Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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The connection between mental health and sleep problems.
Alex Dimitriu M.D.
COVID-19 presents a perfect storm of sorts for anxious and obsessive people.
Part 2: Anxiety comes in many different flavors, and it helps to think of it as a natural spectrum that can range from functional to mild to severe.
Part 1: Living with anxiety is like driving a car through life without shock absorbers. Everything is a big deal.
While perfectionism may be notoriously difficult to treat, anxiety and sleep problems can readily be addressed—offering perfectionists fewer things to worry about.
How much sleep is needed each day for maximum performance and overall good health?
Psychologists agree that stress and anxiety are primary drivers of a person’s disordered mood and distorted sense of reality.
An existential crisis occurs when questions of death and life’s meaning become so overwhelming that they prompt a personal conflict, resulting in stress and anxiety.
Coronavirus will pass. But the skills you learn now to help yourself get out of a rut can last you a lifetime.
Is the pandemic causing you sleep problems? You are not alone.
Families are again cooking and eating dinner together, strolling through the neighborhood, playing board games and working puzzles in the evening.
"Home office syndrome" creates significant stress and uneasiness due to a blurring of boundaries between work and home life.
There is growing evidence of a relationship between lost, fragmented, and disordered sleep and incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Adults with undiagnosed ADHD have endured years of disappointment and frustration.
When we go to sleep, our brains go to work, performing critical functions that affect cognition and memory.
Identifying bipolar disorder's "softer side" can be a challenge.
Postpartum depression does not resolve on its own; it requires treatment by a medical professional and can have serious consequences if untreated.
Diagnosing psychiatric illness isn't easy. There's usually no lab test, physical indication, or quantitative measurement that can distinguish one illness from another.
Twenty years ago, a series of experiments demonstrated that impulse control is a finite resource that can be depleted.
New research indicates a poor night’s sleep negatively impacts brain function.
The effects of sleep on psychiatry cannot be understated.
Alex Dimitriu M.D. applies expertise in sleep medicine and in psychiatry to help people obtain balance and improve performance.