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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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