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Friday Factoid: Dark Chocolate and Depression

Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Following Valentine’s Day, there are massive sales on chocolate, and if you’re anything like me, you took full advantage of that fact.  Further sweetening this post-Valentine’s Day deal is a recent survey of … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Well That’s Depressing: Analysis of Depression Data Shows Increased Rate of the Disorder

Depression is one of the most common mood disorders. Nationally representative data was analyzed between 2005 and 2014 to determine disparities focusing on this condition (Todd & Teitler, 2018) . The data was split by gender and levels of education. … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: The Holiday Blues

  The happiest time of year can actually be quite miserable. For a select few, the months of November and December can be overwhelming, stressful, exhausting, depressing and filled with dread. The thoughts of finding the ideal gift, planning the … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Cambodians Have No Word for Depression

Mental health issues are a part of our existence and are experienced globally. The descriptions, terms, and phrases used to communicate these experiences are influenced by culture and often altered by the process of translation.   For example, Haitians who … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Connection Between Work-Related Burnout and Depression

    The International Journal of Stress Management found a link between atypical depression and work-related burnout. The researcher studied over 5,500 school teachers and discovered that 90% of those school teachers who were identified as burned out also met … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Vitamin D Has a Mental Health Connection

  An article from U.S. News & World Report wrote about the importance of vitamin D and how our lives could depend on it! The article noted that some studies suggest that half of the world’s population has a vitamin … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Blood Test for Depression?

  Results yielded from a new study from the Northwestern University indicate that researchers may be able to discern if adults have depression simply from blood tests. This may be groundbreaking news in the world of psychology, as it would … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Link Between Vitamin D and and Psychosis?

  One may have thought that vitamin D was only associated with bone density, skin conditions, sunlight exposure, or cardiovascular functioning. While it is commonly known throughout the medical and psychological community that vitamin D is linked to brain development … Continue reading

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