How Stress Negatively Affects Your Health

Dealing with stressful factors in our lives can be extremely challenging, especially as we age. Stress may result from transitions, such as retirement or moving to a new home, or …

Lesia M. Ruglass, Ph.D.How Stress Negatively Affects Your Health

New book “Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan” published.

My new co-edited book “Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespon: Challenges, Vulnerabilities, and Strengths” (co-edited with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., Routledge Press, Taylor & Francis Group) has been published.  This book examines …

Lesia M. Ruglass, Ph.D.New book “Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan” published.

Tips for Workplace Stress Management

Workplace Stress is on the rise. Click here to read my Huffington Post Blog in order to learn about sustainable solutions for stress management.

Lesia M. Ruglass, Ph.D.Tips for Workplace Stress Management

My Book “Psychology of Trauma 101” is available now from Springer!

I’m pleased to announced my book co-authored with Kathleen Kendall-Tacket, Ph.D., has been published by Springer! Key Features: • Considers theoretical frameworks for understanding trauma and its impact on physical …

Lesia M. Ruglass, Ph.D.My Book “Psychology of Trauma 101” is available now from Springer!

The Self-Medication Hypothesis of Addictions

 People often turn to drug and alcohol use in order to reduce or manage negative or overwhelming emotional states.  The “self-medication hypothesis” is a term coined in the 1980’s by Dr. …

Lesia M. Ruglass, Ph.D.The Self-Medication Hypothesis of Addictions

What’s the Secret to Motivation and Success?

With the onset of a new year, people have begun to think about the year ahead and set goals for the upcoming months. Whether these goals are in relation to …

Lesia M. Ruglass, Ph.D.What’s the Secret to Motivation and Success?

What is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social anxiety — the nervousness that one experiences when in social situations, especially unfamiliar ones — is a normal part of life.  However, when social anxiety becomes severe, persistent, and …

Lesia M. Ruglass, Ph.D.What is Social Anxiety Disorder?

How Ready Are You To Change?

When considering a change in one’s life, it can be useful to think of the process as a series of stages. In psychotherapy, the “Stages of Change” model (Prochaska & …

Lesia M. Ruglass, Ph.D.How Ready Are You To Change?