Category Archives: General Psychiatry

The Impact of Living Alone on Your Mental Health

In a recent study that was published in PLOS ONE Journal, researchers looked at the links between mental health and living by yourself. According to this study, living by yourself is linked to many common psychiatric issues including anxiety, mood disorders, and substance abuse issues. These are conditions that about one-third of people will face… Read more »

What is a Psychiatric Evaluation?

Much like getting an annual check-up with your general doctor, it is important and necessary, mental health should always be considered important and necessary - because it is. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD or some other symptoms you can’t describe, do not go through another day without seeing a therapist for a… Read more »

Common Myths and Facts About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a brain condition that causes alternating shifts in mood and energy from elation (mania or hypomania) to depression. Also referred to as manic-depressive illness, this disorder can affect one’s ability to carry out day-to-day activities. Although more people have an understanding of the existence of the disorder, there are still a number… Read more »

What does Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Treat?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy treats post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which occurs after traumatic experiences like military combat, physical and/or sexual assault, and car accidents. EMDR has also been used to treat patients with anxiety, stress, chronic pain, addictions and eating disorders. An EMDR session is approximately 50 minutes and involves a therapist… Read more »

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 »