To Parents of Children With Learning and Other Disabilities

In preparation for the school year, parents of children with disabilities should be aware of the resources available to them as well as what their child can expect at school.

ADHD Commonly Co-Occurs With Other Mental Health Diagnoses

A recent study in Comparative Psychiatry examines AD/HD's common comobidities. Check it out.

Military Mental Health

Recently, U.S. families spent Memorial Day barbecuing and celebrating the start of summer. But let us not lose sight of how we can truly honor our vets and active duty soldiers...

Mental Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful but often overwhelming time, particularly for women with underlying mental health issues. How can expectant mothers safely address mental health issues?

Suicide Rate Increases: What's Behind the Numbers?

A new report from the CDC reveals a 24-percent increase in suicide in the United States. But why?

LGBT Status and Mental Health

Earlier this week, we learned that Tennessee had passed some legislation that would promote discrimination against LGBT individuals in need of therapy. This is our response.

5 Tips for Dealing With a Life-Changing Diagnosis

If you're faced with a medical diagnosis, consider these coping strategies.

Groundbreaking New Schizophrenia Research

A recent study published in Nature examines a possible genetic correlation in individuals with schizophrenia.

Understanding the Link Between ADHD and Obesity

New research is now examining the link between ADHD and obesity. Read on to learn more about this connection.

Untreated Mental Illness

Treating mental health issues can significantly impact one's quality of life. Read on to understand possible consequences of psychiatric diagnoses left untreated.

Managing Grief and Loss During the Holidays

Although exciting for many, the holidays can be a difficult time for some. If this is a rough time of year for you, it's important to take good care of yourself. Here's how.

Is Obesity a Mental Health Issue?

Seeking to understand the connection between obesity and mental health struggles — what came first, the chicken or the egg?

Five Questions to Ask Your Therapist

Calls to mental health clinics tend to increase during the stressful holiday months. If you are planning to seek therapy, consider reviewing these five important topics to address with your clinician to ensure that it will be a good fit.

Understanding a Mysterious Disease

In commemoration of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 5 important things to learn about this mysterious illness...

5 Facts Everyone Must Know About Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There is a great deal to be understood about domestic violence. This blog explores some important facts.

Dealing With the Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications

Unfortunately, some patients experience side effects before seeing relief on new medications. Here we explore five strategies for dealing with them.

September Is Suicide Prevention Month

A little bit of education can go a long way.

What is Prescription Misuse?

Although "prescription drug abuse" is a hot topic, it seems that many don't understand exactly what this entails. Here, we describe the various types of prescription drug abuse and how it can impact one's life.

Best Practices in the Treatment of ADHD

While the last blog post focused on best practices for diagnosing ADHD, here we turn our focus to treatment best practices.

Best Practices in the Diagnosis of ADHD

Although there is no medical test for the diagnosis of AD/HD, the diagnosis should not be given without multiple diagnostic steps, which we explore here.

Eating for Optimal Mental Health

In order to improve overall wellness, a whole body approach should be considered. Here we explore the role that nutrition plays in the pursuit of wellness.

When the Worst Happens

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease can be frightening and overwhelming for a family. Here are some tips to cope with this diagnosis.

When Someone You Love Has Mental Illness

In honor of Mental Health Month, we explore how to advocate for your loved one with mental illness.

Transgenderism 101

In the weeks since Bruce Jenner's interview, many individuals have asked me to explain what it means to be transgendered, and what the difference is between gender identity and sexuality identity. In this piece, these differences are explained.

Women and Mental Illness

A host of factors may contribute to the higher prevalence of mental illness in women. In this post, we explore many of these.

Mental Health Debate in the Wake of the Germanwings Crash

The recent tragic Germanwings plane crash has sparked heated conversation about the intersection of mental health and homicidality or other proclivities toward violent behavior. As this debate heats up, it is important to shed light on some commonly believed MYTHS about mental illness.

When You Don't Have Time for Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Now that spring has sprung, it's a good time to focus on becoming healthier. For many, this may sound like an overwhelming task. But creating small, reasonable goals is the best way to make lifestyle changes.

Study Finds People with ADHD More Likely to Die Prematurely

The findings of this study can be anxiety-provoking for anyone touched by AD/HD. But the answer may be as simple as effective treatment.

Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial?

If you've ever considered participating in a clinical trial, it's important to know what you can expect. This blog is designed to serve as a guide for those considering this alternative treatment option.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Renamed

This month, the Institute of Medicine gave CFS a new moniker. Read on to learn more.