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Talking Brains Episode: Millennials: Highest Risk of Anxiety, Depression, & Suicide with Ari Tuckman, PsyD CST

By |2020-09-22T18:10:02-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: ADHD, COVID, Crisis, Psychiatry, Psychology, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: Stephanie Sarkis PhD discusses millennials & the risk of anxiety, depression, and suicide with Ari Tuckman, PsyD. According to a new CDC study, adults 18-24 have the highest rate of anxiety, depression, and suicidal behavior of any age group. I'm joined by Ari Tuckman PsyD CST to talk about why this is [...]

“Expect Increased Anxiety and Depression in College Students” on Psychology Today

By |2020-09-03T20:18:48-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: ADHD, Anxiety, College, COVID, Depression/Anxiety, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , , , , , |

Young adults currently have an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and suicide. A U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey of adults taken the last week of June (one of the peak months of the pandemic), found that 25.5% in adults aged 18 to 24 responded that they had seriously considered suicide in the past 30 days. This age group also [...]

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Talking Brains Episode: Psychiatry, ADHD, and a Pandemic with Mark Wilson MD

By |2020-08-05T19:33:46-04:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: ADHD, COVID, Crisis, Psychiatry, Psychology, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: Stephanie Sarkis PhD discusses psychiatry, ADHD, and COVID pandemic with Mark Wilson MD. What is it like to be a psychiatrist with ADHD during a pandemic? In this episode of Talking Brains, I speak with Mark Wilson MD about our new normal during the COVID-19 crisis, and how he got through medical [...]

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“Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy May Be More Effective Online” on Psychology Today

By |2020-07-27T12:47:43-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

CBT online may be more effective than in-person. In the age of Covid-19, many therapists (myself included) have transitioned to providing online sessions exclusively. It keeps clients and therapists safe, reduces parents’ stress having to find childcare, reduces driving time, and generally creates a more relaxed atmosphere. An added bonus of online therapy is the client’s ability to show the therapist his or her living environment. Learning about [...]

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“Attribution Bias Can Kill You” on Psychology Today

By |2020-07-06T19:24:50-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

Attribution bias may fool you into thinking that you don't need to wear a mask during the Covid-19 pandemic. You do. In a previous article on attribution bias, I wrote how this cognitive fallacy can cause issues in relationships. When we place significant importance on our most recent memory or an event that has a lot of emotional weight, it [...]

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Talking Brains Episode: How Availability Bias Can Mess Up Our Relationships

By |2020-07-06T18:59:28-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Relationships, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: Stephanie Sarkis PhD discusses the impact of availability bias on relationships.Availability bias states that we put the most importance on our most recent or emotionally-laden memory. This can lead to us having difficulties coming up with solutions to issues that pop up in our relationships. Anchor Apple Podcasts [...]

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“How Availability Bias Messes Up Your Relationships” on Psychology Today

By |2020-06-29T21:01:15-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

Availability bias can fool us into putting value on the wrong things. Availability bias, or availability heuristic, tells us that the thing we can recall the quickest during an argument or debate, or the memory that had the most impact on us emotionally has the most importance. As you can imagine, it can trip us up [...]

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“5 Ways to Cope with Sudden Unemployment” on Psychology Today

By |2020-06-15T15:13:16-04:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Career, Crisis, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , , , , |

The pandemic has taken your job - learn how to maintain your mental health. A second wave of job cuts is predicted to affect close to 6 million workers. While the first wave, during February and March, impacted more front line workers, the second wave will impact more managerial and supervisory workers. While the first wave of job cuts impacted [...]

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“So You’re Stuck at Home with Your Narcissist Parent” on Psychology Today

By |2020-04-07T14:08:36-04:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Crisis, Family, Narcissism, Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Your narcissist parent can turn a quarantine into a nightmare. You have a narcissist/gaslighter for a parent. Going to work was your reprieve from the narcissist's antics. Work was like a vacation for you. Or maybe you only had to visit your parent on weekends. Even then, you kept the visits short. But now your parent [...]

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“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay Right Now” on Psychology Today

By |2020-03-27T12:40:42-04:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Crisis, Health, Mental Health, Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

Feeling overwhelmed has become our new normal. You are probably feeling extremely stressed, fatigued, and overwhelmed right now. The good news is that you are completely normal for feeling this way. The bad news is that this has become our new normal. How did we get here, and how do we protect ourselves emotionally? First, the lack of testing and accurate [...]

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