Mood Disorder Specialists Okemos MI

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.

Jerome J. Gallagher
(517) 349-6950
2167 Raleigh Dr
Okemos, MI
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Michigan State University
Credentialed Since: 1979-11-05

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Lauren Marie Eyres
(517) 349-4245
2198 Commons Pkwy
Okemos, MI
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Okemos Mental Health Associates PC
(517) 349-5498
2198 Commons Pkwy
Okemos, MI
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Scheurer William E Jr Phd
(517) 349-5663
2165 Commons Pkwy
Okemos, MI
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Elizabeth B Cox
(517) 347-4848
2220 University Park Dr
Okemos, MI
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Jp Blake Casher
(517) 349-8388
4084 Okemos Rd
Okemos, MI
Specialty
Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry

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Claire F. Berkman
(517) 349-8388
4084 Okemos Rd
Okemos, MI
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Boston University
Credentialed Since: 1976-10-06

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Daniel T Field
(517) 347-6973
2422 Jolly Rd
Okemos, MI
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Elizabeth A. Seagull
(517) 853-1692
1236 Jolly Road
Okemos, MI
Services
Family Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Stress Management or Pain Management, Psychological Assessment, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Michigan State University
Credentialed Since: 1982-05-14

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Leonard VanderJagt
(517) 349-6590
VanderJagt & Howard Assoc
Okemos, MI
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Michigan State University
Credentialed Since: 1984-06-26

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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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