Psychology Update — How Is Depression Treated? Let Me Show You

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TITLE How Is Depression Treated? Let Me Show You   DESCRIPTION This is a most unusual article.  It is an interactive piece that takes you on a journey as both a patient and a professional.  The premise is that a depressed individual shows up at a psychiatrists office.  The interactive piece asks the reader to… Read more »

Psychology Update — What to Know About Health Anxiety

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TITLE What to Know About Health Anxiety (How to Tell If Your Health Concerns Are Normal—Or a Sign of Something More)   DESCRIPTION In the past few years with the pandemic, rates of anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and depression have increased significantly.  This has amounted to a great deal of worry and distress regarding health… Read more »

Psychology Update — The Psychological Effects of Being Displaced By a Hurricane

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TITLE The Psychological Effects of Being Displaced By a Hurricane   DESCRIPTION This is a very timely article about the impact of a naturally occurring event such as a hurricane.  It is a very up to date article that focuses on the recent impact of the hurricanes that hit the south east coast in September… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week — About Tourette Syndrome

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITES OF THE WEEK TITLE About Tourette Syndrome   SOURCE #1:  CDC:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention URL:      https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/tourette/facts.html   SOURCE #2:   Tourette Association of America URL: https://tourette.org/about-tourette/overview/what-is-tourette/   DESCRIPTION These are excellent resources for understanding Tourette Syndrome and Tics.  The sites provide definitions, research, and explains the different types… Read more »

Psychology Update — INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS:  TikTok & Tics

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3 RELATED ARTICLES ON THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS:  TikTok & Tics =================================== ARTICLE #1 TITLE Tics and TikTok: Can social media trigger illness?    DESCRIPTION Throughout history and especially during the pandemic, groups have been shown to experience a kind of mass hysteria for lack of a better expression up… Read more »

PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK — PSYCH DRUGS & MEDICATIONS

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APP OF THE WEEK PSYCH DRUGS & MEDICATIONS   iOS (click on the platform)       Android     DESCRIPTION From  iTunes Store “Want to learn about psychotropic medications quickly and easily? Then check out this free app! With Psych Drugs, you can learn important and useful information about various psychotropic medications such as… Read more »

Psychology Podcast of the Week — Concussion Talk Podcast

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PSYCHOLOGY PODCAST OF THE WEEK NAME Concussion Talk Podcast     SOURCE https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/concussion-talk-podcast/id1042686652?mt=2   DESCRIPTION From the iTunes Store “Concussion Talk Podcasts will feature interviews with; doctors, physiotherapists, who work in the field of concussion and brain injury, others in the medical field, athletes, trainers, coaches, others in sport, athletics and exercise (such as Pilates… Read more »

Psychology Update — How Therapy Dogs Can Help Kids With Stress Relief

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TITLE How Therapy Dogs Can Help Kids With Stress Relief A new study suggests that spending time with therapy dogs may help lower children’s stress levels even more than relaxation exercises.   DESCRIPTION This is a very personal (to the children)  and helpful study that examines whether an animal companion can be helpful to children… Read more »

Psychology Update — What neuroscience tells us about the teenage brain

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TITLE What neuroscience tells us about the teenage brain   DESCRIPTION This is a fascinating article that focuses on a newer field of developmental neuroscience.  New research on  the developing adolescent brain provides a vastly innovative perspective on what is a fresh understanding of teen behavior.  “For years, the teenage brain was seen by researchers,… Read more »

Psychology Update — Ted Talk and Podcast Feeling good | David Burns | TEDxReno

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TITLE Ted Talk  Feeling good | David Burns | TEDxReno   DESCRIPTION David Burns, MD is the best selling author of perhaps the best and most effective self-help book “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy.”  He has recently published “Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety”  He is a prolific researcher into… Read more »