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Last week two separately well-known and loved celebrities committed suicide. These deaths have shocked many, as fans ask how these suicides could have happened. Unfortunately, these deaths may not be as surprising when considered in the context of recent research by th...

While it has always been important for adolescents to have drug education, with the increasing number of states and countries legalizing cannabis use, drug education is particularly topical.  Thankfully, as recently discussed by National Public Radio (NPR), drug educa...

Most of us have heard of people having a Type A or Type B personality. Type A personality is characterized by being outgoing, ambitious, highly organized, impatient, highly concerned about time management, and/or aggressive. Type B personality on the other hand is view...

Today marks the day that the second season of the Netflix TV show '13 Reasons Why' is released. In the psychology community, this show is heavily discussed and criticized due to its portrayal of suicide. Specifically, many believe that 13 Reasons Why glorifies adolesce...

Hey all,

It has been a while since I posted last, which has been due to me spending almost all of my free time studying for my licensure exam, which is called the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). However, I am thrilled to say that I successfu...

Here is a news roundup of some interesting articles from the past week: 1. First up is a meta-analysis of 522 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in The Lancet that tested 21 different types of antidepressants in terms of their efficacy. A summary of the met...

Hello there! It has been a little time since I last posted and I wanted to let share what has been going on in the last few months. First off, I have been studying for the psychologist licensure test called the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)...

There are many issues with standard therapy including the high cost and lack of accessibility for many people. Chatbot therapy is the latest attempt to address these concerns by combining technology and mental health. Essentially chatbot therapy is when a person is tal...

When people have chronic health problems, they may need to take medication for long periods of time. Unfortunately, many people do not take their medications as prescribed. This medication noncompliance leads to a variety of health problems and is very costly to the me...

It is the time of year when people love a good scare, whether it is walking through a haunted house or putting on a scary movie. A good question is, how does watching something scary impact you? A short article by TIME looked at research related to watching scary movi...

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