Avoidant Personality Disorder (APD) is in the newest American diagnostic manual (DSM-5) characterized by impairments in two domains of personality functioning: self and interpersonal functioning. Continue reading
Category Archives: Clinical Psychology
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. – William Shakespeare
Connectedness with nature has been associated with greater well-being, but how exactly does connectedness with nature improve well-being? Continue reading
Natural sounds such as birdsong and the sound of water have been used in stressful situations like surgical procedures, and have demonstrated stress-relieving effects via the autonomic nervous system Continue reading
How do people typically respond to traumatic stress? What is the best way to support someone in a traumatic crisis? Johan Cullberg, a Swedish professor in psychiatry, may have some of the answers.
Do You Pick the Dead Man’s Solution? Focus on What You Want to Be Instead of What You Don’t Want to Be
The dead man’s solution is to have goals that could be achieved by a dead man, such as having no pain or no more terrible feelings. At first, it seems like some nice goals to have, but in fact they may not help us.
Resilience characterizes people who are able to interact with their environments in ways that promote growth and well-being, despite they may have been exposed to many challenging life events or psychological risk factors. That said, life is by itself a stressful phenomenon. Continue reading