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Gun Control Versus Mental Illness: After Florida Shooting, Trump Deepens a Fraught Debate

After more than two dozen people died in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration was committed to tackling “the difficult issue of mental health.” The person identified as the shooter previously sought help for mental illness More

Being Neurotic May Help You Live Longer

New York Magazine: To some people, the word “neurotic” can conjure images of a certain type of psychotherapy: Woody Allen types splayed out on long divans, with Freudian therapists sitting coolly behind them, asking vague questions about Oedipal complexes. Psychology’s come a long way since Freud, though, and today, this scenario feels More

Being Neurotic May Help You Live Longer

TIME: Neuroticism isn’t generally considered a desirable attribute, and many studies have linked the personality trait to poorer health and an increased risk of mental disorders. But a new study in Psychological Science suggests that for some people, neurotic tendencies may actually reduce the risk of dying early. The new paper analyzed More

THE UPSIDE OF NEUROTICISM

Pacific Standard: Neurotic people, by definition, spend much of their lives in a dark mood. Given the positive emotions are associated with good health, it’s reasonable to assume that all that guilt, anger, and anxiety will eventually lead to an early grave. Well, surprise: A sizable new study from Great Britain reports that, for More