Suburban Research Associates Blog

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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Maintaining Mental Health in a Post-Pandemic World

As things begin to return to some degree of “normalcy”, we must also acknowledge that for some, things may not necessarily return to what many consider normal. The pandemic alone has affected mental health in various ways. Being cut off from the things you enjoy, social isolation, grief, loss, and even trauma, have hit many …

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Unpacking PTSD

You have probably heard of the condition Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as being common among Veteran’s or those who have endured life-threatening traumatic events. While those events can commonly cause the development of PTSD, it is often much more than that. There are a wide variety of traumatic events that could pave the way for …

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Mental Health Beneath the Surface

You’ve heard us talk about mental health, mental health awareness, and the stigma surrounding it; however, there is still so much to uncover on this subject. In light of Mental Health Awareness Month being right around the corner, we wanted to talk all about it! Firstly, let’s start by distinguishing mental health and mental illness. …

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April is Stress Awareness Month

In observance of Stress Awareness Month, we wanted to talk about stress, stress management, and mental health. Let’s face it. We all have stress; whether it be work stress, academic stress, or just general life stressors that people experience. When stress becomes chronic or coincides with another mental health condition, it can feel overbearing and …

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Managing Mental Health in a Changing Society

Managing Mental Health in Today’s Changing Society

Mental health has always been an incredibly imperative, but often overlooked, area of overall well-being due to stigma, fear of judgement, shame, etc. However, it is becoming an even more pressing topic and area of concern for many in society today, especially within the past year. So many things have changed for people; many were …

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Depression and Major Depressive Disorder

Depression and Major Depressive Disorder

You have probably heard the term “depression” before. Maybe you associate depression with sadness, or just feeling generally down or blue. While that is definitely part of it, it is certainly not the whole picture. Depression can manifest in different ways and each person may experience depression differently. For instance, for some it may come …

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Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Month

Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Month

Fragile X Syndrome is a complex disorder. In observance of Fragile X Awareness Month, we wanted to spread some information about the syndrome to create a better understanding for those unaffected and increase awareness. Fragile X Syndrome occurs when a full mutation of the gene FMR1 is present. This causes different symptoms for all those …

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Suburban Research Associates Response to Racial Injustice

Suburban Research Associates Response to Racial Injustice

In light of the recent acts of racial injustice towards George Floyd and many others, the critical conversation regarding the ongoing matter of racism and racial injustice in our society has been renewed. We understand this is an incredibly tough time and sensitive topic for many. We hear you and we are here for you. …

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