Why do we identify with our favorite teams so much that we ride an emotional roller coaster with them?
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Clinical psychologist Scott Bea, PsyD, answers this one.
For those who struggle with social anxiety, just the thought of getting out of the house and interacting with others can be a cause of stress. If this is you, recent research is shedding light on how you can take an active role to defeat your anxiety.
The ability to maintain control of attention over time, known as sustained attention, is vital for many tasks performed every day. You can take action when you realize you need to refocus. Here are three expert strategies to staying on task.
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If you use the microblogging platform Twitter a lot, your real-life connections might be in danger. A new study says that too much tweeting can damage your intimate relationships. Researchers at the University of Missouri surveyed nearly 600 people with Twitter accounts. The participants told researchers they are on Twitter for nearly an hour a … Read More
With NBA star LeBron James’ decision to take his talents to Cleveland, fans may see their emotions running high. These high emotions over James’ decision can be healthy, but they also can cause trouble.
Patients who are connected tend to heal more wholly. Social support networks play a critical role in weathering any medical challenge. From participating in cardiac rehab programs to volunteering or even engaging in pet therapy—we know the emotional and physiological benefits of a strong social support system help patients beat their illnesses. Cleveland Clinic’s Leo … Read More
The heart and brain do a lot of talking, and our emotional health can seriously impact the heart. We’re learning that anxiety can tax the heart. Specifically, high anxiety levels can cause an irregular heart beat and it’s a vicious cycle, as the more arrhythmia you have – it makes you more anxious. Cleveland Clinic’s Leo Pozuelo, … Read More
Dealing with heart disease takes a great deal of mental tenacity. And it’s not an easy journey, which is why Cleveland Clinic focuses on heart patients’ quality of life—how they are weathering the disease physically and emotionally. It’s about whole health, and that’s why it’s important for patients to talk to their doctors about how … Read More
Violence, including shootings, terrorism or natural disasters, can overwhelm any of us — and can be especially troubling for kids. Children struggle, as we do, to make sense of it all. Talking to your kids about tragedies can be difficult, but it’s important. Children have limited life experience, and talking to them can help them … Read More