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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 [...]

By |November 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mental Health & Sleep‏ – Psychiatry – New York City

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 [...]

By |November 13th, 2013|Mental Health|Comments Off on Mental Health & Winter Blues – Psychiatry – New York City

Mental Health In The News – Psychiatry- New York City

This is truly a historic time in the United States. Mental Health Parity continues to remain a primary agenda for the growth and development of an evolving health care system. In this month’s Psychiatric News, we look back fifty years ago, when President John F. Kennedy signed into legislation the Community Mental Health Act of [...]

By |November 6th, 2013|Mental Health|Comments Off on Mental Health In The News – Psychiatry- New York City