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What is Social Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms, and Coping Methods

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Social situations, especially new and unfamiliar ones, can sometimes make you feel nervous. You might feel a little nervous giving an important presentation at work or giving a speech at a conference. You might also feel nervous going to a party with people you don’t know or going on a date. These situations tend to…

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How Social Media is Affecting Your Body Image

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Social media is a significant part of today’s culture, with approximately 3.6 billion users worldwide. It’s used for a number of reasons today – connection, keeping up with friends and family, influencers, workout tips, food recipes, photography, makeup tutorials, gardening hacks, and the list goes on and on. With all of the good that comes…

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Navigating the Stresses of Parenting During Summer

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Gone are the days when parents would let their children roam the neighborhood searching for summertime adventures with friends, not coming home until the street lights turned on. Unfortunately, our world today looks vastly different as parents tend to become more stressed and anxious  during the summer months. Today’s world expects parents to work as…

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What is Gaslighting?

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When someone upsets you and you confront them, do you ever walk out feeling like you were wrong even though it was the other person’s fault? Or get blamed for someone else’s action after an argument because the story was told differently than how you remember it? Did you ever wonder, “If I am the…

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What is Dysthymia?

Life is tough and it’s nearly impossible to stay positive all the time. However, if you have been losing interest in normal activities and feeling gloomy for not just weeks, but years, you may be experiencing dysthymia. Oftentimes referred to as persistent depressive disorder, dysthymia is a chronic, long-term form of depression. It may come…

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All About Treatment Resistant Depression

Depression isn’t fun – and it takes time and care to find ways of easing your symptoms. It usually takes a few tries to find a treatment, or combination of treatments, that work for you.  Taking an antidepressant or going to mental health treatment eases depression symptoms for most individuals. After multiple efforts of trial…

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New Spravato Treatment for Depression at Harmony Bay Wellness

Patients with treatment-resistant depression are finding relief with Spravato and we’re excited to introduce Spravato treatment at Harmony Bay. Spravato (Esketamine) is an FDA-approved prescription nasal spray that can be used with an oral antidepressant. It’s administered by licensed medical professionals in our Harmony Bay offices. Since Spravato is for individuals with major depressive disorder,…

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What Does a Bipolar Specialist Do?

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A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating a variety of mental health disorders. A bipolar specialist is a psychiatrist who chooses to focus on the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorders (aka bipolar affective disorder or manic depression). To become a bipolar specialist, the psychiatrist must complete additional training that…

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Ways to Support Someone With Depression

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According to the most recent information from Our World in Data, which was collected in 2017, depression affects 264 million people around the globe. Depression causes a tremendous amount of pain for the sufferer as well as his or her loved ones. Many times, while in the throes of depression, the sufferer finds it difficult to see…

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Postpartum Depression

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What is postpartum depression? Having a baby can be an exciting time. However, as exciting as the journey may be, it can also be difficult for some mothers. Between physical, hormonal, and emotional changes, and learning how to care for a new baby, it’s normal to experience some changes along the way. Your life is…

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