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Cutting-edge stories and information about the mind. Psych editor, Dov Michaeli, can be contacted at info@thedoctorweighsin.com.

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How Did We End Up in a Post-factual World?

Belief in alternative facts is the hallmark of the post-factual world. It arises from our tribal nature and is very difficult to change.
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Pros & Cons of Common Depression Treatments

Common treatments for depression range from medications to newer therapies such as TMS to natural supplements. Here are their pros and cons.
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Dementia Facts and Stats Everyone Should Know

Dementia affects people around the world and is becoming more common every year. Here are a few surprising facts about the condition.

A Guide to Recognizing and Dealing with Toxic People

Toxic people can affect your emotional well-being whether they know it or not. Know how to handle these personalities by using these 5 tips.
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Want to Know if You Are Addicted to Your Phone?

Addicted to your phone? Take this easy 10-question self-assessment quiz to help you distinguish addiction from significant use.
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Alcohol, Not Opioids, is America’s Most Abused Substance

Although it’s not nearly as headline-grabbing as the opioid crisis, alcohol abuse in America has reached the level of a public health crisis.
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Hate, Hate Speech, and Mass Murder

Political demagogues and peddlers of hate speech may not know the science of hate but they know precisely how to push the biologic buttons that can end in tragedy.
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Here are Some Tips for Parenting With Depression

When you’re depressed, you may feel as if you can barely take care of yourself let alone your children. Here are some tips for parenting with depression.
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The Benefits of Peer Support Providers in Addiction Treatment

A key benefit peer support providers bring to addiction treatment settings is their lived experience with SUD recovery. There are many more.
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5 Ways Confidence Improves Your Life

You can't learn to be confident in the same way you would learn a hard skill such as math or plumbing but there are ways you can strengthen your mindset.
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Is Suicide Ever a Rational Choice?

My prior post on this site, “Why Older Gay Men Are Attempting Suicide at a Higher Rate,” received a lot of attention. Because of that, Dr. Patricia Salber, the editor of the site, asked...
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How OCD Impacts Your Relationships and What You Can Do About It

OCD can have serious effects on your relationships and your mental health. Here are some tips to prevent OCD from controlling your life.

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