The Nuance

The Science of Cognitive Distortions

Some thought patterns may fuel mental health problems

Photo: Joanna Nix-Walkup / Unsplash

Here’s an experience we’ve all had: You text a friend, and the friend doesn’t text you back. Minutes pass, then hours. What’s going on?

Maybe your friend is busy with work and isn’t checking texts. Or maybe your friend saw your message and is…



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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.