How to help dogs and cats manage separation anxiety when their humans return to work

Alleviating separation anxiety is about changing the owner's behavior, too.

Lori M Teller, Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary Telehealth, Texas A&M University • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~8 min

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How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021

One medication-free technique uses your emotions to release stress.

Laurel Mellin, Associate Professor Emeritus of Family & Community Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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CBD sales are soaring, but evidence is still slim that the cannabis derivative makes a difference for anxiety or pain

The jury's still out on whether or not CBD relieves stress and anxiety.

Hilary A. Marusak, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~10 min

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CBD sales soaring, but evidence still slim that the cannabis derivative makes a difference for anxiety or pain

The jury's still out on whether or not CBD relieves stress and anxiety.

Hilary A. Marusak, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~10 min

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Hoarding, stockpiling, panic buying: What's normal behavior in an abnormal time?

The pandemic has put a spotlight on a once little-discussed disorder – hoarding. But hoarding disorder is not what you might think.

Carol Mathews, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Florida • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~8 min

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Connecting to nature is good for kids – but they may need help coping with a planet in peril

Here are four ways adults can help kids work through their worries about the environment.

Louise Chawla, Professor Emerita of Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Keep calm and carry on – but how? A psychologist offers 10 tips to manage the uncertainty and stress of election aftermath

As uncertainty abounds and anxiety skyrockets, you've probably heard advice to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith. Here are 10 concrete tips to help you actually manage the stress.

Bethany Teachman, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia • conversation
Nov. 6, 2020 ~8 min

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How we discovered that VR can profile your personality

How much does your virtual reality headset know about your life?

Stephen Fairclough, Professor of Psychophysiology in the School of Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~5 min

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3 research-based ways to cope with the uncertainties of pandemic life

Feel like you're facing too many pandemic-related unknowns? Reframing what it means to not know can help you break the uncertainty-anxiety connection.

Bethany Teachman, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 22, 2020 ~7 min

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Does forgetting a name or word mean that I have dementia?

September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and therefore a good time to talk about dementia. Alzheimer's is the most common dementia, but there are others to be aware of, a gerontologist explains.

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Associate Professor Medicine, Geriatrics, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 1, 2020 ~9 min

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