Author Archive: John Montopoli

“Feeling Depressed?” Be Your Own Therapist

Depression is one of the most common mental health concerns.   Clinical depression is defined by depressed mood, sadness, hopelessness, and despair.  Associated symptoms include change in appetite and sleep, social withdrawal, loss of pleasure in activities, and sometimes suicidal…
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Five Strategies to Increase Happiness

Clinical psychology and psychiatry aim to decrease human suffering and psychological pain.  Not as much attention is given to increasing human happiness and contentment.  The field of positive psychology contributes to our understanding of well-being and happiness.  Social psychologist Andy…
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Income tax anxiety

Income Tax Anxiety: “I’ll Deal With It Tomorrow”

It’s a rainy Sunday afternoon.  The laundry is completed.  The bath tub scrubbed within an inch of its life.  The refrigerator has been cleaned and organized.  All the cans in the cupboard have been alphabetized.  This isn’t your typical OCD…
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