Mood Disorder Specialists Asheville NC

A positive mood is more expansive, sees the larger picture and tends to make more associations. Sad people, on the other hand, tend to stick to the facts, pay attention to details, and use more item'specific processing.

Karen R. Marcus
(828) 258-1700
30 Clayton Strreet
Asheville, NC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Massachusetts School Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 1995-04-21

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Stephen E Buie
(828) 254-9494
158 Zillicoa St
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Julie A Lindsey
(828) 254-9494
158 Zillicoa Street
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Psychiatry

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James Bayard Payton
(828) 255-9228
64 Merrimon Ave
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Child Psychiatry

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All Souls Counseling Center
(828) 259-3369
23 Orange St
Asheville, NC
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Lawrence Ralph Jones
(828) 213-5253
428 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Patrick L Lillard
(828) 252-2501
1 Oak Plz Ste 206
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Annemarie Russell
(828) 213-5253
428 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Psychiatry

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L. Charles Carr
(828) 255-9228
64 Merrimon Ave
Asheville, NC
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
French
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Biola University
Credentialed Since: 1986-05-23

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Mountain Area Community Services
(828) 255-2775
31 College Pl
Asheville, NC
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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The Upside of Sadness

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Have trouble remembering things? Maybe you’re just too happy. A recent University of Virginia study found that sad people remembered words more accurately than those who are lovin’ life. The study tested 100 undergraduates who were exposed to two different mood-inducing classical music selections to evoke either happiness (Mozart) or sadness (Mahler).

Once their moods had been altered, the students were shown lists of words that they were then asked to recall. The researchers found that subjects who were feeling cheerier were more likely to lapse into “relational processing,” which means that as they listened they made associations with the words and thought about bigger issues rather than the specifics of the task. Consequently this group’s test scores were lower than their gloomier compatriots.

“A positive mood is more expansive, sees the larger picture and tends to make more associations,” says study author Justin Storbeck. “Sad people, on the other hand, tend to stick to the facts, pay attention to details, and use more item-specific processing.”

The study even puts a positive spin on sadness. “We used to think about negative emotions as being dysfunctional,” says Storbeck, “but sometimes they can be beneficial, depending on the task.”

Elizabeth Marglin

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