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Patients as Self-Advocates by Dr. Julie Radico

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Building Resilience, Caregiving, Eating Habits, The Wire, Women’s Health |

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a great time to encourage all individuals to be their own advocate when meeting with their medical providers. Individuals with mental health concerns often present them in primary care and this can be an important first step in receiving the right treatment.

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The Role of Psychology in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease by Kathryn Wyman-Chick

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Anxiety, Chronic Illness, Depression, Learning Challenges, Sleep & Parasomnias, The Wire |

Often when we think of Parkinson’s disease, we think of the physical aspects of the disease including tremor, balance problems, and slowed movements. However, it is not uncommon for patients with Parkinson’s disease to experience changes in mood and/or thinking as the disease progresses.

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How to Effectively Communicate with your Teen by Dr. Larry F. Waldman

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Anger Management, Caregiving, Culture & Society, Marriage & Family, Parenting, The Wire |

Many parents struggle with conversing with their adolescent. Attempts at communication often result in yelling, slamming doors, feelings of resentment, and a sense of hopelessness that issues can be resolved. Below are nine strategies to enhance communication with your teen.

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