Posts Tagged 'Psychiatrist in plano tx'

Getting The Most Out Of Women’s Group Therapy Sessions

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GrouptherapyWhen a tragedy occurs or we encounter difficult periods in our lives, the healthy thing to do is to seek professional help from a qualified mental health therapist. Having a professional to talk to who can help us work out our issues will help us heal and become stronger people. In addition, many people ...

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Three Scary Facts

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Reflected_sadnessThis week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the goal of which is to bring awareness to the physical and psychological toll eating disorders take on those who are affected. Despite the formation of groups like the NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association), there are still many misconceptions about these diseases. For example, some ...

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Mental Health And The Heart

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February is American Heart Month, a time set aside to raise awareness of heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men, so it’s very important to be aware of how to take care our hearts. And while most people ...

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Lesser Known Signs of ADHD

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a common condition that affects both children and adults. Most people have heard of ADHD and its common symptoms: inability to focus, being easily distracted and having difficulty finishing tasks. These symptoms can be treated with regular visits to your Orange ...

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Five Common Triggers Of Bipolar Disorder Mood Swings

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Vincent_Willem_van_Gogh_002Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that is characterized by its mood swings. A person with bipolar disorder will experience alternating “highs” (periods of mania) and “lows” (periods of depression). The highs and lows can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks or even months, depending on the person and ...

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Autistic Brains Are Active, Even At Rest

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The results of a new study have shown that brain activity among autistic children is significantly more active while at rest than that of non-autistic children—on average, 42%. The study, which was published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, was a followup to a previous finding that brain connections are different in autistic children. The results showed that autistic children’s brains generate much more information than those of non-autistic children.

The researchers believe this finding offers a scientific explanation for the ...

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The Bipolar Diet: Five Foods To Eat During Mania

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The best treatment plan for bipolar disorder includes a mixture of regular sessions with a mental health therapist, medication and a healthy lifestyle. Part of a healthy lifestyle includes a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. As we’ve previously mentioned, adding certain foods to your diet—as well as avoiding certain foods ...

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Alcoholism And Addiction: Dealing With Denial

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The power of denial is very strong. This is especially true when it comes to those addicted to alcohol or drugs. An addict can come up with a million excuses for why they use, and some of them sound real enough for them to believe it themselves. Unfortunately, you can’t force a person to start ...

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Ten Tips For Your First Therapy Session

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GrouptherapyBeginning treatment with a mental health therapist can be extremely nerve-wracking. After all, you’re about to divulge a lot of information about your personal life with a stranger. If you’ve never been to any kind of therapy before, you may have no idea what to expect or have a preconceived notion that causes you ...

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Autism’s Impact Affected By Sensory Integration

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4146730230_b3a38326a2Children with autism are often faced with sensory processing issues. Every autism specialist has struggled to understand the sensory tricks the condition can play on children’s minds. Now, a newly released study may have the answer: children with autism spectrum disorders have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears.

The study, published ...

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Do You Know A Narcissist?

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There are plenty of arrogant people in the world, but having an inflated sense of self worth does not make someone a narcissist. A selfish person puts their own needs and desires first without taking others into consideration. But narcissists cut others off, become emotionally isolated and lose all ability to feel empathy for others. While narcissism typically results from a traumatic event, it can still be difficult to understand.

Some symptoms of narcissism include:

  • Believing that he or she is special ...
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Perimenopause May Increase Depression Risk In Women

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Before women begin menopause, they tend to experience perimenopause. This is the time in life when menstrual periods begin to slow down and eventually stop, usually affecting them between the ages of 45 and 55. Because of all the reproduction-related hormonal changes that happen, perimenopausal women have an increased risk of depression. This is ...

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