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Stories by Ellen Hendriksen

  • Quick and Dirty Tips | Mind & Brain 7 Myths (and 1 Big Fact) about PTSD

    7 Myths (and 1 Big Fact) about PTSD

    This week, the Savvy Psychologist talks about healing PTSD and the stigma that can get in the way, with a special emphasis on veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

    November 12, 2014 |

  • Quick and Dirty Tips | Mind & Brain Is It Good or Bad to Zone Out, Space Out or Daydream?

    Is It Good or Bad to Zone Out, Space Out or Daydream?

    Whether you call it zoning out, spacing out or daydreaming, we spend up to 47 percent of our waking lives letting our minds wander. This week, the Savvy Psychologist explains why mind wandering happens, when it’s good, when it’s bad—and how it might even lead to your own "Eureka!" moment

    October 15, 2014 |

  • Quick and Dirty Tips | Mind & Brain 7 Myths about Suicide

    7 Myths about Suicide

    The recent tragedy of Robin Williams's suicide—and the ensuing media storm—raised awareness of suicide as a mental health issue but also generated a lot of misinformation. This week, the Savvy Psychologist cleans up after the headlines

    September 25, 2014 |

  • Quick and Dirty Tips | Mind & Brain How to Stop Procrastinating

    How to Stop Procrastinating

    Procrastination happens to the best of us.  None other than Leonardo DaVinci noted, “It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”  So don’t delay!  Read on for 6 tips to stop procrastinating.

    September 10, 2014 |

  • Quick and Dirty Tips | Mind & Brain Do Antidepressants Work?

    Do Antidepressants Work?

    Antidepressants have been hailed as miracle drug rock stars and vilified as brain-changing happy pills. All promotion aside—good or bad—are they effective?  The Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen digs though the data.

    August 27, 2014 |

  • Quick and Dirty Tips | Mind & Brain Talking to Myself—Is That Normal?

    Talking to Myself—Is That Normal?

    Talking to yourself again?  Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen assures you’re not going crazy.  You’re simply thinking out loud, which is not only normal, but beneficial

    August 6, 2014 |

  • Quick and Dirty Tips | Mind & Brain Why Am I So Tired?

    Why Am I So Tired?

    Sometimes there’s no clear medical reason for flagging energy and dragging drive.  And sometimes the tried-and-true trio of sleep, diet, and exercise doesn’t help as much as we wish.  Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 possibilities, some common, some not-so-obvious, for why you may be tired

    June 25, 2014 |

  • Quick and Dirty Tips | Mind & Brain How to Ask for Help

    How to Ask for Help

    Asking for help seems simple enough, but if you’ve ever needed a hand, you know how hard it can be. Clinical psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains why it’s so challenging and shows you how it’s done

    May 21, 2014 |

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