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How To Thrive Physically and Emotionally During COVID-19

In the midst of a life altering event, such as this pandemic, we find ourselves wishing for a bit of normalcy. The world is facing so much uncertainty which conflicts with our natural instinct for control and balance.  Despite these challenges, we are learning how incredibly resilient we can be; we have temporarily adapted to …
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DSM 5 Updates, Bringing Mind and Body Together

The new DSM 5 (the standard in the assessment of mental health disorders) has been rolled out and as clinicians become more familiar with the changes, two disorders in particular has had significant changes in conceptualization. The previous manual (DSM IV-TR) contained somatization disorder which consisted of such stringent criteria that it’s diagnosis was made …
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Lifestyle Intervention for Mental Health- Nutrition

A healthy diet can have many health benefits including improving one’s mental functioning and mood. Pay attention to the kinds of food you’re eating, and also if you’re getting adequate nutrition during the day. Sometimes, with a very busy schedule, we skip meals or eat inadequate portions or types of foods. Ensuring that we have …
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Lifestyle Intervention for Mental Health- Exercise

Exercise can assist us in having improved mental health. Even light exercise, such as a 30 minute slow walk on a consistent basis can have positive effects on mood. Most of the evidence supports exercise improving symptoms of depression, but it could potentially have use in other conditions such as anxiety. It can be very …
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Can Depression Symptoms Be Related to a Physical Condition?

Often it is thought that the diagnostic possibilities of depression, a rather common mental health issue, would include dysthymia (mild and chronic depression not meeting the full criteria of major depression), adjustment disorder (excessive reaction to life stress), and bipolar disorder, to name a few. However depression symptoms can also be a sign of a …
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Burnout: How to Realign With your Goals

During the pandemic we are seeing more reports of burnout as people with high stress jobs, first responders, healthcare personnel, …

Grieving During a Pandemic

Losing a loved one is never easy, the Coronavirus pandemic has complicated the process of grieving. Normal grief can often …

young female student working on her laptop at home

How To Thrive Physically and Emotionally During COVID-19

In the midst of a life altering event, such as this pandemic, we find ourselves wishing for a bit of normalcy. The world …