Archive of ‘Psychiatry’ category

Seasonal Affective Disorder: The Impact Autumn and Winter can Have on Your Health

  The autumn and winter seasons are looked forward to with great anticipation by many as the weather gets cooler and a new host of responsibilities kick-off in September. With the holiday season to look forward to it’s often a season people find to be motivating, uplifting and comforting. There are however many who look […] Read more…

Back to School Blues: Battling Depression & Anxiety in College Students on Campus

Most college students have returned to classes and for many going ‘back to school’ is an exciting and optimistic time full of ambition and new opportunities. But for some students, heading back to school after an extended break is a daunting transition to navigate. The structured routines, academic challenges and apprehension about their peers can […] Read more…

Staying Sane: Anxiety and Achievement

Keeping sane in a world where the demands and pressures from academics, sports, and socializing weigh heavily on parents and children alike, is no small task.  Sadly, the maxim that having more means wanting or needing more seems to have taken root.  It is easy enough to say to a relative or friend to pursue […] Read more…

5 Ways to Stop Overthinking

Sometimes our thoughts have a mind of their own and cause us to think too much about some things. It could be something that happened five years ago or a silly mistake that was made 10 minutes ago. Sometimes our brain just won’t let it go. Here are 5 ways to help you stop overthinking. […] Read more…

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What Dogs Can Teach Us About Mindfulness

Pets have a unique way of helping us cope with many things life throws at us. It’s inherent in them to love us unconditionally and to always remain by our side. Some research even suggests that having pets can help reduce stress. Today, I’m going to explain to you what your dog can teach you […] Read more…

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3 Steps to a Happy Marriage

All relationships take hard work, dedication, and commitment. Making the decision to get married means you’ve made a commitment to your partner to love and support one another, especially in times of struggle. Here are three steps to a happy marriage. 1. Be Friends It’s easy to forget who your spouse is especially when life […] Read more…

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6 Tips to Learn to Love Yourself

We are often too self-critical, and sometimes our inner voice, too, is down right mean. It is time for us to stop being so hard on ourselves and for our inner voice to be loving instead of critical. Here are a few tips to change that self-loathing inner voice to a self-loving voice: We’re often […] Read more…

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Self-Harm: You’re Not Alone

There are a number of circumstances that may lead you or someone you love to harm themselves (or engage in what psychiatrists sometimes cal self injurious behavior or SIB) Today’s post will talk about what self-harm is exactly, why you or your loved one may be self-harming, and what you can do. It’s important to […] Read more…

Self Care: Yes YOU!

In addition to any professional treatment you may receive (such as psychotherapy and/or medication) designing and implementing a personal “self-care” plan is essential to your long term mental health. Self-care refers to activities or practices you engage in on a regular and consistent basis that reduce stress and enhance both short-term and long-term well-being and […] Read more…

Suicide Prevention: Know The Warning Signs

It is essential to understand the signs and symptoms of increased suicide risk. I am writing this article because September is National Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month. In future blog posts, I will be writing a series on how to properly open a conversation with someone who is potentially suicidal. I will also discuss how […] Read more…

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