Are Suppressed Emotions to Blame for Pain?
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by WHYY
4M ago
Women are far more likely than men to suffer from conditions like chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and migraines. Some researchers point to cultural norms and expectations as a contributing factor. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the details ..read more
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Understanding The Mental Health Needs of Fire Survivors
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by WHYY
6M ago
After the devastating and deadly fire that raged across Maui, Hawaii, mental health professionals warn that survivors could face many challenges related to both the trauma and smoke inhalation. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the specifics ..read more
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Looking at Rising Anxiety in a Different Way
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by WHYY
1y ago
Anxiety disorders are on the rise in this country, especially since the pandemic. What are the reasons for this steep increase? In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss anxiety, and Dan suggests a different way to look at the issue ..read more
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The Value of Neighborhood Connections
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by WHYY
1y ago
Your neighborhood affects your quality of life in many ways – whether you feel safe, comfortable, or have access to healthy food or green spaces. But – it goes beyond that. Rutgers researchers have found that the connections we have with our neighbors really matter.In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings ..read more
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Coping With Toxic Shame
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by WHYY
1y ago
A lot of people carry shame – about who they are, things they’ve done – or failed to do. And when that shame becomes overwhelming, therapists refer to it as “toxic shame.” What are the roots of that kind of deep shame – and how can people get over it? In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb explore this issue ..read more
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Helping People Overcome Anxiety
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by WHYY
1y ago
Levels of anxiety are way up among adults and children – and many people cope by avoiding activities and things they are afraid of. An approach called “exposure therapy” has long shown promise in helping people with anxiety – and it’s coming into play more these days. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss how it works ..read more
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Is doing for others good for you?
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by WHYY
1y ago
Acting in selfless ways – helping others – can make people feel like they have more control over their lives and can reduce feelings of despair. That’s according to new research. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the implications ..read more
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Rebuilding Trust in Medicine
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by WHYY
1y ago
A new initiative headed by the American Board of Internal Medicine aims to re-build trust in healthcare organizations across different dimensions – within the organizations themselves, and with the patients and communities they serve. In their weekly conversation, psychologist Dan Gottlieb and WHYY’s Maiken Scott discuss what is at stake with this effort ..read more
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Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
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by WHYY
2y ago
Do you ever feel like you’re just not good enough at your job – that any moment, you could make a huge mistake, and everyone would realize that you’re a fraud? That sentiment is often called imposter syndrome. In their weekly conversation, psychologist Dan Gottlieb and WHYY’s Maiken Scott discuss what to do when you’re feeling like that ..read more
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Helping kids and teens with mental health issues
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by WHYY
2y ago
Mental health issues like anxiety, depression, or eating disorders among kids and adolescents have been on the rise since the beginning of the pandemic. Many educators, pediatricians, and mental health providers are calling the situation a crisis. In their weekly conversation, psychologist Dan Gottlieb and WHYY’s Maiken Scott discuss what families can do to help kids navigate these difficult times ..read more
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