A new study by psychologist Pia Callesen, published in the reputable journal Scientific Reports in Nature (2020), shows that Metacognitive Therapy is way more effective in treating depression than usual treatment.
Do you make shopping lists? Do you use your calendar for planning? Or do you otherwise tend to write down your thoughts? Good! Writing things down can help you become more mindful and consciously aware.
People who are consciously aware of their emotions deal with them more effectively. This idea is supported by a recent survey study by Claudia Subic-Wrana and co-workers (2014) of almost 2,000 participants (a representative sample of the German general population).
Repeat the word milk for 45 seconds or more (remember to say it out loud), and you will find that the word begins to lose its meaning. It’s called the Milk Milk Milk exercise, and it is just one of many word repetition exercises. Try it yourself
Learned helplessness happens when people expect that bad events will happen and that there is nothing they can do to prevent them from happening
In a study by Van Mill and colleagues (2013), the authors examined the impact of sleep disturbances on the course of anxiety and depressive disorders. The sleep durations of over 1,000 individuals with depressive and/or anxiety disorders, over a period of two years, were examined.
When we face stressful life events, we typically use many kinds of coping strategies to deal with them. Sometimes we confront problems, and sometimes we avoid problems.
In this article, I will try to sum up some evolutionary theories of depression. Have people always been depressed, or how is it?
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder that might occur after someone has witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. Only a small number of people who have experienced a trauma actually develops PTSD. It is estimated that the majority of people have experienced at