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 the discussions is not the…Details
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; i.e. bright, knowledgeable, witty, clever.…Details
Over the counter medications (OTC’s): many of us have relied on them for day-to-day ailments. Be it for coughs, colds, headaches, fever, minor sprains, allergies, or aches and pains, we’ve all found ourselves meandering into our local pharmacy seeking relief from these minor but pesky symptoms. In fact, studies have revealed that around $116 Billion…Details
So your family and friends visit and tell you how sweet and precious they are; this little miracle, this bundle of joy, this beautiful child that depends on you for everything. They tell you how lucky you are and how you are going to embrace and love every moment as a parent, THEY lied they left out what…Details
Each of the 2018 Loudoun Chamber Finalists, responds to a series of questions about them and the practice, here is Cyndi Turner’s SpotlightDetails
My father’s Demons became my gift from God to help others like me. Before deciding whether to keep drinking or when enough is enough, read my story to understand what being the child of an alcoholic parent feels like. I took the rules from my traumatic childhood of abuse and addiction into Corporate America and…Details
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.
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 medication and of me as…Details
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.
Did you know that 1 in 3 teens will meet the diagnosis criteria for Anxiety by the age of 18? Many teens are faced with trying to balance school expectations, get into college, deal with pressures from family and friends, and plan for who they want to become as adults. Often times they are managing…Details