Posts Tagged 'plano psychiatry'

Understanding The Stages Of Eating Disorder Recovery

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Recovery from an eating disorder is a long process that requires professional help from a mental health therapist or perhaps even a team of professionals. It’s not uncommon for the recovering person to feel uncertain about their progress, and sometimes it takes more than one attempt to stop the disordered behaviors.

Friends and family who were initially supportive can sometimes grow frustrated, unintentionally hurting ...

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Invisible Risk Factors May Lead To Teen Mental Illness

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1In order for teenagers to be their healthiest physically and most alert, it’s important to encourage things like a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, getting plenty of exercise and limiting exposure to media use. And now, a new European study has found that adolescents with high media use, reduced sleep and low levels of physical activity make up an “invisible risk group” with a ...

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Childhood Bullying Could Result In Psychosis

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Childhood bullying is a real problem in our country. According to Bullyingstatistics.org, an estimated one in four children is bullied at school on a regular basis. While childhood bullies are far from new, there are few studies that have been done to determine just how much being bullied as a child will impact that person as an adult. But now, a ...

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Repeated Blows To The Head In Sports Can Cause Brain Changes

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newport beach sports psychiatryAs this year’s football season draws closer to its end, professional players will get a chance to rest and recuperate for awhile. Unfortunately, they may not be the same as they were when the season started. A new study shows that repeated blows to the head during a season of contact sports may cause changes in the brain’s white matter that ...

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How Daylight Changes Affect Mental Health

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It may have seemed like a dream come true gaining an extra hour of sleep over the weekend. But academic research shows that losing an hour of daylight can be linked to negative effects on both the mind and body. The change in time can lead to disturbed sleep patterns, seasonal depression and obesity. Those who are already prone to depression are encouraged to contact their Orange County psychiatrist.

Even when the clocks change by only an hour, circadian misalignment ...

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National Depression Screening Day is October 11

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Since October is Depression Awareness Month, the goal within the health community is to spread knowledge and understanding to the general public. Depression affects around 19 million American adults every year,  some of which may go untreated otherwise. Anyone who thinks they may have depression is highly encouraged to participate in National Depression Screening Day on October 11.

Health screenings provide a quick and simple way to spot the first signs of serious illness. Clinical depression is a common mental illness, ...

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Oxytocin for Autism?

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According to a review article in the September Harvard Review of Psychiatry, the hormone oxytocin may play a role in autism treatment, as well as the treatment of schizophrenia. While the evidence is still in its preliminary stages, it is encouraging. Oxytocin is a neuropeptide hormone, most known for its role in initiating labor and breast milk flow in pregnant women. The news is exciting for autism specialists and other mental health therapists who specialize ...

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Top 10 Tips for Healthy Mental Aging

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September is National Healthy Aging Month. And while the world wide web is flooded with tips on how to prevent the physical aging process, as the popular expression goes, “Aging is all in your mind.” Healthy mental aging is just as important as keeping wrinkles at bay. Here is a list of 10 tips for healthy mental aging:

1. Exercise. Physical activity increases oxygen-rich blood flow to your brain, essential for keeping it young. Older adults who exercise are 60% less ...

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Minority Children Less Likely to be Diagnosed with ADHD

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Recent studies indicate that minority children are less likely than Caucasian children to be diagnosed with both ADHD and autism, two conditions that directly affect behavior and social skills. Both ADHD and autism will have a dramatic impact on how well they do in school. Since there are many minority children in the Dallas area, this is certainly a local issue. Seeing a California psychiatrist for proper diagnosis is crucial.

The rate of autism in children of all races is ...

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The Dangers of Process Addictions

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A process addiction is an addiction to a compulsive behavior. Common process addictions include compulsive gambling, spending addictions, sexual addictions and eating disorders. Many people are embarrassed to admit they may have a process addiction because they think they should be able to stop their behavior at will. But process addictions have serious dangers, and anyone who suspects they might have a compulsive habit should contact a mental health therapist right away.

Current research supports the theory that process addictions ...

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What To Do If You Suspect Your Loved One Has Borderline Personality Disorder

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Since no two people are alike, maintaining even the healthiest relationships can be challenging. But when someone you love acts unstable and impulsive to the point where you suspect they have Borderline Personality Disorder, being a good friend or partner can seem impossible. An estimated ten million Americans—about the population of New York City—have BPD, so it surely affects many people in the Dallas area. If you suspect that someone you love has BPD, call a Orange County psychiatrist ...

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Study Finds Possible Link Between Autism and Induced Labor

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The world of child psychiatry is abuzz with news of a recent study that may link induced labor to an increased risk of autism. Since doctors and scientists have been on a continuous quest to find the cause, the findings from this study may be beneficial.

The study was conducted by researchers at Duke University and the University of Michigan and published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The conclusion was reached after researchers reviewed birth records of 625,000 ...

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