Why relaxing is so much work.
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Joseph A. Shrand M.D.
Revenge may be best served cold, but one small act may lead to decades of guilt. An apology can go a long way.
What's the difference between jealousy and envy and why does it matter? Each can hurt.
Envy, the green eyed monster, can make us furious with rage. But what if just envisioning envy is a way to defuse out a most dangerous emotion?
The words you use can motivate or create resistance. Choose wisely.
Has anger ever been an obstacle to your success? Follow this first of seven steps to outsmart our most dangerous emotion.
Has anger ever been an obstacle to success? The first step in managing your anger, and the anger of others, may be easier than you realize.
We use the word "disorder" all the time. But the very word perpetuates stigma.
We all have an innate ability to understand and control the forces of anger in ourselves and others.
Anger is all around us. But why, and what can we do about it? In this series of posts, you will learn not only how to manage your anger, but to manage the anger of others.
In a time of unimaginable loss and sorrow, we find a way to give.
We all want to feel valuable. But why?
An interesting case of conversion.
Do you ever get angry, anxious, or sad when you think someone sees you as less valuable? Explore the reason why, and the answer may surprise you.
How will wearing a mask influence our human interactions? Is there an unforeseen consequence of this adaptation and innovation in response to the coronavirus?
Being socially isolated is increasing the risk of relapse for those in recovery. Here are four things you can do right now to help yourself or someone you know stay sober.
Many of us look back on the year with a wish we could have done something better. So we make a New Year's resolution. But why?
A prison reentry and addiction recovery creative writing program merge to create a new documentary, "In Their Shoes."
The I-M Approach is a controversial paradigm shift challenging the very core of medicine: There is no disease. We are always at a current maximum potential, our I-M.
Humor has deep and ancient roots in our evolution. But why did laughter evolve at all?
Humor is a remarkable human behavior to help in some of the most stressful situations.
Division along religious lines goes against the premise of most religions. Why do we need to keep doing this?
When a parent’s love cannot overcome the clutches of addiction, what do you do? You feel angry.
Part 1: How to understand the anger one feels when a loved one is using.
There may be no greater shame than that of a parent whose child is addicted. But addiction is not about morality, but about mortality. So do you need to feel ashamed?
A child overdoses. How do you manage the guilt?
Sometimes things are not what they appear to be in a locked psychiatric inpatient unit. This is a short story about a man who saw rats, and no one believed him.
Is it ever OK to lie? The placebo response is well known. But prescribing a placebo borders on unethical in our age of informed consent. But are placebos happening all the time?
There is a lot of stress in the world right now. But you don't have to let it get to you. Become a Reflective Detective and take charge of your stress response.
Sometimes we laugh at someone else’s misfortune. We’ve all done it, even if we aren't proud of it. But once we know why we do what we do, we can choose to do something else.
Have you ever promised yourself to do something only to fail miserably? Perhaps you are trying to do too much. The I-M Approach reminds us that small changes can have big effects.
Joe Shrand, M.D., is an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.