Finding the Right Psychiatrist for You
Finding the right psychiatrist is one of the most important decisions you can make. It affects the quality of care you receive and the potential success of your treatment. There are important considerations when choosing a mental health specialist. Where Do You Start? The first thing you can do is ask your primary care doctor, […]
Why Would I Be Referred to a Psychiatrist?
A primary care doctor is usually a patient’s first point of contact when experiencing symptoms of a medical condition. Primary care physicians receive training to provide general healthcare for the full range of acute and chronic health issues, including mental health problems. Part of a primary care physician’s fundamental function is to establish care coordination […]
Panic Attacks: What You Need to Know
Panic attacks are defined as sudden, often immobilizing surges of fear that elicit physical reactions despite the absence of real, imminent danger or tangible cause. Panic attacks are, in essence, the body’s exaggerated response to otherwise innocuous situations. Panic attacks can occur anytime and cause the person to think they’re losing control, having a heart […]
OCD and Me: Living with the Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a form of anxiety disorder characterized by obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions come in the form of intrusive thoughts or mental images, which can cause anxiety and distress. To soothe these obsessions, the person engages in compulsive acts that can become repetitive. There are many myths about OCD. Many people like to […]
Major Psychiatric Disorder: Is It Time to Book an Appointment with Your Local Psychiatrist?
A psychiatric disorder is characterized by dysfunctional thought patterns, moods, or behaviors that can be severe and persistent in nature. A psychiatric disorder doesn’t just dissipate; it needs proper intervention to be effectively managed, as it can greatly affect your quality of life and increase your risk of pain, disability, loss of freedom, or death. […]
Substance Abuse Has No Age Limits
Substance abuse can be a sensitive topic, but it affects more people than you think. According to the World Health Organization, over 35 million people worldwide suffer from substance use disorder (SUD). This condition affects teens, young adults, and even the elderly. Risks to Substance Abuse Here are some of the factors which pose risks […]
Tips for Dealing with Anxiety on Holidays
Let’s face it – any holiday can be a stressful time for many of us. From the gift-buying to the preparation to having just the right clothes for the occasion, it can be overwhelming – especially if you already have anxiety. Fortunately, special holidays can be a little less hectic and stressful if you just […]