Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Lea Lis MD
We do not know all we need to know, and guessing as to what is to come is like looking into the abyss.
Are you finding it difficult to discuss the recent events at the Capitol with your children?
A new Danish TV show is geared toward kids ages 4-8 with clay animated figures and slapstick humor. But has it gone too far?
Living a life with less shame and more confidence.
Conversations about puberty and periods should be included in discussions about sex.
The course of bipolar disorder differs between men and women.
There have been numerous studies that show that social media is linked to depression, loneliness, hyperactivity, poor sleep quality and anxiety.
Why are parents obsessing over election news, and how does it affect children?
A recent study showed that mothers had significantly higher levels of work-family guilt compared to fathers.
The pandemic may be especially difficult for girls, who are hard-wired to be social, and to do so in person.
Call-out or cancel cultures are focused on shaming—publicly humiliate someone in person and on social media. For culture to change, the key is kindness.
How do you make your relationship pandemic-proof?
Explore the different mask options and add them to your back-to-school shopping list.
Patients often ask what they can do to promote better mental health without the use of prescribed medication.
As parents, we need to lead by example, showing love, respect and support for our children, while revisiting what we have learned.
Are you curious about emotional abuse, how it shows up in a relationship, and how to get help?
Wondering how to raise an empathetic child? Lead by example.
Do you have a fear of medical procedures and needles? Understand tomophobia and how to treat it.
An analysis of how COVID might cause depression and anxiety and some tips to combat some of these issues
Technology has totally changed the way families create and enforce rules in the home.
Curious about how to communicate, compromise, AND keep your teen safe during the COVID-19 crisis?
Struggling to work from home, parent and homeschool all at once? Here are some tips to help you out!
A point of view about the benefits and drawbacks of social isolation versus social distancing.
It can be hard to break a habit when you don't even realize you're doing it. Actionable tips can help keep you and your family healthy.
Curious about why you feel romantically attached after having sex with the same person multiple times?
Are you a parent alone for the holidays? Here are some tips to dealing with an empty nest.
There are pros and cons to handling any dating situation.
Cultivating a society that creates a gentle man starts by practicing healthy rituals that celebrate the transition from boys to men.
A healthy body is something to be loud and proud of.
Lea Lis, MD, “The Shameless Psychiatrist,” is a double board-certified adult and child psychiatrist, helping parents, children, and adolescents develop healthy, sex-positive attitudes and practices.