in a meaningful and purposeful way, they may still question whether they are truly living their lives to the fullest. Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Karen Lawson gives her ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

So cute you could crush it?

Have you ever looked at a puppy and had the urge to squeeze or even bite it? Or felt compelled to pinch a baby's cheeks, albeit without a desire to harm it? If you answered yes to either question, you've experienced a phenomenon ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The surprising secret to successful psychotherapy

As a clinical psychologist and educator, I am often asked to recommend a psychotherapist for people in need. These requests come with a sense of urgency to find the best possible therapist. Many people are at a loss over ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Tips for students to avoid burnout

Between school, homework and extracurricular activities, it can be hard for students to balance all of their responsibilities, which can lead to a feeling of being burned out. Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Karen Lawson ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Risks to victimised youth in alternative cultures exposed

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures, such as goths, emos or metal fans, are at a greater risk of self-harm and suicide than those who do not, according to a research review.

Psychology & Psychiatry

When it comes to our brains, there's no such thing as normal

There's nothing wrong with being a little weird. Because we think of psychological disorders on a continuum, we may worry when our own ways of thinking and behaving don't match up with our idealized notion of health. But ...


One in four ER staff abused by patients

The first-ever review of the experience of hospital A&E staff reveals that they have resigned themselves to patient violence and aggression.

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