What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder, meaning the brain and nervous system have developed improperly and affect many aspects of neural functioning. People with ADHD or other neurodevelopmental disorders may refer to themselves as neurodivergent, meaning their brains work atypically.Read more
What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that typically affects behavior and communication. As Autism is a spectrum disorder, signs and symptoms can range from mild to severe and can look different from person to person. How do you tell if you are undiagnosed autistic? While severe forms of autism are typically diagnosed in the first two years of a child’s life, high-functioning individuals may not receive a diagnosis till further down the line. Those with undiagnosed autism may display symptoms that affect their social interactions, the way they verbally and non-verbally communicate, and how they behave in certain situations or settings.Read more
What Is Depression?
Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that causes a person to feel sad, depressed, and hopeless, often with no identifiable reason. It can also cause a person to lose interest in activities that were previously enjoyable and can affect eating habits, causing an individual to overindulge or avoid eating altogether, leading to a whole host of negative health complications. Depression is often a taboo topic as people commonly avoid the topic; however, it is not a sign ofRead more
What is anxiety?
It is normal to experience some anxiety, but excessive anxiety, worry, or fear that interferes with daily functioning is characterized as an anxiety disorder. Anxiety usually develops in relation to one’s internal psychological concerns. For example, everyday worries include health, loss, death, injury, shame and humiliation, aggressive or angry feelings, and conflicts over guilt.Read more
What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depressive disorder, a mental illness that affects more than 5 million adults in the United States. Bipolar disorder causes severe shifts in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior that vary in severity and duration. People diagnosed with bipolar disorder are prone to wide swings in mood that affect energy and activity levels.Read more
Binge eating disorder is a potentially life-threatening disorder. Individuals who struggle with binge eating disorder frequently consume abnormally large amounts of food and feel as though they’re unable to stop eating, which can result in tragic consequences. Women and girls who are suffering from binge eating disorder generally feel embarrassed about overeating and pledge to stop. However, the impulses and urges to continue binge eating are often too much to ignore.Read more
Sometimes a medication ceases to be as effective as it was when you began it, or the side effects become unpleasant and unbearable. We understand it can sometimes be a trial-and-error process, and pride ourselves on finding the right dose of the right medication for you if medication is needed.Read more
What Is Telepsychiatry?
Telepsychiatry is a new type of psychiatric care delivered through the internet instead of in person. It can be used to provide medication management and other types of therapy to patients who are unable to visit an office, or who live in a remote area and cannot find a provider. It is delivered over the internet via videoconferencing, and the patient and doctor can communicate in the same way they would over the phone.Read more