Thriving With Anxiety This Holiday Season
It’s that time of year again. And by that, I don’t mean joyous holiday rituals or meaningful occasions with family ...
The Double-Edged Sword of Anxiety
What is the difference between anxiety that spawns success, versus anxiety that makes it harder to ...
How Panic Represents an Inner Strength That Can Save Us
Over the past few years, you may have had a “false positive” COVID-19 test. This occurs when the test ...
How to Keep Anxiety From Spiraling Out of Control
In a culture obsessed with certainty and security, feelings of anxiety can feel like a catastrophe. By changing our
Why I Wish My Patients Were More Anxious
Anxiety-like symptoms can increase our motivation to get help sooner. The discomfort is often a sign that something
Three Ways to Harness the Power of Anxiety
Anxiety is like nuclear energy. Both are tremendously powerful forces that have an immense magnitude of
Can Anxiety Be a Blessing?
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Institute of Mental Health estimated that nearly one third of American
You Can Thrive With Anxiety
If you think you don’t handle anxiety as well as you could, you’re probably right. Most people do whatever they can
Psychiatry Needs To Get Right With God
By not making more of an effort to incorporate spirituality in treatment, we are doing a disservice to patients.
The Psychologist Will See Everyone Now
You're supposed to go to the dentist at least once a year. Why not get mental health checkups too? Throughout my
Managing Emotional Polarization This Holiday Season
In an ordinary year, holiday angst is very real: Anxiety, depression and stress are all known to spike between Thanksgiving and the year’s end, as social engagements, travel and bills for holiday gifts simultaneously surge.
Unlocking Inner Peace When the World Is on Fire
The current era—with all its tumult and confusion—has ironically created an unparalleled opportunity to cultivate ...
People Don’t Have to Succumb to Anxiety during This Pandemic
Viktor Frankl, the psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, taught that the human ability to make choices gives us a ...
The Blessing of an Anxiety Disorder
It's been a tense month or so. As the founder and director of the Center for Anxiety in New York, I grew more and ...
What’s Scarier than the Coronavirus?
In the span of just a few days our society has become completely unmoored, panic-stricken, and obsessed with fear. ...
Want to Feel Less Anxious? Give Up Some Control
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than three in 10 Americans will have a full-blown ...
Psychologists Shouldn’t Ignore the Soul
In my first six months as a predoctoral psychology intern at McLean Hospital, I was approached by at least 10 ...