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Am I Introverted or Socially Anxious?

At long last, introverts are having their day. Over the last few years, being quiet and inner-directed has become not only acceptable, but downright trendy.  But introversion often gets mistaken for its more restrictive, self-conscious, but treatable cousin, social anxiety

October 19, 2016 — Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

Depressed? Do What You Love

Therapies that focus on changing behaviors are just as effective as those that modify thoughts in managing the debilitating mood disorder

October 1, 2016 — Daisy Yuhas

Is Depression Contagious?

This week on the podcast, by request from an anonymous listener who wonders if her depressed partner might be bringing her down, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen weighs in on whether or not depression is contagious. The answer might surprise you

September 28, 2016 — Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

What Is Anxiety Sensitivity, and Do I Have It?

Shaking and numbness and sweat, oh my! What do we call it when what we fear is fear itself? None other than the little-known, but hugely important concept of anxiety sensitivity. This week, Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen explains what it is and offers three tips to take it down

September 24, 2016 — Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

How to Let Go and Move On

Sometimes hanging in there actually means you’re just hanging on … and on. It’s hard to hold onto old hurts. But it’s even harder to let them go. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers five tips to kick-start the process of moving on

September 17, 2016 — Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

Psychiatry for Animals

“Pets on the Couch” author Nicholas Dodman argues that animals have mental health problems similar to our own, and benefit from similar treatments

September 6, 2016 — Gareth Cook