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January 4th, 2022

What is Mass Formation Psychosis? Is it like Mass Hysteria or Mass Delusion?

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

“Mass formation psychosis” is a term that was used on the Joe Rogan podcast by a formerly respected medical researcher, Robert Malone, M.D. He used it to describe...

November 14th, 2021

Research: Borderline personality disorder and eating disorders associated with suicide risk?

By Eileen Weber

Suicide and suicide attempts are on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates rose by 33 percent between 1999 and 2019. It is the...

November 14th, 2021

Look at immediate environment when helping adolescents cope in changing world

By Catherine Robertson Souter

Coming of age is difficult enough. For today’s teens and adolescents, not having the life experience an adult may have to provide perspective, the fear, anger,...

November 13th, 2021

Drama therapy: Creating meaningful change for those in recovery

By Phyllis Hanlon

Since the sixth century BC, drama has been a prime source of entertainment as well as an effective vehicle for developing social, communication, and language skills. Dramatic...

November 13th, 2021

Could major change be coming to how the United States addresses mental health care?

By Catherine Robertson Souter

If New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster, along with a bipartisan group of 144 U.S. House lawmakers have their way, major changes could be coming to how the U.S. addresses mental...

October 4th, 2021

Clinician helps others work through employment, pandemic burnout

By Catherine Robertson Souter

After 18 months of a fever pitch of stress and anxiety, it is no wonder that people are feeling burnt out. Having our worlds upended, with forced time to reflect, has left...

October 3rd, 2021

Industrial-occupational psychology is fastest growing field

By Phyllis Hanlon

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), predicts that industrial-occupational (I-O) psychology will be one of the fastest growing...

October 3rd, 2021

Choosing a specialty can be challenging decision

By Catherine Robertson Souter

If you ask 100 psychologists how they chose what they do, the specialty or the setting, you will get 100 different answers. Many will say they chose to follow an interest from...

October 2nd, 2021

Workforce shortage escalates to crisis point

By New England Psychologist Staff

The workforce shortage in mental health, already a concern before 2020, has gotten worse during the pandemic and, in many areas of the country, is at a crisis point right...

October 2nd, 2021

Trauma-based theater impacts kids at risk

By Eileen Weber

Sports, art, dance—these kinds of activities have always been enriching for school-aged children. But for some kids, theater is their best bet and there’s data to back that...

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