Posts Tagged ‘amanda itzkoff’

social media and mental health

How is Social Media Impacting Your Mental Health?

The prevalence of social media among all age groups has created a host of potential problems associated with dependency and abuse.  While Millennials may be the first generation to not have any awareness of life without social media, all age groups and generations are using social media in various ways.  Balancing the positive social benefits […] Read more…

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New Year’s Resolutions: The trite tradition that could have implications for your mental health

The ritual of renewal known as the New Year’s resolution is a difficult process for some people, and even this seemingly innocuous process can have implications for your mental health and well-being.  Lots of people create ambitious resolutions, but research suggests that resolutions with focused, actionable goals have the best chance of succeeding.  Making New […] Read more…

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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…

suboxone treatment

Suboxone Treatment: What You Need to Know

Seeking treatment for any addiction takes tremendous courage. Addiction to opiates is a national crisis, and a crisis for any family. Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) treatment is thought to be the most effective available option for opiate use disorders. So, what do you need to know about suboxone and suboxone treatment to decide if it’s right for […] Read more…

PPD

Men Experience Postnatal Depression, Too!

You’ve been preparing for the birth of your baby for 9 months. You’ve read all the books, designed the nursery, picked out the name, and bought the cutest clothes imaginable. You may even be somewhat prepared for postpartum depression, but are you prepared for paternal postpartum depression? What is Paternal Postpartum Depression (PPD)? Paternal postpartum […] 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…

pain medication addiction

Why is it So Hard To Stop Using Pain Medications and What You Can Do About It?

While the vast majority of people who rely on prescription painkillers do so as directed and don’t develop any issues, studies show that as many as 6000 people per day start using them non-medically. In this post I want to discuss several subjects…among them: Where is the line between appropriate use and addiction? What are […] Read more…

Binge eating disorder

5 Facts about Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder (BED) is one of the most common eating disorders and one that has taken the longest to be formally represented amongst the community. In fact, it wasn’t listed in the DSM-5 until 2013, despite millions of people who suffer from BED. Binge eating disorder is defined as consuming large amounts of food […] 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…

love yourself

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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