Jerry Kennard

Jerry Kennard, Health Professional

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. Jerry’s clinical background is in mental health and, most recently, higher education. He is the author of various self-help books and is co-founder of positivityguides.net.

Which Antidepressant Is Best?

Credit: Thinkstock If your doctor suggests that a course of antidepressants may be beneficial for you, it stands to reason you’ll want the best. For most people, this means medication that offers the quickest, most effective and least troubling side ...
Jerry Kennard

3 Strategies for Dealing With 'Work Stress'

Credit: Thinkstock Even if you love your job, you’ll know exactly what “work stress” means. Whether it’s pressure to meet deadlines, lack of support, low pay, boredom, or some combination of them all, work stress is a sad fact of life. We know it’s a ...
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Time Manage Your Stress

Credit: Thinkstock Over the years I have both taught about and treated stress. I’ve run workshops, chaired working groups, and of course written a great deal about it. In short, I feel I’ve learned a few things about stress and the effects it can hav...
Jerry Kennard

Self-Help for Depression: Benefits and Limitations

Credit: Thinkstock People consider self-help for depression for a variety of reasons. They may, for example, be embarrassed to admit they are experiencing problems. They are probably aware of free and readily available resources on the internet or in ...
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'Soft Bipolar' Explained

Credit: Thinkstock If we have the misfortune to break a bone, its diagnosis and treatment is usually straightforward. We have tools that allow us to see the fracture and we know exactly what is required to fix it. Psychiatric diagnoses are far more s...
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CBT: Structures and Styles

Credit: Thinkstock Credti: Thinkstock When people learn I’m a psychologist they sometimes become wary. For instance, I’m sometimes asked if I “read minds” and, more often, if I’m always analyzing everything a person says and does. Both are misconcept...
Jerry Kennard

Coping Thoughts to Ease Anxiety

Credit: Thinkstock If we create and then dwell on certain thoughts, there’s a good chance we’ll activate a part of the brain called the amygdala, and create anxiety. Most of our anxious thoughts don’t have a basis in reality — but try telling that to ...
Jerry Kennard