How to Get Treated for ADHD

A little over 4% of adults have ADHD, and that number jumps to 11% for children.  While many people have ADHD, the majority of them never get tested for it and therefore don’t get the proper treatment.  If you’re wondering how to get treated for ADHD, we’ve got the answers. Keep reading for a quick...

5 Signs of Depression in Children That You Should Never Ignore

Depression affects 3.2% of children and adolescents in the United States. Researchers used to think that only adults experienced depression, but now we know that is not true. Children can have trouble regulating their emotions and maintaining a positive outlook on life. If you notice your child or teen has been struggling, look out for...

Social Media and Adolescent Mental Health

Using social media platforms, such as Instagram, to post pictures or videos that receive likes and positive comments lights up a part of the brain that is also stimulated when using an addictive substance.

The Signs and Symptoms of Separation Anxiety in Adults

Did you know that separation anxiety in adults was not recognized until 2013, when the 5th edition Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was released?  Since then, studies have shown that over 6% of the adult population in America suffers from Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder (ASAD). If you suspect that you or a loved one...

Mindfulness Made Easy

By: Dr. Chi Nguyen Mindfulness is a buzzword these days, and is often referenced as a helpful tool to manage stress and anxiety. In fact, there is a strong body of research that supports its effectiveness in helping those suffering from anxiety, depression, and daily stress. A review of brain imaging studies shows that engagement...

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder? A Complete Guide

Studies have shown that 7% of Americans have had social anxiety at one point in their lives. The risk of long-term social anxiety disorder is about 13%. However, what is social anxiety disorder?  Whether you have felt discomfort at a party or nervousness on a date, it’s important to know what exactly it is you’re feeling. Read this guide to learn more about social anxiety disorder....

Is Depression a Disability: A Complete Guide

Is depression a disability? You or your loved one may be experiencing a negatively impacted life due to depression. If this is the case, it is time for you to get help.  Here’s a guide on depression to help you understand what depression is and how it may be considered a disability. Read on to...

How Low & High-Context Cultures Influence Communication

By: Dr. Anuja Patel Communication is perhaps the single most important aspect of any type of relationship, be it personal or professional. But what makes communication so challenging for us is the way it differs based on our upbringing, family, and culture. One way to understand the cultural differences in communication is through the low...

The Power of Validation

Validation is an important, yet often misunderstood concept and practice in any interpersonal relationship. It communicates recognition and acceptance of an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors. People often believe validation is synonymous with agreement or approval, but it actually communicates support, care, and concern for an individual, even if you do not entirely agree with them.

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