Dr. Katherine Nordal
- I am the executive director of professional practice at the American Psychological Association. But before coming to APA in 2008, I was a practicing psychologist in Vicksburg, Mississippi, for more than 30 years. I treated adults, children, teens and families in a number of areas, including stress-related disorders. My other interests include learning, behavioral and emotional disorders in children and teens, neuropsychological assessment, brain injury in children and adults, and civil forensic psychology.
Posts by Dr. Katherine Nordal:
As mental health advocates observe and blog about World Mental Health Day today, the American Psychological Association (APA) wants to draw attention to psychotherapy as an effective treatment option for depression and other mental health issues.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression affects more than 350 million people globally. And in the United States, …[Read More]
Depression and anxiety are common, affecting millions of adults in our country. And many people who need professional treatment don’t get it. But for those who do seek help, the first course of recommended treatment is often medication.
But there is another treatment choice available to everyone: Psychotherapy. Not only has research shown that psychotherapy is effective …[Read More]
Before I begin talking about the recent news of a blood test detecting depression, I want to remind everyone that May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and tomorrow this blog is hosting its annual Mental Health Month Blog Party. If you have a blog or contribute to one, please join us and spread the word …[Read More]
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APA released its annual Stress in America survey yesterday, and we have again found that our nation is under pressure. Yes, average stress levels have declined somewhat from their max in 2007 and 2008, but that was at a time of extreme economic uncertainty when the housing crisis began to bubble, and the nation’s economy was …[Read More]