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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.

October 5, 2023 is National Depression Screening Day

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Depression is more than just feeling down October 5, 2023 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. No one experiences depression the same way, but it can affect anyone at anytime. October also marks the start of …

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1 in 5 U.S. Adults Experience Mental Illness Each Year

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Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 1-7, 2023 The first week of October 2023 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. This year, the focus is “Together We Care. Together We Share.” Across the country, people experience barriers to accessing quality mental health care such as stigma and discrimination, lack of access to quality psychiatric physicians and …

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Shedding Light on ADHD

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Common Questions and Myths About ADHD Undiagnosed ADHD Affects Children and Adults 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. It’s essential to obtain a comprehensive evaluation to understand the roots of such issues, as …

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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

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

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

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

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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