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Anxiety in Children: What is It and What Can You Do About It?

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Anxiety is an essential part of children's normal development but if it's excessive, interfering with quality of life, seek help a health professional.  
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The Critical Importance of Human Behavior in Our Response to COVID-19

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The challenge of employing human behavior to combat a crisis of this magnitude is that behavior is often unreliable and unsustainable.
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What Can We Learn About Fatherhood From Science?

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A scientist explores what we can learn about fatherhood from the science of the brain, hormones, and behavior. Read more!
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The Phases of a Disaster: Are We Headed Towards Disillusionment? 

A model of the phases of disaster suggests that we've passed through the first four phases and are now headed into the fifth: the phase of disillusionment.
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Getting Hit By a Truck Taught Me the Power of Love

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After being hit by a truck and critically injured, Vicki learned that the power of love and goodness from strangers can change your life in unexpected ways.
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Do Optimism and Pessimism Impact Health Outcomes?

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Many scientific studies have found links between optimism and better health outcomes. The converse is true for pessimism .
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Vaping Could Put Youth at Risk for Complications of COVID-19

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Vaping can lead to irreversible lung damage in youth and young adults. This may increase susceptibility to complications from infection with COVID-19
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Can Journaling Improve Your Mental Health?

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Journaling can help you alleviate mental health issues like anxiety and stress, improve your cognitive and emotional power, and explore your full potential.
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Why Some People Struggle with Addiction and Some Do Not

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There is no single factor that causes addiction. Rather, there are multiple contributors that are biological, psychological, and social in nature.
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Why Dogs Don’t Get Schizophrenia, But People Do

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Dogs suffer from almost every psychiatric disorder that afflicts humans, except one - schizophrenia. Evolutionary genetics explains why.
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Why Pornography is So Powerfully Addictive

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Porn acts like a drug in the brain activating regions involved in drug, nicotine, & alcohol cravings. This is what makes pornography so powerfully addictive
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Older Gay Men and the Risk of Suicide

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Suicidal thinking is a common but treatable problem in older gay and bisexual men. Choosing the right therapist is critical.