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Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

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Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Jerry’s work 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.

Latest by Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Symptoms

10 FAQs About the Meaning and Course of Depression

For a condition as common as depression, it is remarkable how many misconceptions and myths still attach to the term itself. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.

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Symptoms

A Brief History of the Term Stress

The use of the term "stress" has changed over the centuries. Stress now embraces biochemical, behavioral, physiological, and psychological effects. Learn more.

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Parenting

Can Parenting Styles Affect Child Anxiety?

Parenting needs to be tailored to children’s personalities say psychologists and psychiatrist. Find out how and why some children do better with more direction, while being overprotective is dangerous for others.

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Self Care

10 Ways to Escape a Low Mood

Feeling low? Here's a creative list of 10 things to lift your spirits and escape the blahs. Suggestions include moving things around, retail therapy, and connecting with others.

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Risk Factors

Abstinence from Moderate Drinking Can Lead to Depression

A study shows that when mice stop drinking moderate levels of alcohol they can become depressed around two weeks later. Here's more information about the association between moderate drinking and depression.

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Symptoms

Anxiety and Vision Problems

One of the common side effects of anxiety is some form of distorted vision. The effects can further fuel anxiety and cause the person to feel worse than they already are. Here are some ways to understand the connection better.

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Living With

10 Ways Depression Changes You

Depression isn’t just an emotional state. It can alter your personality and behavior. Here are some ways it impacts your life.

Woman with anxiety seeking treatment from a cognitive behavioral therapist.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

10 Reasons to Consider CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be a very useful psychological treatment used to help people adjust thoughts and behaviors. Psychologist Jerry Kennard provides 10 reasons to consider the treatment.

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Relationships

How Anxious Thinking Can Affect Your Sex Life

When apprehension tips over to anxiety, that’s when intimacy problems really start.

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Diagnosis

Is Anxiety or Stress Causing Your Erectile Dysfunction?

Some causes of ED can be related to feelings of guilt, shame, or worry. Here’s what you need to know.