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Thriveworks research suggests post-traumatic job stress affects more than 40% of Americans

Gaining work experience is often viewed as a positive process, something we grow and learn from. But what about negative experiences in our work history?  Could toxic work environments and professional relationships leave us with “post-traumatic job stress?”  To find out, Thriveworks recently conducted a research study into how many…

Thriveworks research indicates Americans commonly diagnose themselves and others with mental health conditions

Recent Thriveworks research examined how many Americans have diagnosed anyone, including themselves, with a mental health condition. Results suggest that 44% of Americans have diagnosed either themselves and/or another person with a mental health condition. These findings are more than intriguing: They indicate that diagnosing ourselves and others with mental…

Thriveworks research: Nearly 20% of Americans report differing views have negatively impacted a relationship with a coworker

Professional work environments are often viewed as a neutral zone where employees do their best to keep their personal lives private and opinions to themselves. However, recent Thriveworks research reveals that a large number of Americans report experiencing tension in the workplace due to clashing beliefs about some of the…

US adults in counseling are feeling stressed, fearful, depressed, and hopeless about the presidential election, according to survey of mental health professionals

Fredericksburg, VA. 10/20/2020 — Amid a jarring presidential election and an overall difficult year, US adults in counseling are feeling stressed, fearful, depressed, and/or hopeless about the election. This, according to a survey conducted by Thriveworks Counseling and completed by 275 mental health professionals. Are your clients talking about election-related…

A new study finds that levels of oxytocin, “the love hormone,” are significantly lower in adults who were children when their parents divorced

Quick Summary A new study from Baylor University “Parental divorce in childhood is related to lower urinary oxytocin concentrations in adulthood” finds that oxytocin levels are significantly lower in adults whose parents divorced when they were children. Researchers say that this might help to explain the difficulty that many children…

Study says early cannabis use in teens can have negative effects on their cognitive functioning

A new study says that using cannabis as a teen or adolescent can have negative impacts on cognitive functioning, especially verbal memory. Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine tested and analyzed siblings (unlike other similar studies) to rule out familial factors. The study used interviews and neuropsychological…

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