Psychology

“Virtual Reality as an Effective Form of Therapy” on Psychology Today

By |2021-07-21T15:33:29-04:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, COVID, Depression/Anxiety, Psychology, Psychology Today, Technology|Tags: , , , |

Virtual reality is a cutting-edge therapeutic treatment. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual reality (VR) was studied as an effective adjunct to psychotherapy. It was being examined in particular to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and phobias. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has left many people quarantined, the use of VR sets has increased exponentially. Therapy has [...]

“Consider Skipping New Year’s Resolutions in 2021: Focus on Self-Compassion Instead” on Psychology Today

By |2021-01-05T15:54:57-05:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, COVID, Depression/Anxiety, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , , , |

2020 has been difficult for many people. That is a vast understatement. You most likely experienced loss this year that you have never experienced before. You may have had a change in or loss of your job; your kids may have switched to online school; you may have picked up on unhealthy coping mechanisms; you may [...]

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“Yes, You’re Experiencing Another Wave of Covid-19 Fatigue” on Psychology Today

By |2020-12-21T12:15:43-05:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, COVID, Depression/Anxiety, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , , , |

It may seem like getting your hopes up and then having things fall apart can be tougher than not having anything to look forward to at all. There's a name for this type of feeling — learned helplessness. It is a feeling of powerlessness, that no matter what you do it won't change your circumstances. When [...]

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Talking Brains Episode: Preschoolers, ADHD, and a Pandemic with Esta Rapoport Ed.D.

By |2020-11-18T17:06:31-05:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: ADHD, COVID, Crisis, Psychology, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: Stephanie Sarkis PhD discusses parenting preschoolers with ADHD during a pandemic with Esta Rapoport Ed.D.Parenting a preschooler is a challenge. Parenting a preschooler with ADHD is more of a challenge. Parenting a preschooler with ADHD and during a pandemic is the ultimate challenge. Dr. Esta Rapoport gives you guidance on positive parenting, particularly [...]

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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 [...]

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“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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