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Perhaps it is I

“Be kind” I gently remind my intimate neighbors on NextDoor. "Stay home" I subtly reprimand my loyal Instagram legion. “Congratulate me” and “heed my expert advice” I humbly share to my audience to make my contributions to society known on FaceBook. “Imagine” I sing to the sick and downtrodden intimating that quarantine is not so bad even within a mere...[ read more ]

Hug It Out

As the great researcher, Harry Harlow, confirmed decades ago, contact comfort is essential for human development and a sense of security. A mere 20-second hug with a loved one, loved pet or loved stuff animal releases the "cuddle hormone" oxytocin. Oxytocin has been shown to contribute to positive emotional responses including relaxation, trust and psychological stability. With many of us...[ read more ]

The Weekend Cometh…

Social distancing is not too much fun, eh? Well, it’s bad enough to feel stuck inside during the week when we’d otherwise be at the office or on the job. But, with the “first official pandemic weekend” (feel free to steal this phrase) nearly upon us, if you are like me, you’re wondering how to pass the time in at...[ read more ]

Working from home or ‘hardly’ working from home?

Working from home or ‘hardly’ working from home? The scourge that is Covid-19 or the Coronavirus, if you prefer, continues to cause disruption to our lives and many of us find ourselves working from home as mandated or strongly suggested by our employers. If you have never worked from home before, you may finally discover that the grass is not...[ read more ]

What to do with your kids during the Coronavirus school closings. (Or, how to avoid a “Lord of the Flies” style takeover of your home…)

If you are like us, the news of mandatory school closings for three weeks (it may end up being more…) was met with multiple reactions. On the one hand, we were thankful to be relieved of the worry that our children may become exposed to Covid-19 at school and that steps were being taken to curb the potential spread of...[ read more ]

Our Coronavirus (Covid-19) Thoughts

The overall health of our clients and community is of the utmost importance to us. At Orleans Psychological Services we emphasize working within the Bio-Psycho-Social Model of care and of understanding those whom we serve. As people we clearly know that our unique biology affects our overall health, but so do our thoughts, feelings and social interactions. While we feel...[ read more ]

Why Every Man Should See a Therapist

While women are often the ones who seek therapy, typically making up nearly two-thirds of therapy patients, multiple studies have shown that men benefit more from the process. But men rarely seek therapy because they just don’t like the idea of opening up to a stranger and sharing their feelings. Therapy, then, isn’t a very naturally masculine process. But I...[ read more ]

Why People Misunderstand Anxiety

Did you ever play the game called “telephone” growing up? One kid whispered a secret message into the ear of the kid next to him. That kid then whispered the “same” message into the ear of the kid next to her. On and on each kid would whisper the message around the circle until you came to the last kid,...[ read more ]

Symptoms of Adult ADHD

A great deal of discussion is given to childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But this behavioral issue greatly affects adults as well. While the exact cause of adult ADHD isn’t yet understood, recent research seems to indicate that genes and heredity, the foods we eat, and our environment play key roles. Symptoms of Adult ADHD Many adults who are...[ read more ]



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