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Judith Akin

Tips for finding balance ‘between Hallmark and heartache’ during the holidays

Dec. 17, 2015—Vanderbilt psychiatrist Judith Akin, who frequently counsels people having a hard time through the holidays, has a quick guideline: Set a course “between Hallmark and heartache,” and aim to have a “pretty good little Christmas.”

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Vanderbilt psychiatrist renews call to find the place ‘between Hallmark and heartache’ during the holidays

Dec. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt psychiatrist Judith Akin, M.D., who frequently counsels people who are having a hard time through the holidays, has a quick guideline: set a course “between Hallmark and heartache” and aim to have a “pretty good little Christmas.” In other words, she says, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and...

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‘Between Hallmark and heartache’: Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to avoid holiday stress

Dec. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt psychiatrist Judith Akin urges people to set a course “between Hallmark and heartache” and aim to have a “pretty good little Christmas.” In other words, don’t strive for the perfect, and deal head-on with the stressors of the season.

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Is it bad if you don’t have a best friend?

Sep. 5, 2014—Judith Akin explains how social anxiety and trust issues prevent people from developing friendship/support networks.

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‘Between Hallmark and heartache’: Psychiatrist offers tips for approaching the holidays

Dec. 19, 2013—During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” Vanderbilt psychiatrist Judith Akin says. In other words, don’t strive for perfection, and recognize and deal head-on with some of the stressors of the season.

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“Between Hallmark and heartache”: Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to have a pretty good Christmas

Dec. 19, 2013—During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” a Vanderbilt psychiatrist says. In other words, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and deal head-on with some of the stressors of the season. Judith Akin, M.D., assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt...

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Wellcast: Enjoy the holidays–even when flying solo

Dec. 6, 2013—anet McCutchen of Work-Life Connections/EAP interviews Judith Akin, Work-Life Connections/EAP consulting psychiatrist, about ways to enjoy the Holidays – even if you are spending them away from family and friends

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