Category: Psychology

Anxiety, Depression, Family Issues, Psychology, Stress

holiday bluesAvoid the Holiday Blues This Season

The six weeks encompassing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s—collectively called “the holidays”—are for most, a magically unique time of year. But for many, the holidays bring hurt. Caused by factors including the weather, separation, death, stress, unrealistic expectations, hyper-sentimentality, guilt, or overspending, holiday depression—also called the “holiday blues”—can zap the merriment out of even the […]

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Anxiety, Depression, Fatherhood, Psychology, Relationships, Stress

depressed new dadPostpartum Depression Affects Men, Too

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m a new dad, and a month or so after our son was born, my wife started acting strangely. Thanks to an article you wrote a while back, I recognized the signs of postpartum depression—she was sleeping more than usual, putting on weight, crying a lot, losing interest in things she loved […]

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Family Issues, Fatherhood, Psychology, Work

being the breadwinner isn't always goodMen, Maybe Being The Breadwinner Is Not a Good Thing

Gendered expectations in marriage are not just bad for women, they are also bad for men, according to a new study by University of Connecticut (UConn) sociologists. Using data on the same nationally representative group of married men and women over 15 years, the authors examined the relationship between men’s and women’s relative income contributions […]

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Depression, Others, Psychology

alzheimer'sDetecting Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

The elusive cause of Alzheimer’s disease continues to frustrate researchers but they are getting better at discovering earlier indicators of it. A new report from researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016 (AAIC 2016), have developed a 38-point checklist that could be beneficial to doctors in […]

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Anxiety, Depression, Psychology, Well-being

increase happiness by changing environmentIncrease Your Happiness by Changing Your Environment

Feeling a little blue? If nothing negative is going on in your life, it could be because of your environmental surroundings. The good news is that with a few simple changes you should be able to cheer up quickly. Here are some factors that may be affecting your mood along with some tips on how […]

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