Managing Anxiety About Coronavirus

Managing Anxiety About Coronavirus

Managing Anxiety About Coronavirus It feels impossible to turn on the news these days without hearing about the novel coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19. This is especially true in Florida since several confirmed cases have been reported in the state. With so much alarming information in the news today related to the coronavirus, it is natural that you may be feeling alarmed, anxious or…

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5 Things To Do If Your Child is Diagnosed with ADHD

5 Things To Do If Your Child is Diagnosed with ADHD According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 9% of all children are diagnosed with ADHD. When it’s your child faced with the diagnosis, it can feel like the whole world revolves around ADHD and its symptoms. While it may feel overwhelming right after the diagnosis, your family can come…

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How Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Became So Effective

How Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Became So Effective Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is one of the many types of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that can help people who are living with mental illness. Typically, DBT involves one-on-one talk therapy sessions with a trained therapist. However, some patients also benefit from group sessions. Although DBT is primarily a treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), that is not…

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5 Tips for Smoking Cessation

5 Tips for Smoking Cessation Approximately one in every five deaths each year are related to smoking. In fact, smoking cigarettes can decrease a person’s expected life span by a full decade. With statistics like this, it’s no wonder many people want to quit smoking. However, smoking cessation is rarely--if ever--as simple as reading a scary statistic and setting down the cigarettes for life.…

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Preparing Yourself for Neuropsychological Testing

Preparing Yourself for Neuropsychological Testing Neuropsychological testing has been around in some form since the 1950s, when brain imaging became possible. This medical service looks at the ways a person’s physical brain and psychology interact with one another. With this type of testing, psychiatrists can better understand and treat patients with disorders such as: Multiple sclerosis Mood disorders Developmental disorders and delays Memory Loss…

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Does Your Mental Health Medication Need an Adjustment?

Does Your Mental Health Medication Need an Adjustment? If you take medication for a mental health disorder, you are far from alone. An estimated one out of every six American adults takes a psychiatric medication. These drugs include antidepressants, stimulants, antipsychotics, and anti-anxiety medications. Psychiatric medications can be important and even life-saving. They can provide much-needed relief, especially when therapy alone is not enough.…

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How Anxiety Affects the LGBTQ Community

How Anxiety Affects the LGBTQ Community Although attitudes toward the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community have shifted dramatically in recent years, people with these identities continue to face discrimination and harassment throughout the country. As such, the rates of mental illness are higher among the LGBTQ community than the general public. In addition to other mental illnesses, people in the LGBTQ…

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Understanding Social Anxiety

Understanding Social Anxiety The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates that 15 million adults in the country live with a mental health condition called social anxiety, or social phobia. People with social anxiety feel so afraid of what others think that they avoid social contact as much as possible. This life-altering condition is one of the most diagnosed anxiety disorders in the country,…

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Coping with Health Anxiety

Coping with Health Anxiety Whether you’re waiting for important blood test results or coping with challenging physical symptoms, it can be easy to get anxious about your health. Long nights looking up symptoms on the internet and obsessing over every physical sensation may be a sign of health anxiety disorder. Such patients may feel a strange pain and immediately assume they have a serious…

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Understanding OCD and Comorbid Disorders

Understanding OCD and Comorbid Disorders Sometimes, people with OCD also get diagnosed with other mental health conditions, called comorbid disorders. In fact, a reported 90 percent of people with OCD have comorbid disorders such as: Depression and other mood disorders Anxiety disorders Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Eating disorders These are just some examples of common OCD comorbid disorders that…

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