Ecopsychology: How Nature Benefits Your Health

Ecopsychology: How Nature Benefits Your Health

Ecopsychology is an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field that focuses on the synthesis of ecology and psychology and the promotion of sustainability. It is distinguished from conventional psychology as it focuses on studying the emotional bond between humans...
Depression and the Pursuit of Happiness

Depression and the Pursuit of Happiness

According to Lauren Sharkey at Medical News Today, people may think that valuing happiness leads to a happier life. However, new research has found that wanting to feel happy can also have a negative outcome. Research studies have concluded that excessively valuing...
Trauma-Focused Psychotherapies

Trauma-Focused Psychotherapies

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines trauma-focused psychotherapy as a program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed by 1. Realizing the widespread impact of trauma and understanding potential paths for recovery, 2....
Three Effective PTSD Treatments

Three Effective PTSD Treatments

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder that results from exposure to trauma, such as being involved in a car accident or witnessing a suicide. According to the DSM-5, the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental...
Diagnosis and Treatment of Adjustment Disorders

Diagnosis and Treatment of Adjustment Disorders

It is natural to feel anxious or depressed in response to significant stressors—financial difficulties, marital discord, deteriorating health, natural disasters, etc.  Some people, however, react to stressors much more intensely (e.g., with greater anxiety and...
Effects of Technology on Mental Health

Effects of Technology on Mental Health

Jon Johnson at Medical News Today stated that people are more connected than ever, thanks in large part to rapid advancements in technology. While some forms of technology may have made positive changes in the world, there is evidence for the negative effects of...
Diet, Exercise, Sleep, and Mental Health

Diet, Exercise, Sleep, and Mental Health

Maggie Seaver at Real Simple stated that, based on scientific research, we know that a complex combination of behaviors and lifestyle factors influence our mental health and overall well-being, and that physical and mental health are inherently connected. So just as...