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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.

COVID-19 Restrictions Are Being Lifted, Why Am I Still Feeling Depressed And Anxious?

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COVID-19 Restrictions Are Being Lifted, Why Am I Still Feeling Depressed And Anxious? 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 …

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Depression In Older Adults

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Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment For Depression In Seniors 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 of five people age 55 …

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How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed?

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How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed? 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 are more than 200 classified types of mental illness. Mental illness are conditions including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive …

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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 Find Motivation When Struggling with Depression

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How to Find Motivation When Struggling with Depression Finding motivation when you are depressed or anxious can be incredibly difficult. You may feel overwhelmed at the idea of going to work, doing household chores, or getting schoolwork done. Depression can be disabling. Depression can cause you to fall behind in daily responsibilities, prevent you from …

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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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ADHD and Your Job

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How can I manage my ADHD at work? Staying focused, completing tasks on time, remembering important details, and staying organized can be difficult if you have ADHD. Dealing with ADHD in the workplace can seem like an endless struggle. But with the right strategies, adults with ADHD can stay focused, productive, and organized. While they …

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The Importance of Mental Health in Minority Communities

The Importance of Mental Health in Minority Communities Mental illness affects people across all demographics. Minority communities face greater barriers to access high quality psychiatric and mental health services. Minorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to mental health services and often receive poorer quality care. …

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