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

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Coping Better With Life's Ups and Downs

The skills and means we all have within us to make life a little happier.

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When You Can't Control Your Worries

How to turn free-floating worries and concerns into something constructive.

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What is Sleep Drunkenness?

Sleep drunkenness (confusional arousal) is more common in people with mental health conditions where medication and sleep disturbances are involved.

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Psychotic Depression

Sometimes depression is so severe, it gives rise to psychotic symptoms.

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Managing Stress in Daily Life

Stress can leave us feeling overwhelmed, irritable, and anxious. These small steps can make a big difference in managing stress.

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Use Your Behavior to Improve Self-Image

In addition to making people unhappy, low self-esteem undermines social skills. It’s not an easy problem to solve, but there are steps you can take.

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Mood Effects of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body-image issues affect millions of people. The emotional costs are high.

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Understanding Distress Intolerance

Denying or avoiding emotions that feel uncomfortable or distressing bottles up problems for later on.

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Teeth Grinding: Causes and Cures

Is teeth grinding caused by stress and anxiety, or are other factors at play?

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Lifestyle and Depression

Your lifestyle can help, hinder or cause your depression.