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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, and nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States have an anxiety disorder. Most people develop anxiety symptoms before age 21.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, and are highly treatable. There are a variety of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are just some of the related anxiety disorders that people experience.

Can Psychiatry and Therapy Treat Trauma?

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Can Psychiatry and Therapy Treat Trauma? Yes, psychiatry and talk therapy can be very beneficial for people with past trauma. Psychiatry is a specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health conditions, and they can provide a range of …

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Can Anxiety, Depression and Stress Cause Insomnia?

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Can Anxiety, Depression and Stress Cause Insomnia? Most research suggests a bi-directional relationship between sleep problems and mental health. In other words, underlying mental health disorders can make sleeping more difficult. Poor sleep, on the other hand, can trigger or worsen mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Stressed at Work? Try These Tips

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Managing Stress At Work Is Essential For Your Health Workplace stress is a familiar emotion for virtually every working adult across the world, and April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress Awareness Month has been recognized every April since 1992, but this year it seems particularly important. Learning to cope with our stress and finding healthy …

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How Do I Know If I Have Social Anxiety Disorder?

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Social anxiety disorder affects approximately 15 million Americans, making it the second most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorder. It’s no surprise then that social anxiety is the subject of many highly relatable jokes, memes, and TikToks. If you are concerned that you may have social anxiety disorder, it’s important to get an evaluation by a qualified …

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Mental Health Care in Massachusetts

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1 in 5 U.S. Adults Experience Mental Illness Each Year October 3-9, 2021 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. This year, the focus is advocating for better care for people with serious mental illness and the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be sharing stories from real people. Across the country, people experience barriers to accessing …

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I Am Still Depressed and Anxious After The Pandemic

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I Am Still Depressed and Anxious After The Pandemic Large disease outbreaks have been associated with mental health problems, and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major and long-lasting effect on our lives. The CDC reported that between August 2020 – February 2021, the percentage of adults with recent symptoms of anxiety or depression increased. …

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How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed?

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How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed? Mental illness is diagnosed by a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or licensed clinical social worker. First, what is a mental illness? Mental disorders (or mental illnesses) are conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, or behavior that causes the person distress and difficulty functioning. There …

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How to Get Over the Anxiety of Meeting a New Psychiatrist

How to Get Over the Anxiety of Meeting a New Psychiatrist

How to Get Over the Anxiety of Meeting a New Psychiatrist People seek to change psychiatrists for a wide variety of reasons including a geographic move, changes in insurance, or just wanting to feel more comfortable with a different mental health professional. If it’s your first time scheduling an appointment with a psychiatrist you may …

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Do I Have Undiagnosed Adult ADHD?

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Do I Have Undiagnosed Adult ADHD? Have you have struggled throughout your life with poor concentration, inattention, anxiety, impulsivity, and getting organized? Have you wondered, or has someone one asked you, “Do you have ADHD?” If the answer to any of the aforementioned questions is yes, we recommend a professional psychiatric evaluation by a psychiatrist …

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