Archive of ‘Stress’ category

Is Trying To Get Pregnant Ruining My Sex Life?

Sex, Conception, and Relationships When you’re not trying to have a baby, sex can be exciting, spontaneous, romantic, fun … and, well, SEX! When you’re trying to conceive, however, sometimes, it can be quite a different story. If this is the first month you’ve decided to “try”, you may experience new feelings around sex. If […] Read more…

Getting Your “Vitamin ZZZ”: 5 Tips To Help You Fall Asleep & Stay Asleep

Research continues to demonstrate that proper and sufficient sleep is correlated with just about every positive health outcome, including living longer! If you suffer from any other mental health problem (including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PMDD) you probably *already* know that your mental health condition gets worse when you’re not sleeping well. You may be […] Read more…

Ending Toxic Relationships Now

A toxic relationship is a relationship that is emotionally damaging to at least one partner. Toxic relationships deplete you of your energy, infuse you with negativity, bring unnecessary drama or conflict to your life, trigger feelings of low self-esteem, insecurity, resentment, or frustration. Toxic relationships stifle your personal growth, make you feel less than, or […] Read more…

Telehealth is Here…Remote Video Sessions for Psychiatry.

Please watch this video to learn all about Telehealth. This includes wellness care and Psychiatry visits, now being offered at Dr. Itzkoff’s. If you have questions about telepsychiatry and wellness contact me at Amanda.itzkoff@gmail.com. If you would like to schedule your appointment today, for an in person or tele health consult contact me at 917-609-4990! […] Read more…

Students: 10 Tips For Managing The Stress From Finals.

Recent studies show that more than 65% of students feel high to extreme levels of stress. If you’re a current student, this probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise. It might seem that every spare minute (and even minutes you cant spare) is spent worrying – about your current assignments, about your future plans, […] Read more…

Jennie Byrne, Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill

Guest Video Blog: Conflict Resolution in 6 Easy Steps.

This week we are sharing a video on conflict resolution from an esteemed colleague, Dr. Jennie Byrne of Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. These steps are simple and can be used at home or at work. Please let us know if you find this helpful or have any additional questions. I’d love […] Read more…

Suicide Prevention: The Essential Role Played By Health Care Providers

Suicide prevention is possible. Additionally, studies show that health care providers can have a much greater influence on preventing suicide than what is typically understood or assumed. In fact, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, almost half (45%) of individuals who die by suicide have visited a primary care provider […] Read more…

Stop Negative Thinking in Seconds. Here are 10 Ideas.

It can be quite easy to get sucked into patterns of negative thinking. And, while we all know that negative thinking leads us down the wrong road, sometimes it is not so easy to stop it. This article will give you 10 quick and simple ways to start this important shift away from the negative […] Read more…

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4 Tips for Beating Holiday Stress

The holidays are often synonymous with stress, making them more difficult to enjoy. For some, family causes the added stress and, for others, the season itself is to blame. Whether you’re in the first category, the last, or another, you don’t have to suffer through the holidays with added stress. Here are 4 tips to […] Read more…

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10 Tips to Surviving the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and so is the stress of planning and preparing. It’s common for people to feel anxious, stressed, and even depressed this time of year. These feelings are often compounded if you dealt with a hardship earlier in the year, such as a death or divorce. Keep these 10 tips in […] Read more…

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