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From nearly 1 in 5 American adults reporting mental illness to the growing percentage of adolescents living with depression, the state of mental health in the United States continues to worsen. Covid-19 pandemic stressors continue to further exacerbate anxiety and depression. Novum Psychiatry is a private psychiatry practice with a team of Board Certified Psychiatrists, mental health counselors, therapists and licensed clinical social workers.

Shedding Light on ADHD

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October 2023 is ADHD Awareness Month Common Questions and Myths About ADHD Many adults grapple with feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, and other distressing emotions for years, unaware that undiagnosed ADHD might be the underlying cause. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting both children and adults. It is described as a …

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Rumination: Stuck in the Cycle of Negative Thinking

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Rumination: Stuck in the Cycle of Negative Thinking When something bothers us, it’s normal to think about it. But sometimes, those thoughts can get stuck on repeat. Like a hamster on a wheel, our minds go round and round on the same topic, not getting anywhere. In psychology and psychiatry, we call this “rumination”. Rumination …

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Navigating Life Transitions: The Role of Psychiatric Care

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Navigating Life Transitions: The Role of Psychiatric Care Life is marked by a series of transitions, each carrying its unique challenges and opportunities. As we move from adolescence to adulthood, experience career changes, navigate relationships, manage family dynamics, and deal with loss or trauma, our mental health can be significantly affected. Even positive life transitions …

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Could It Be ADHD? Recognizing Symptoms in Teens and Young Adults

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Could It Be ADHD? Recognizing Symptoms in Teens and Young Adults Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder that affects many children, teenagers, and young adults. It is characterized by an ongoing pattern of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which can interfere with daily responsibilities and relationships. Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are the three primary symptoms …

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Depression and Anxiety in Children and Teens

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Recognizing the Signs and Seeking Help Raising a child can be challenging, and it’s not uncommon for children to experience a range of emotions and behaviors. While many of these behaviors are a normal part of growing up, some may indicate a more serious mental health issue. This article aims to help parents and guardians …

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Depression In Older Adults

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Depression In Older Adults Depression In Seniors Is A Common and Serious Condition In older adults, symptoms of depression can appear differently, but anxiety and depression are not a normal part of growing old. Many seniors and older adults are reluctant to seek treatment due to stigma associated with mental illness. It is estimated that one out …

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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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Seasonal Depression, SAD, and The Holiday Blues, Tips To Help

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Seasonal Depression and Holiday Blues: Tips For Coping Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal depression, seasonal affective disorder, or the “holiday blues” every year, and there are lots of valid reasons why. Shorter daylight hours, cold weather, and holiday stress can all contribute to seasonal depression symptoms. Anyone can experience symptoms of depression during the …

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Telehealth Psychiatry With Board-Certified Psychiatrists

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Telehealth Psychiatry For Residents of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Yes! To ensure we meet the needs of residents throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Novum Psychiatry offers telehealth and in-person appointments with our experienced team of psychiatrists and therapists. Please note the majority of new patient initial visits will be an in-office appointment in either our …

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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.