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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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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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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 [...]

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