Psychology & Psychiatry

Life-hack: Rituals spell anxiety relief

With graduation ceremonies, weddings, funeral, annual parades, and many other gatherings called off in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is apparent that our lives are going to be without familiar rituals—just when ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

4 good practices for anyone caring for quarantined kids

About 55 million U.S. schoolchildren attend schools that have been closed or are being directly affected by the new coronavirus social distancing rules. Erika London Bocknek, a family therapist who studies early childhood ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why people need rituals, especially in times of uncertainty

Responding to the coronavirus pandemic, most American universities have suspended all campus activities. Like millions of people all around the world, the lives of students all over the U.S. has changed overnight.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder

An innovative psychotherapeutic treatment protocol is presented in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. Exposure and ritual prevention (ERP) treats obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but only some patients ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Group rituals can make us biased against outsiders

From our greetings to our celebrations to how we take our coffee, everyday life is full of shared rituals. The effort and commitment involved in these rituals can help us bond with others - but new research suggests that ...

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