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Friday Factoid: What is “Pure O” OCD and Does it Exist?

Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern   There are many misconceptions about OCD and what it entails, exactly.  One misconception is that an individual must have obsessions and visible compulsions in order to meet criteria.  However, this is inaccurate, and … Continue reading

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Article Review: Chang, W. et al. (2019). Extended early intervention versus standard psychiatric care for adults with first-episode psychosis.

Katelyn Yunes, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   This study compared 160 adult Chinese patients experiencing first-episode psychosis that were treated via a three year extended Early Assessment Service for Young People with Psychosis (EASY) with 160 adult Chinese patients treated … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: The Season of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern   It’s that time of year again where the sun starts to set sooner and sooner, especially once we hit the end of Daylight Savings Time on November 3rd.  It is around this time … Continue reading

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Article Review: Khoury, B., Lecomte, T., Gaudiano, B. A., & Paquin, K. (2013) Mindfulness interventions for schizophrenia: A meta-analysis.

Mindfulness is a diverse concept which originated in the eastern traditions and has taken on new life in operational definitions in psychology, including de-centering, awareness of sensations, and openness to inner experiences. These labels for mindfulness have a strong place … 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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Article Review: Browne, J., Mueser, K. T., Meyer-Kalos, P., Gottlieb, J.D., Estroff, S. E., & Penn, D. L. (2019). The therapeutic alliance in individual resiliency training for first episode psychosis: Relationship with treatment outcomes and therapy participation.

When thinking about attending therapy, people sometimes have different worries come to mind. Am I going to like my therapist?  What if I do not get along with my therapist?  Is this the best fit and can the best fit … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Combating Stress with Mindfulness

Stress is the most significant risk factor for expenditures in healthcare (Azagba & Sharaf, 2011). Mindfulness-based (MB) interventions, specifically Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) are one approach to efficiently dealing with stress (Shapiro, Astin, Bishop, & Cordova, 2005). Jon Kabat-Zinn developed … Continue reading

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Virtual Realty and Schizophrena: A New Twist on Social Skills Training

    Social skills training is commonly used when treating an individual diagnosed with schizophrenia. However, there are disadvantages to using traditional social skills approach, particularly related to the individual’s motivation. Technology is increasingly used in the treatment of mental … Continue reading

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