The Echo Chamber of Self-Obsession: Navigating Relationships with the Self-Centered

Introduction: In a world where sharing personal narratives is easier than ever, distinguishing between healthy self-expression and self-obsession has become increasingly challenging. This article delves into the intricate dynamics of dealing with individuals who are excessively self-focused. We explore how their constant need to center conversations around their experiences—whether real, exaggerated, or imaginary—impacts their relationships, … Read more

Finding Closure: Navigating Life’s Endings

Introduction In the journey of life, we often encounter events and relationships that end, leaving us with a mix of emotions and unanswered questions. The concept of closure becomes crucial in these moments. It’s about understanding and processing these endings, accepting them, and moving forward. This article delves into the importance of closure, the danger … Read more

Is Your Relationship With Your Parent So Toxic You Should Cut Ties? – By Christine ByrneMedically Reviewed by Allison Young, MD

The new book by Nickelodeon child star Jennette McCurdy about the abuse she suffered from her mother is sparking lots of conversation. Mental health experts weigh in. By Christine ByrneMedically Reviewed by Allison Young, MD Reviewed: August 19, 2022   The former actor Jennette McCurdy says she’s still processing the trauma she experienced at the hands of her … Read more

Researchers studied suicide notes to learn about the language of despair – and are training AI chatbots to do the same

While the art of conversation in machines is limited, there are improvements with every iteration. As machines are developed to navigate complex conversations, there will be technical and ethical challenges in how they detect and respond to sensitive human issues. Our work involves building chatbots for a range of uses in health care. Our system, … Read more