Category Archives: General Psychiatry

Dealing with Parenting Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season is magical for children but creating that fantasy and joy can actually cause unimaginable stress on parents. With longer breaks from school, large family dinners and gift-giving, it can be a time-consuming and financially difficult time. In order to keep the joy alive for children and family, one or two parents may… Read more »

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10th. Although this day is dedicated to the importance of raising awareness about mental health, awareness is important every day. Unfortunately, often stigmas exist because of the lack of conversation regarding mental health. With approximately 1 in 5 adults experiencing mental illness in the US, it affects… Read more »

Mental Health Tips for College Students

College is the first time most young people will live by themselves and experience true independence. The idea of no curfews, shorter class time and weekend parties may sound exciting, but more often than not, independence can be a daunting idea. When anxiety and the stress of growing up kicks in, it is important to… Read more »

Alcohol Abuse: The Steps Toward Recovery

Drinking is recreational for many people, but not for everyone. As the weather warms up and summer days last longer, the cool wines and cocktails make more frequent appearances at summer gatherings and BBQs. Unfortunately, for some, alcohol consumption surpasses what can be categorized as recreational or even social. In fact, 16 million people in… Read more »

Schizoaffective Disorder and Its Types

Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic mental condition that is defined by both psychotic symptoms, like delusions and hallucinations, and mood swings. There are two types of schizoaffective disorders, bipolar (or mixed type) and depressive (or mania type). Schizoaffective disorder is difficult to diagnose because it can often be mistaken for similar mental illnesses, such as… Read more »