What is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

ADHD affects children and adults and includes a combination of symptoms that include difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. These symptoms may impact ability to function in school/work settings, social situation, and relationships. Some people grow out of or have lessening symptoms as they enter adulthood; however, others struggle throughout all stages of their…

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a broad spectrum of disorders, as well as being a component or symptom of several other mental disorders. Anxiety can be exhibited as distressing thoughts, physical symptoms, avoidance of specific things or places, or compulsive behaviors that negatively impact a person’s daily life. Anxiety disorders can range in severity from very mild to…

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Why Use A Cloud Based Intake System?

How do you manage intakes? There are very few intake management systems out there specifically for mental health, and even fewer that are cloud based and follow the security guidelines for HIPAA. The benefits, however, of an intake system that is accessible from anywhere and is secure are enormous. Imagine having yourself or your fellow therapists maintain…

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Risk Management for Mobile Devices in Mental Health

Risk Management for Mobile Devices in Mental Health: Some Basics for Private Practice If you work in private practice, chances are your personal email and your work email are fairly closely tied together. I’m not sure how it is for you, but in my workweek, people email me all manner of private information, whether or…

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How to Recognize Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is a pattern of behavior that is used to confine, isolate, intimidate, or demean a person, resulting in psychological trauma or harm and diminishing a person’s sense of identity, dignity, and self-worth. Anyone can abuse or be abused emotionally, but it is most commonly seen in an uneven powered relationship; such as parent…

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Stop and Breathe

Its not often that people stop and take the time to think about their breathing. On an average day most people won’t even give it a second thought or even notice that they are breathing. Its one of the most important bodily processes in keeping us alive and yet one of the most neglected. Our…

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Exploring the Self Leads to Peace

When we think of being mentally healthy, we tend to think of a state of being that is devoid of negative thinking, lacking sadness or pain, and virtually stress-free. This level of functioning is what we assume as the expected baseline for the healthy “normal”. We have come to this conclusion for many reasons. Media,…

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Mindful Eating

As a dietitian, I’ve seen the emotional and physical damage fad diets have done to my clients. Fad diets often warp your relationship with food, fill you with shame and guilt, damage your metabolism and generally make eating a struggle. Food is meant to be enjoyed and to nourish you, not fill you with anxiety…

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