Mood Disorder Specialists Hays KS

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.

Cross Road Pregnancy Care Ctr
(785) 625-0985
205 E 7th St
Hays, KS
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High Plains Mental Health Center
(785) 628-1790
208 E 7th St
Hays, KS
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Sunshine Connection
(785) 625-2093
2517 Indian Trl
Hays, KS
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Woodhaven Apartments
(785) 625-2400
1412 E 29th St
Hays, KS
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Catholic Charities
(785) 625-2644
2707 Vine St
Hays, KS
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Caprez Judith V Social Wrkr
(785) 625-9511
1008 E 17th St
Hays, KS
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Mental Health Professional

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Virginia Periola-Patriarca
(785) 628-2871
208 E 7th St
Hays, KS
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Psychiatry

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Parsons Lynn Phd
(785) 621-2019
207 E 7th St Ste C
Hays, KS
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Turning Point Professional Counseling Services
(785) 628-3575
124 E 12th St
Hays, KS
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Simon Ntumy
(785) 628-2871
208 E 7th St
Hays, KS
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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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