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Latest by Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

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Treatment

What Does a Sex Therapist Do, Anyway?

Seeking help for sexual problems can be daunting, but a qualified therapist can help you on your path to a happier, healthier sex life.

Living With

How to Manage Fear with Stage 4 Melanoma

Having stage 4 melanoma is frightening, but you can learn to cope with fear and anxiety. Here's how to tackle your fears so you can move forward.

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Lifestyle

Are Video Games Bad For Your Health?

What’s hype and what’s truth when it comes to health and video games? Jerry Kennard, Ph.D. examines the science on gaming and offers an accurate assessment.

Brain

The Many Depression Myths That Cause Stigma

Stigma around mental health seems all the more surprising when we consider that around 60 million Americans have a mental illness in any given year. But it happens. Here’s how.

Brain

The Ways We Use Mental Defense Mechanisms With Depression

During depression, some defense mechanisms become more prominent. Learn the fascinating ways we use denial, anger, and other defenses to protect ourselves emotionally.

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Symptoms

What Causes Sadness After Sex?

Have you or your partner ever felt upset after sex? It may be more common than you think.

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Stress

Small Steps Toward Changing an Anxious Mindset

These six steps will help you change your mindset so you’re not dooming yourself before even trying something.

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Relationships

Sex and Attachment Anxiety

Are you an avoidant or anxious person in relationships? Either one could be putting a strain on your sex life.

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Staying Active

Building Resilience a Step at a Time

Practice these three guidelines to practice emotional resilience and grow stronger over time.

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Sex Anxieties Are Similar for Men and Women

In the case of sexual performance, it’s perfectly natural to be mildly anxious, but when does normal anxiety become a problem?