Mood Disorder Specialists North Pole AK

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.

Fairbanks Counseling & Adoption
(907) 456-4729
912 Barnette St
Fairbanks, AK
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Jack Levern Dodd
(907) 458-5525
1650 Cowles St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Psychiatry

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John David Gilismann
(907) 458-5525
1650 Cowles St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Fairbanks Community Behavioral Health Center
(907) 452-1575
3830 S Cushman St
Fairbanks, AK
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Nurse Practitioner

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Tanana Chiefs Conference Inc Health Mental Health Services
(907) 452-8251
201 1st Ave Ste 300
Fairbanks, AK
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Fairbanks Psychiatric & Neurological Clinic APC
(907) 452-1739
1919 Lathrop St Suite 220
Fairbanks, AK
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Franklyn L. Nelson
(907) 458-0088
250 Cushman St
Fairbanks, AK
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Los Angeles
Credentialed Since: 1984-09-14

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James Bullard
(907) 459-3800
1408 19th Ave
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Boys & Girls Home of Alaska
(907) 459-4700
3101 Lathrop St
Fairbanks, AK
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Victor Charles Bell
(907) 458-5525
1650 Cowles St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
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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