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Give Yourself Some Love

Many of my patients ask, “What is self-care?” It is a group of activities designed to enhance your overall sense of well-being. Increased energy, improved concentration, less anxiety and anger, and more happiness are some of the benefits of self-care. Self-care can take the form of physical, mental, or emotional … Read More

Evidence-Based Medical Hypnosis

· · Stress & Anxiety
Hypnosis is described as a relaxed state of focused attention, with suggestion as a key ingredient. While the concept may conjure images of cheap party tricks, here’s a simple daily life example of how harnessing the mind to help the body can work. Imagine yourself as a young child. You’re … Read More

Memory Maximizers: Avoid False Memories; Memory Retention

· · Stress & Anxiety
Deal with Stress, Depression, and Anxiety to Avoid False Memories Preserving the accuracy of your memories—and avoiding the unintended creation of false memories—may come down to managing depression, anxiety, and stress. Those three mental health problems, exacerbated this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, as well as … Read More

Noteworthy Newbriefs: Epilepsy Parient Preferences; Helping Seniors Through Pandemic;

· · Stress & Anxiety
Study Reveals Epilepsy Patient Preferences. Adults with epilepsy identified treatment for anxiety and depression as a priority, and revealed that they preferred having their medication prescribed by a neurologist rather than a psychiatrist, according to study findings presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association. Most participants had … Read More

How to Halt Panic Attacks and Ease Anxiety

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Have you ever experienced a sudden bout of sweating, heart palpitations, and/or nausea for no apparent reason? Or perhaps you’ve had tightness in your chest along with a sensation of choking or being smothered, but you can’t identify what’s causing these feelings. If so, you may have had a panic … Read More

Managing Mental Health During COVID

We’re now about eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of us are experiencing anxiety and/or depression. People who have a previous history of these conditions may have an increase in symptom severity, but many of my patients are new to these symptoms. Common complaints include insomnia, agitation, irritability, … Read More

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