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5 of Your Most Pressing Questions About Complex Trauma Answered

Complex trauma is an often misunderstood condition that deserves its own careful, nuanced consideration. Because complex trauma is not recognized by the DSM-5, the official manual of mental health disorders, many adults and children may be affected by the condition and not even know it. Or, they may receive ineffective treatment that doesn’t address the […]

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4 Effective Strategies to Tackle Anxiety

Anxiety has an uncanny ability to rush in like a flood, taking over your thoughts and your body’s reactions without your consent. The worry washes over your mind and drowns out every other thought, creates an unnerving pounding in your heart, and makes it difficult to concentrate on anything else. Anxiety can feel completely uncontrollable and […]

Three Myths and Misconceptions About Antidepressants

Have you ever wondered if Prozac or other psychiatric medication might be helpful?  If so, you’ve probably also heard stories of people who had horrible experiences or you’ve heard some of the common myths that make many people afraid to try these medications.Throughout my practice, I’ve often come across patients who are struggling with depression, […]

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5 Signs That You Are a Gifted Student

Giftedness among students is something that baffles parents and educators alike. Very Well Family claims that schools who are unable to provide the right environment end up producing underachievers. Gifted children need adequate space, stimulation, and support so that they can continue to develop and hone their talents. When their needs are not accommodated, what […]

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Overcoming Loneliness and Social Anxiety

Our society is one with a lot of opportunities for connection. Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter make it easy to chat with friends and family, or even total strangers, with just the click of a few buttons. Websites like Meetup.com are also designed to help people get connected and engage with each other […]

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Our Top 13 Anger Management Techniques to Put Into Practice Today

Anger is a normal human emotion we inherited from our ancient ancestors as a response to immediate physical threats. The emotion causes an instant surge of adrenaline and ignites your fight or flight response, which was once necessary for survival.  Anger management tools have become more and more important in our modern society. Some level […]

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What is Bipolar Disorder and How is it Managed?

Many people experience mood highs and lows and the majority of them don’t have true bipolar disorder. Extreme mood swings may be caused by a number of things, including but not limited to anxiety, panic, trauma, anger, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, stress, lack of sleep and certain medications or recreational drugs. A thorough evaluation must […]

How to Manage Anxiety Triggers During the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a fun time to spend with family and friends. Unfortunately, this is isn’t always the case for everyone. For many people, the holidays are busy and stressful which may cause or increase symptoms of anxiety. People who already experience anxiety disorders, social anxiety, or are being treated with anxiety […]

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Coping with Social Anxiety

What is Social Anxiety? Social anxiety is a common form of anxiety where people may be fearful of some or even all social situations. This could include meeting new people, interviewing for a new job, dating, attending a social event, talking to a server at a restaurant, returning an item to a store, or being […]

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Infidelity Hurts: How EMDR Can Help You Move Past the Pain of Betrayal

Infidelity is, unfortunately, a common and profoundly damaging occurrence in intimate relationships. The emotional pain and anxiety it generates have as great an impact as other traumatic life events. In fact, it’s symptoms often mirror the loss of a loved one, exposure to violence, or a severe accident. One of the key differences, however, is […]