Postpartum Depression What You Need to Know
Anxiety: One of the Miseries of Existence by Dr. Rudy Nydegger
Everyone has felt nervous, anxious, on edge, frightened, or worried at some point in time, and none of us enjoy feeling like this. As unpleasant as these feelings might be, most of us can cope effectively with the feelings and the situations that evoke them—at least most of the time. However, for some people these feelings can be so intense and intrusive that they interfere with their life and happiness.Read More
Understanding Combat PTSD as a Learned Response by Dr. Dena Calabrese
For returning OEF/OIF combat veterans, a diagnosis of PTSD can contribute to a wide range of emotional reactions, ranging from relief to shame. Educating the individual on their PTSD diagnosis is the beginning of an often long journey to recovery. However, it may also be the most essential.Read More
Habits for Healthy Sleep by Dr. Jackie Henry
People may experience sleep difficulties due to many factors including inconsistent bedtimes and wake-times, poor sleep hygiene (not creating an environment conducive to sleep) or overall mental well-being.Read More
Healthcare Topics & Issues
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.
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.
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.
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.