Mood Disorder Specialists Kingman AZ

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.

Cousineau Cathy M Ed Cpc
(928) 718-2175
2116 N Stockton Hill Rd
Kingman, AZ
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Elias Omar Ruiloba
(928) 718-4800
2002 N Stockton Hill Rd
Kingman, AZ
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Psychiatry

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Denise Aydelotte-Wodesky
(702) 872-5382
Kingman, AZ
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
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National Certified Counselor

John Kurtis Mueller
(928) 214-0012
1515 N San Francisco St
Flagstaff, AZ
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Psychiatry

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Rim Guidance Center
(928) 474-3303
404 W Aero Dr
Payson, AZ
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Mental Health Professional

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Nazcare
(928) 753-1213
307 Kier St
Kingman, AZ
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Mental Health Professional

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(928) 718-4800
2002 N Stockton Hill Rd Ste 104
Kingman, AZ
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Mental Health Professional

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(520) 723-5462
556 S Arizona Blvd
Coolidge, AZ
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Mental Health Professional

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(928) 376-0026
3802 W 16th St
Yuma, AZ
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Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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(520) 296-3296
2222 N Craycroft Rd
Tucson, AZ
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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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