Studies Say Telemedicine Is As Effective As In-Person Psychotherapy

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A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry has found that psychotherapy sessions done via video conference may relieve symptoms as well as sessions executed across the couch from a mental health professional. Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston assigned 241 […]

How to Tidy Up and Spark Joy In Your Life

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I don’t like to think about how all the clutter in my home is affecting my psyche, but according to several studies, it most definitely does. For example, researchers at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute conducted a study published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience that found when your environment is […]

10 Summer Depression Busters

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There are four distinct types of people when it comes to weather and mood, according to a study published in Emotion in 2011. Summer Lovers (better mood with warmer and sunnier weather) Unaffected (weak associations between weather and mood) Summer Haters (worse mood with warmer and sunnier weather) Rain Haters (particularly bad mood on rainy days) Although my mood […]

Do You Want to Participate in a Depression, Bipolar Disorder, or Pregnancy Research Study?

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While I was at the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Research and Education Symposium, I spoke with some of the researchers currently conducting studies for: major depression, bipolar disorder, and pregnancy. Here are more details and contact information if you are interested in participating. Being part of a study is a wonderful way of contributing toward better […]

Strength In Our Voices: Working Together to Reduce Stigma Associated With Mental Health

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We’ve come a little way in reducing the stigma that’s associated with mental illness, but not nearly far enough. Consider these results pulled from a public attitude survey in Tarrant County, Texas, conducted by the county’s Mental Health Connection and the University of North Texas in Denton to determine the community’s view of mental illness: More than 50 percent […]