Seeing Red Flags with a Friend’s Partner: Why Do We Do it?

Seeing Red Flags with a Friend’s Partner: Why Do We Do it?

Why do we look for red flags in a friend’s partner, especially when we already like them or don’t have a reason to dislike them? There’s not one simple reason why we find fault in our friend’s partner. One major reason that’s often identified is that people are jealous and threatened by their friend finding…

What is a Dopamine Detox?

What is a Dopamine Detox?

A dopamine detox, often referred to as a “digital detox,” is a temporary period during which a person restricts or eliminates activities that provide high levels of dopamine release in the brain. This can include things like reducing or abstaining from the use of social media, video games, excessive internet browsing, and other highly stimulating…

What is Artificial Intelligence and How Does it Work?

What is Artificial Intelligence and How Does it Work?

How does AI therapy work? There are a number of ways that artificial intelligence can be used to provide therapy. For example, certain AI technology provides feedback for the journal entries that a patient makes. This means that an algorithm reviews and reaches conclusions about the entries, determining the emotional status of the patient and…

Q&A: What’s the difference between a narcissist and an echoist?

Q&A: What’s the difference between a narcissist and an echoist?

What is an echoist?An echoist is someone who excessively prioritizes the needs of others, often to their own detriment. Please directly contrast an echoist and narcissist.Narcissists and echoists represent opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of personality traits. Narcissists have an inflated sense of self-importance and a constant need for admiration and validation. They…

Q&A on How Some Use Pacifiers To Reduce Stress

Q&A on How Some Use Pacifiers To Reduce Stress

Do pacifiers help calm anxiety in adults?Anxiety is a serious medical condition and should be treated by a doctor. There is not significant medical research yet on the health benefits of adult pacifiers. And while some adults might believe that pacifiers offer them relief from tension, such a benefit would only be temporary in nature….

Women, Anxiety and Wellness

Women, Anxiety and Wellness

Research tells us that over 40 million adults in the United States are experiencing anxiety disorders of some type. However, only about 37% of them receive treatment for the condition, according to Healthline. That’s a big problem, leaving millions and millions of Americans experiencing anxiety that takes a toll on their quality of life and…

Q&A on Teens and Sleep

Q&A on Teens and Sleep

In general, we’ve seen an increase in anxiety amongst our younger patients. There are a number of reasons that we believe this has been the case. They include the isolation that the younger people experienced during Covid, the side effects that they experienced from not interacting with their friends during Covid and related difficulties. Lack…

A Q&A on Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)

A Q&A on Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)

How does ASMR help people relax and fall asleep? There are a number of theories on how Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) improves sleep. The Sleep Foundation states that ASMR seems to stimulate areas of the brain which produces neorohormones associated with calming and sleep such as dopamine and oxytocin and endorphins. Among people who…

Body Positivity

Body Positivity

Body positivity’s roots are not as well known as you might think, and are often disputed. But many agree that they started around 1969 when Bill Fabrey, a young engineer in New York, became upset about the way people were treating his wife who was overweight. Over time he launched what was then called the…