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Making Resolutions – Psychiatry – New York City

According to Websters dictionary, a resolution is the act of finding an answer or a solution to a conflict or a problem. A "New Years Resolution" implies a promise and commitment that is made, starting on January 1st, to work toward a positive goal and/or mitigate a negative goal. Resolutions range across the world, and [...]

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5 Questions To Ask On Your First Psychiatric Visit – Psychiatry – New York City

1. Ask about the assessment. One of the most essential interventions toward wellness is education, or "psychoeducation". Ongoing knowledge about one's health helps guide the process of recovery. It promotes a sense of action-oriented care, working toward goal fulfillment, and allows for better choices toward well-being. Taking an active role in your health care will [...]

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What to Expect on Your First Visit to a Psychiatrist – Psychiatry – New York City

The first visit to a Psychiatrist is often an initial evaluation, referred to as an intake. It is an opportunity for you and your Psychiatrist to explore the nature of your complaints and how they are effecting your quality of life. The range and severity of symptoms will be discussed as well as any precipitating [...]

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Signs of Mental Health Distress – Psychiatry – New York City

Mental health well-being is influenced by a multitude of factors. Most of us face stressors everyday. Hopefully, with adequate coping skills, we are able to manage life's challenges. Nevertheless, if things become overwhelming, a deviation from normal behavior and thinking often leads to distress. The presence of some form of abnormal behavior may not be [...]

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The Value of Psychiatry – Psychiatry – New York City

A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor. We are trained as specialists to recognize, diagnose, and treat mental health issues. As with all health matters, mental health issues can be transient or chronic, and vary from mild to severe intensity. Sometimes mental health symptoms are precipitated by a life situation or an event, or may be [...]

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Nelson Mandela Remembered – Psychiatry – New York City

Nelson Mandela has passed at the age of 95. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) honors President Mandela, his contributions, and legacy. Mr Mandela spent much of his life fighting against racial discrimination in a divided South Africa. He was imprisoned for over 27 years for his outspoken views against racial segregation by the ruling White [...]

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Holiday Stress – Psychiatry – New York City

The holiday season is upon us. While it can be a time of joy, undoubtedly stress levels run high for many. If you already have high stress in your life, you are especially vulnerable. Planning for holiday activities, large crowds, shopping, and traveling are common challenges. Usually a time for remembrance, reflection, and contemplation, at [...]

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ADHD Essentials – Psychiatry – New York City

It is estimated that Adult ADHD affects about 4-5% of the Untied States population. Historically, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a diagnosis first discovered in the childhood years. Though for 60% of these children symptoms will continue into their adult years, it appears that few adults are identified and treated. The condition is characterized [...]

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Mental Health & Sleep‏ – Psychiatry – New York City

Insomnia is defined as dissatisfaction with sleep quality, or quantity that leads to impaired level of functioning and causes significant distress in ones life. Symptoms include difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, or early morning awakenings. While many individuals report sleep-impaired nights from time to time, insomnia is a recurrent syndrome, occurring on most nights [...]

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Mental Health & Winter Blues – Psychiatry – New York City

As winter approaches, it is time to be mindful of seasonal changes that can lead to feelings of sadness. Daylight savings, winter darkness, and colder temperatures can lead to winter blues which occurs in about 15-30% of Americans. Symptoms commonly begin in late Autumn and can continue throughout the winter season. Typical symptoms include sleep [...]

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