Postpartum Depression What You Need to Know
Patients as Self-Advocates by Dr. Julie Radico
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.Read More
The Role of Psychology in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease by Kathryn Wyman-Chick
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.Read More
Psychotherapy: Sticking With It by Dr. Joshua K. Swift
Psychotherapy works! Thousands of empirical studies have clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of this form of treatment for many different mental, behavioral, and general health problems and concerns.Read More
Healthcare Topics & Issues
It is natural to be concerned when you see your child struggling with focus and attention. Before jumping to conclusions, take some time to survey your child’s environment.
Grandparents play a special part in the children’s lives, and these relationships are eagerly sought once children are developmentally ready for connection beyond the basic child-parent bonds.
Whether you feel stuck in a relationship, a repeated behavior, or another particular life situation, it isn’t hard to feel hopeless when you sense you need to break out of a pattern and don’t know how.
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.
The Importance of Visibility: Recognizing Bisexuality in the LGBTQIA Community By Madeline E. B. Wesh, PsyD
Despite being a recognized term for over 100 years, those who identify as bisexual still face rejection and stigmatization. Bisexuals are regularly pressed to “pick a side,” and often, bisexual identity is simply erased because society tends to assume the sexual orientation of others based upon the partners with whom they are seen.
The human race is currently partaking in an unprecedented, massive experiment. People, in a short period of time, have almost completely changed how their lives are structured and researchers have only recently begun to examine the results.
This conversation is one we want to avoid because it always feels too soon until it’s too late. So what is this conversation? It’s the conversation about end of life- a discussion you should begin for yourself and those you love whatever your age or medical condition