Category Archives: General Psychiatry

Effects of Alcohol Abuse – Get Help Now

“Nearly 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States.” -National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism As the stressors of everyday life increase, it is important to take a look at your outlets for relief to be sure… Read more »

Dealing with a Difficult Teenager

“In the next twenty-four hours, 1,439 teens will attempt suicide.” “In the next twenty-four hours, 15,006 teens will use drugs for the first time.” -TeenHelp Teenagers are beautifully unique, each possessing a different mindset, honing a different skill set and cultivating different goals and dreams for the future. For some, that same glorious, shining future… Read more »

What is EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy treatment that allows individuals to heal from the physical symptoms, sensations and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories to bring these to a resolution. EMDR therapy shows that the… Read more »

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Understanding OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that is defined by repetitive behaviors involved in reducing anxiety, as well as intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety, or both. Day-to-day functioning can be difficult for someone with OCD since the symptoms of this disorder can be life-encompassing and seem inescapable. Statistics indicate that 1–3% of… Read more »

Ways to Improve Mental Health

"Every day begins with an act of courage and hope." Do you remember the very first time you consciously recognized that you or someone close to you had depression? It happens to us all, we get down in the dumps sometimes, but some individuals experience much more severe symptoms of depression than others. Far too… Read more »

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