Mood Disorder Specialists Edmonds WA

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.

Kennedy Michael Cosgrove
(425) 640-4090
21601 76th Ave W
Edmonds, WA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Kabran Chapek
(425) 771-5166
547 Dayton St
Edmonds, WA
Company
The Center for Counseling and Health Resources
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Mental Health Professional

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James W. Croake
(42) 835 0889
437 5th Ave. S., # 2B
Edmonds, WA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Wash St U
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-01

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Jolyn Wells-Moran, PhD, MSW Counseling
(206) 354-5025
406 Main St Suite 108
Edmonds, WA
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Harriet Z. Winkelman
(425) 778-4979
22727 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Yeshiva University
Credentialed Since: 1995-01-23

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Massage For Health
(425) 771-5035
406 Main St
Edmonds, WA
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Ryan Kimmel
(425) 640-4090
21601 76th Ave W
Edmonds, WA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Hashii Virginia Ma Lmft Lmhc
(425) 776-5820
114 2nd Ave S
Edmonds, WA
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Michael G DeMing
(425) 774-2624
21600 Hwy 99 Suite 210
Edmonds, WA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Robert Jay Reichler
(425) 248-4850
21827 76th Ave W
Edmonds, WA
Specialty
Child 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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