Mental Health and the New Year

As the New Year approaches, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed, fearful, sad, anxiety-ridden, depressed, or a mix of these emotions. The end of a long year and the start of a new one can be a lot to process. It is ok to feel whatever it is you are feeling. We wanted to take …

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Grief and the Holidays

Grief is prevalent all year round, but the holidays can increase feelings of grief and sadness significantly. This is because many people used to spend time with the loved ones they’ve lost during the holiday season, made memories, or had annual traditions that may have faded. If you are struggling with these feelings, you are …

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Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria in Clinical Research

Have you ever applied for a research study only to be told you were not eligible? While this can be incredibly frustrating, there are valid reasons for this that we wanted to touch on. This is something that comes up in our practice daily as a clinical research site. We must assess each potential patient …

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What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

When people think of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), things like excessive hand-washing, or neatness/cleanliness, perfection come to mind. While these traits may be present in some people with OCD, there is a lot more to it. The way OCD manifests is different for every person who has it. What is OCD? The definition of OCD, …

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Mental and Physical Health: What’s the Connection?

What does it really mean when we say that mental health and physical health are interconnected, and why is it so important? These questions are multi-layered and go beyond what a single article can cover, but to put simply, our mental health can have a powerful impact on our bodies, and our physical health can …

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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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