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Mental Health

FamilyMental Health
April 22, 2019

Post-Partum Depression: You Are Not Alone

Many women struggle with adjusting to motherhood following the birth of a child. Not all women are prepared for the major changes that come with the new role of parenting. Some have difficulty balancing old roles such as at work or in relationships and the new demands of caring for…
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Mental Health
April 9, 2019

Anxiety: Common and Treatable

Anxiety is a very common and very human experience. So common in fact that all human beings experience some degree of anxiety. But there is a distinct difference between anxiety as a brief, understandable concern that occurs when thinking about the future (such as an exam, bills, or a life…
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Mental Health
February 20, 2019

The Basics of Mindfulness

Over the years mindfulness has become more common in our society. There are apps to guide us through the practice and it is even being integrated in schools to help teach kids how to manage emotions and stress. But what is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of being both aware…
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MedicationMental Health
January 19, 2019

Are You SAD?

Do any of these sound like you during the winter months? Have a depressed mood more days than not Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you once enjoyed Increase in appetite, especially for carbohydrates Increased sleep Loss of energy or increased fatigue despite extra sleep Increase in restlessness or…
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Mental Health
October 18, 2018

Suicide: A Psychiatrist’s Perspective

We have recently heard news of high profile celebrities completing suicide. As tragic and eye opening as such news is, this psychiatrist’s opinion is that the discussion has been superficial and speculative. It also, rather unsatisfyingly, concludes by only offering up the national suicide hotline. What appears to missing from…
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FamilyMental HealthSchool
October 18, 2018

Is Smart the New Average?

You’ve heard it from friends, family, relatives, neighbors, other parents, teachers and you’ve possible said it yourself: “My kid is smart.” But what does smart mean?  What is it? How do you quantify it?  Depending on the context in which it is used, Merriam–Webster defines smart as an adjective, verb, and a noun;…
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FamilyMental HealthSubstance Use/Process Addiction
September 3, 2018

The Impact of Legalization on Health, Wellness, and Community

Marijuana is legal in many areas.  But some studies show a rise in some negative effects of use since legalization.  What can we learn from this?   Check  out Cyndi’s most recent article in GoodTherapy.org entitle, The Impact of Legalization on Health, Wellness, and Community.
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MedicationMental HealthSubstance Use/Process Addiction
June 6, 2018

Dr. Anand Answers Questions About Psychiatric Medications

Am I on the right medication? How do I know if it is working? These are among the most common questions I get asked by patients. Naturally it stems from people wanting to learn more about their medications, including how they work. I try to set up realistic expectations for…
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Mental HealthSubstance Use/Process Addiction
May 15, 2018

How Are You Feeling? Take a Minute to HALT for Your Health

Hungry, angry, lonely, or tired? Taking care of these needs when they arise helps us feel better physically but can also improve mental and emotional wellness.  Read Cyndi's most recent article in GoodTherapy.org entitled, How Are You Feeling? Take a Minute to HALT for Your Health.
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