7 Tips to Manage Your Weight When Taking Psychiatric Medication
Weight gain is one of the main reasons that people diagnosed with depression and other mood disorders stop taking their medication. Some people gain as much as seven percent of their body weight -- or more -- from psychiatric meds. In a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health that was published in July 2006 in the Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers reported that nearly one in four cases of obesity is associated with a mood or anxiety disorder. But following a strict treatment plan that involves meds doesn’t have to mean shopping for a larger pants size. There are effective ways to manage your weight on psychiatric meds. Here are some strategies that you might find helpful: 1. Control Food Portions Skip the diet. Just limit your portions. Restaurants today…
Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help With Depressive Disorders
Depression is extreme sadness or despair that lasts more than days and affects people in different ways. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable.
7 Essential Tips How to Improve Your Mental Health at Work
Mental health affects how you think, feel, and act. On the job, your mental health needs to be in good, solid shape.
Codependency 101: What Does Being Codependent Mean?
Are you codependent? If so, there are probably some things you have a tough time accepting about human nature and relationships. On the other hand, perhaps you’re not sure what codependent means, in which case, let’s begin with some basics Codependents need to be needed. They believe making oneself invaluable to another is the pathway to love. It isn’t. It’s the pathway to becoming a doormat, to being taken advantage of and to becoming a target of abuse. When someone loves you and you love them, you want to be with each other (interdependence). You don’t need to be with each other (dependence). The former is a mutual coming together. The latter is tinged with urgency and desperation. Codependents may have difficulty being alone, feel unworthy of being loved and a fear of…
5 Tips for Dealing with Grief
Whether you lost a loved one to sickness, tragedy , divorce or even a significant break-up, loss is a trauma. Losses can create identity challenges, lifestyle changes, financial problems and even have social implications. // After 20 years of counseling...
How Open Educational Resources Give Faculty and Students What They Want
Undergraduate costs are on the rise and student loan debt is a huge issue impacting today’s society. How can we, as higher education professionals, help limit the costs for students while als…
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
What To Do During Summer Months?
Keeping typical children busy during the summer is a difficult task. Doing the same with a special needs child or a child affected by autism is even more difficult and daunting! Much needs to be considered and reviewed to meet the child’s unique needs, capabilities, and interests, all while keeping them busy and pushing them towards their goals Parents should address the following What services are needed to maintain and develop skills? Does your child regress without some sort of intervention or activity? What activities does your child enjoy that will also help reach his/her current IEP (Individualized Education Program) goals? What is the right combination of seasonal activities and therapy hours to help your child…
5 Good Tips for a Healthy Relationship
5 tips for a healthy relationship. Learn 5 good tips for healthy relationship to strengthen your love. Healthy relationship suggestions for better intimacy
What Is Emotional Health And How Does It Relate To Mental Illness?
The term "mental health" is, more often than not, used within the context of discussing mental illness rather than mental wellness . Wit...