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.

Thomas Goodwin
(828) 277-4848
190 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Psychiatry

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New Place Inc
(828) 253-2335
90 Southside Ave
Asheville, NC
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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

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The Mental Health Association
(828) 252-0235
41 Oakland Rd
Asheville, NC
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO)

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Linda Brannon Shamblin
(828) 258-9399
144 E Chestnut St
Asheville, NC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Child Custody Evaluation, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Pennsylvania State University
Credentialed Since: 1978-10-17

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Anthony J Weisenberger
(828) 213-5253
428 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Psychiatry

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William Leighton Anixter
(828) 254-0205
34 N Ann St
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Judith D. Pohl
(828) 713-4333
166 East Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Family Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Georgia State University
Credentialed Since: 1993-11-29

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Linda S Wilson
(828) 681-5544
53 Arlington Street
Asheville, NC
Services
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Play Therapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Georgia State University
Credentialed Since: 2004-04-26

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Miles F Ardaman
(828) 213-5253
428 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
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Psychiatry

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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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