Suburban Research Associates Blog

Minority Mental Health Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Month. You hear us talk about the importance of mental health, seeking help when needed, and our mission to stomp out the stigmas surrounding mental health and seeking care. However, part of that involves recognizing that there are numerous communities that feel left out of these conversations, such as …

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Definitions and Symptoms of PTSD: PTSD can develop in any individual who has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event including but not limited to, combat/war, rape, accident, death, serious injury, violence, assault, etc. However, not everyone who experiences these events will develop PTSD. PTSD develops when a person has persistent intrusive thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks, feeling …

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Pediatric Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

What Is ADD/ADHD? ADD and ADHD stand for Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In children and pediatrics, it can often be hard to decipher what is normal child behavior and what could potentially constitute a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD. Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis When determining whether a child has ADD or …

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What is Adjustment Disorder?

In light of recently beginning enrollment for one of our newest studies, Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety; we thought we’d share a little bit more with you about what an Adjustment Disorder (AjD) actually is. Put simply, Ajd occurs when one experiences a significant amount of distress following a stressful life event. Although Ajd can look …

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Mental Health, the Holiday Season, and the New Year!

For many people, the holiday season and the start of a new year can be a time of happiness and joy. However, it can also be a source of stress, anxiety, depression, or grief for others. We wanted to take a minute to acknowledge and discuss some ways to manage mental health during this time. …

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Month

November is national Alzheimer’s Disease month. While we do not currently have any enrolling studies for Alzheimer’s Disease, we so have one that will be opening in early 2022 and we offer free memory screenings to the community for those 50+ years old who are worried about memory issues. Alzheimer’s Disease as defined by the …

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National Depression Education and Awareness Month

October is National Depression Education and Awareness Month. If you have been following our blogs and social media post, spreading awareness and education on depression is a common topic. You may have even seen our post on Depression and Major Depressive Disorder. We wanted to dig even deeper into the education and awareness aspects of …

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Migraines: More Than Just A Headache

Most of us have heard of migraines before; however, people often associate migraines as being equivalent to headaches. While they do have similarities, migraines and headaches are actually quite different. Migraines are not only a much more severe type of headache, but also often come with a host of other symptoms that can significantly affect …

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Clinical Trials Versus Standard Treatment

When you hear the term “clinical trial” or “research study”, you may have questions about what exactly they entail compared to your standard treatment options. In a previous blog post, we talked about demystifying clinical trials and addressed some of the widely believed myths around participating in them. In this blog post, we will talk …

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What is Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)?

As we have recently begun enrolling for our new social anxiety disorder study, we thought we would share a little more about what SAD actually is. When people hear the term social anxiety disorder or SAD, they may think of someone who is just extremely shy or has a strong dislike for public speaking. However, …

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