Managing Mental Health Challenges During Thanksgiving in the Era of COVID

Thanksgiving is going to look much different this year. Due to COVID-19, large friends and family parties are being reduced to smaller get-togethers. Smaller gatherings mean more one on one time with loved ones that you’re probably already spending a majority of your time with. This year, it’s going to be extremely important to take…

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Understanding the Difference Between Depression and Anxiety

Perhaps the two most common mental health issues nearly everyone will experience in their lives is depression and anxiety. Often, the two conditions lead to the other. But depression and anxiety aren’t the same even if their symptoms may overlap. Knowing the difference between depression and anxiety is vital to maintaining and improving mental health.…

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Tips to Help Someone Going Through ADHD Treatment

If a family member starts numerous projects that he or she never finishes, seems to move from one job to the next and experiences frequent bouts of absentmindedness, he or she could have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is frequently misunderstood, which is why when friends and family members try to support their…

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What Does a Bipolar Specialist Do?

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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