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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.

Is Social Media Making Me Depressed?

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If you feel stressed, depressed or anxious after scrolling on your phone, there may be good reason why. The type of media you’re consuming, and which social media platforms you’re using may be affecting your mood. Recent news coverage has been full of studies examining the link between social media usage and increased depression, anger, …

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National Depression Screening Day Is October 7, 2021

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Depression is more than just feeling down October 7, 2021 is National Depression Screening Day, a part of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Depression is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. It’s a common, but serious mental health condition that requires understanding and medical care. Left untreated, depression can be devastating …

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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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Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Is A Type Of Depression Related To Seasonal Patterns Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression characterized by its recurrent seasonal pattern. Symptoms can persist for many months annually and share symptoms associated with major depression such as feeling down most of the time, losing interest in activities, and feeling hopeless …

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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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How to Avoid Job Burnout

How to Avoid Burnout from Your Job in 2020

How to Avoid Job Burnout What is worker burnout? Burnout can be difficult to describe and even more difficult to identify but the most common definition of it would be a feeling or state of physical, mental or emotional exhaustion, often caused by external circumstances. It can also be a state of disillusionment with life …

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