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The Positive Effect of Negative Emotions

Acknowledging the complexity of life may be an especially fruitful path to psychological well-being,    Highlights The Importance of Accepting Emotions as They Are Problems arise when people start believing they must be upbeat all the time. Experiencing and accepting all emotions are vital to our mental health. Attempting to suppress thoughts can backfire and even diminish our sense of contentment. “  As Adler and Hershfield reported in 2012, feeling cheerful and dejected at the same time—for example, “I feel… Keep Reading

Depression Reduced by Art Therapy

  After ten treatments the patients who suffered from severe or moderately severe depression had shown more improvement than the patients in the control group.   Highlights Art Therapy Reduces Severe Depression  As part Dr. Christina Blomdahl’s dissertation,  43 patients with severe or moderately severe depression underwent a manual-based art therapy.  The control group consisted of 36 people who all suffered from the same medical condition. All participants were given different combinations of medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy and… Keep Reading

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