mental health

The More I Allowed Myself to Feel My Anxiety, the Less it Bothered Me​

My coping mechanisms had been avoidant behavior all along.
Sarah Watts
3 days ago
Phys Ed

Taper Madness Is Real and This Is How You Can Avoid it Before a Big Race

In the weeks before a big marathon—when you're not getting that long-run endorphin hit—things can get a little emotionally haywire.
Allie Volpe
5 days ago

When I Get Hurt in a Dream, My Body Feels it Even After I Wake Up

"I dreamed that a swarm of bees or wasps attacked my feet. When I woke up, my feet were burning and tingly. It was very painful.”
Crystal Ponti

I'm paranoid that everyone's judging me—how do I control those feelings?

This week in the Coping newsletter: the people who find small talk excruciating, gender differences in anxiety, and how to deal with the fear that people are judging you.
Tonic Editors

Anxiety's Favorite Canvas for Expressing Itself: Your Face

Negative emotions can trigger or worsen a wide range of conditions like acne​, hair-thinning, and psoriasis.
Cindy Kuzma
mental health

Some People Actually Fear Getting Credit for Their Accomplishments

The anxiety that's triggered by positive recognition goes way beyond run-of-the-mill shyness or modesty.
Markham Heid

Why Being Stressed All the Time Can Make You Sick

Early-life stress is especially concerning, according to recent research.
Adam Moeser

How do you make friends in college when you're depressed?

This week in the Coping newsletter: mental illness among college students, medical privacy in therapy, and that age-old question about how to make friends when you're depressed.
Tonic Editors

Breakup Regret Is a Common and Salient Human Experience

An older British man admitted he thought of his high school sweetheart daily, even though he was married to another woman and they had adult children.
Nick Keppler

Tracking Your Fertility Can Be an Emotional Whirlwind

Women who use fertility tracking apps generally fall into one of five categories.
Mayara Costa Figueiredo
Yunan Chen
mental health

The Introspective Parts of Our Brains Are Getting Out of Shape

Researchers call it "hurry sickness": The more we overload our schedules, the more we strengthen the task-oriented network of the brain.
Richard Morgan
Phys Ed

How to Start Working Out When You Have Anxiety

The gym is an anxious person's nightmare.
K. Aleisha Fetters