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Tina Arnoldi

Tina Arnoldi, MA is a business consultant and freelance writer in Charleston SC. She has reviewed books for PsychCentral and has a portfolio on Contently. You can learn more about her and connect at TinaArnoldi.com


July 24, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

A research study done by MUSC found that “similar factors cause both medical intern burnout and depression.” This suggests that “assessing for depressive symptoms may be a validated, standardized alternative to assessing for burnout among medical personnel.” While this study was conducted with medical personnel, those outside the medical professional are also at risk of experiencing both burnout and depression. How can someone know if they are burned out or depressed?

Burnout or Depression: What’s the Difference?

July 24, 2020 08:53 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

A research study done by MUSC found that “similar factors cause both medical intern burnout and depression.” This suggests that “assessing for depressive symptoms may be a validated, standardized alternative to assessing for burnout among medical personnel.” While this study was conducted with medical personnel, those outside the medical professional are also at risk of experiencing both burnout and depression. How can someone know if they are burned out or depressed?
A research study done by MUSC found that “similar factors cause both medical intern burnout and depression.” This suggests that “assessing for depressive symptoms may be a validated, standardized alternative to assessing for burnout among medical personnel.” While this study was conducted with medical personnel, those outside the medical professional are also at risk of experiencing both burnout and depression. How can someone know if they are burned out or depressed? [More]

July 17, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Burnout Could Lead To Depression

July 17, 2020 09:25 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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A study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine noted that “factors that drive burnout are much more closely related to the factors that drive depressive symptoms than previously realized." While the definition of burnout has varied, the relationship to depression implies a similar treatment approach may be warranted. [More]

July 10, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Faith has grown during the pandemic, but will it last?

July 10, 2020 08:06 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Some Americans have a stronger faith as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Experts offer several reasons for this resurgence, including a need for stability, having more time to think about deeper matters, and as a response to an unknown crisis. Once the pandemic is behind us, there are mixed opinions about whether this increase in faith will last. [More]

June 19, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Not Everything is Out of Control

June 19, 2020 08:52 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Cultivating a locus of control has benefits to our mental health, but it can be difficult to do, especially in today’s culture where people are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, racial tensions, and an economic decline. But even in times like this with so much out of control, research suggests the ability to find some sense of control better equips people to accept situations that cannot be changed. [More]

June 5, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Making True Friends Online: It Is Possible

June 5, 2020 07:54 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Our ability to socialize has decreased significantly as a result of the pandemic. But even pre-COVID, not everyone was able to be out and about to make new friends. While there are plenty of opportunities to find “friends” on various social media channels and other online networks, the question is how authentic relationships can be that start - or even remain - online? Studies suggest there are benefits to becoming active in multiple online groups to find community and that authentic relationships are possible. [More]

May 15, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Volunteering is Good for You

May 15, 2020 08:51 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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There is no shortage of need in our communities, especially around COVID-19 And previous research has shown that volunteering improved depression, life satisfaction, and wellbeing. A more recent study found that volunteering increases people’s sense of ‘mattering’ and boosts well-being in a time of crisis. I invited people to share their perspectives on the benefits of volunteering and how it improves mental health. [More]