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Latest by Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.

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Yoga

Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga for Emotional Release

A book and a friend change the way Mike Veny thinks about how his body releases trauma, helping him to understand that he needs to practice yoga to heal.

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Chronic Life

Use Your Cellphone To Help You Recover From Your Breakup

The end of a relationship can be heartbreaking and anxiety-inducing. Here are some apps to help you get over that ex.

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Living With

Simple Self-Help for Depression

These three steps can help pull you forward when all you want to do is stay where you are.

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Stress

Being Too Hard on Yourself May Threaten Your Mental Health

Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? You could be risking full-blown OCD or anxiety.

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Diagnosis

What Is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics theory offers hope that we can end genetic illness.

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Symptoms

What Is the Difference Between Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Depression?

Not all depression is the same, and the type of depression you have determines the treatment that works.

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Diagnosis

Breast Cancer Recurrence: Where Do You Stand?

Some breast cancer survivors can put fears of recurrence out of their minds, while others think about it every day. Which kind are you?

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Parenting

Moms With Breast Cancer: 10 Ways to Deal

As a mother, battling breast cancer is an overwhelming experience. Your very worst fear – deserting your children – becomes an all-too-real possibility.

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Symptoms

10 FAQs About the Meaning and Course of Depression

For a condition as common as depression, it is remarkable how many misconceptions and myths still attach to the term itself. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.

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Symptoms

A Brief History of the Term Stress

The use of the term "stress" has changed over the centuries. Stress now embraces biochemical, behavioral, physiological, and psychological effects. Learn more.