A Different Way to Ask “How are you?”

By Katheryn Pearlman “How was your day?” “What did you learn at school today?” “How was work?” “What did you do today?” These are the kinds of questions that people typically ask each other, whether between friends or family members. Asking these questions can be beneficial at times, but because they revolve around work or […]

DBT Skill of the Week: Mindfulness

What do you think of when you hear the word “mindfulness”? You might imagine someone sitting cross-legged and chanting “Om” to themselves. Or maybe you think of taking deep breaths and clearing your mind while soft piano music plays in the background. For most people, meditation is the first thing that comes to mind when […]

Machine Learning Identifies New Brain Network Signature of Major Depression

“Using machine learning, researchers have identified novel, distinct patterns of coordinated activity between different parts of the brain in people with major depressive disorder—even when different protocols are used to detect these brain networks. Ayumu Yamashita of Advanced Telecommunications Research Institutes International in Kyoto, Japan, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS Biology.” […]

How to Keep the Pandemic from Stealing your Holiday Cheer

“There’s so much to celebrate during the month of December. Multicultural celebrations of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa incorporate timeless rituals passed down for generations. The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. And December marks Bodhi Day for Buddhists–the day the Buddha (which means Awakened One) sat under a tree […]

Highly-visual social media and internalizing symptoms in adolescence: The mediating role of body image concerns

Abstract “Highly-visual social media (HVSM), such as Instagram and Snapchat, have experienced a significant increase in popularity among adolescents in recent years. Findings indicate use of social media is related to body image concerns and poorer mental health in adolescence. However, previous research on HVSM is scant and mainly focus on female samples. In this view, the present […]

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