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Friday Factoids: Imposter Syndrome

Although the imposter phenomenon is not an official diagnosis listed in the DSM, it is a very real form of intellectual self-doubt that can significantly impact one’s social and emotional well-being. Further, imposter feelings are often accompanied by anxiety and … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Good Gifts vs. Bad Gifts!

Can giving your significant other an undesirable gift impact the relationship? Research says yes, if the person receiving the gift is a male.   Men felt less similar than the gift giver when the giver was both a new acquaintance … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Keeping the Magic of Santa

    Around age of 6-9 years, children begin to question the idea of Santa Claus. Suddenly, rather than asking questions to learn more about “Santa’s magic,” they begin asking questions regarding the plausibility of Santa. It is around this … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Altruism–Is It Innate Or Taught?

Research has shown that altruism increases positive feelings. Many parents often wonder how they can increase their child’s empathy and kind behavior. There has been some debate as to whether this is a characteristic that individuals are born with or … Continue reading

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Article Review: Bach, P., & Hayes, S. C. (2002). The use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to prevent the rehospitalization of psychotic patients: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 70, 1129-1138. Harris, R. (2009). ACT made simple.

If you work at an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital, you will see familiar faces as patients are readmitted.   It’s an evitable occurrence.  When this happens you can do one of two things, either continue with the same treatment approach or … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Avoiding the Holiday Blues

    For many, the holidays become synonymous with stress: finding the perfect tree, having the perfect decorations, finding the perfect gift, and spending time with family. These things can quickly turn holiday cheer into holiday drear. However, there are … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: Strategies to Help People With Mental Illness During the Holidays

  The Christmas season in America is thought to be carefree and whimsical, associated with joy, food, and fun. However, for some, especially individuals with severe mental illness, it can be a time of despair, loneliness and depressing memories. Turnbull … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: The Tryptophan In Your Turkey: What You Didn’t Know

Tryptophan found in turkey is believed to be the legendary reason why people always doze off for little naps on Thanksgiving Day.  In fact, “Tryptophan is an amino acid that can be found in several foods, which include dairy products, … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: How Biological Processes Impact Sleep

  There are many factors that contribute to sleep deprivation for example bathroom trips, sleep schedules, temperature, noise, and technological devices. However, there are biological processes that impact sleep as well. Specifically, there are three biological processes that are controlled … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: Factors That Impact Sleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 65 percent of Americans don’t get enough sleep regularly (Ott, 2003) and many factors contribute to sleep deprivation for example bathroom trips, sleep schedules, temperature, noise, and technological devices.   Temperature Rohles and … Continue reading

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