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What is Psychiatric Medication Management?

Many psychiatric disorders will require a two-pronged approach for successful treatment: medication combined with therapy or counseling. A psychiatrist can prescribe medication to help with anything from ADHD to anxiety to depression. Medication management is a vital part of this equation, as not all medications will be received or tolerated by...
I'm a Psychiatrist, and Women Aren't Being Honest About Their Sex Lives

I’m a Psychiatrist, and Women Aren’t Being Honest About Their Sex Lives

Mental health struggles can get in the way of your ability to orgasm — and you deserve to get that sorted out. "I have never told anyone that before." I hear this often in my office as a psychiatrist. Talking to me, my patients are often more vulnerable than they have ever been with someone. They tell me about why they hate their parents or...

What West Point Graduates Can Teach Us About Stress and Resilience

In May 2020, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Melissa Thomas graduated Yale School of Medicine and immediately started work in the Emergency Department of Yale New Haven Hospital. She quickly noticed similarities between her new job and her two deployments to Iraq as a U.S. Army Medical Service Corps officer. “Relying on...

Kate Hudson shares how fitness fuels her mental health: ‘If I’m not active, if I’m not moving, I don’t feel good at all’

The Unwind is Yahoo Life’s well-being series in which experts, influencers and celebrities share their approaches to wellness and mental health, from self-care rituals to setting healthy boundaries to the mantras that keep them afloat. There are many words to describe Kate Hudson — she’s an actress, a mom, a podcaster and a brand founder — but...

UNC-Chapel Hill cancels classes after police investigate reported suicides

Lucille Sherman Sun, October 10, 2021, 8:29 PM UNC-Chapel Hill officials canceled classes Tuesday after police investigated multiple reports of suicide since the start of classes this fall. “We are in the middle of a mental health crisis, both on our campus and across our nation, and we are aware that college-aged students carry an increased risk...

Long Covid is a bigger problem than we thought

The long Covid problem might be bigger than we thought. A large study has revealed that one in three Covid-19 survivors have suffered symptoms three to six months after getting infected, with breathing problems, abdominal symptoms such as abdominal pain, change of bowel habit and diarrhoea, fatigue, pain, anxiety and depression among the most...

Here’s why planning a trip can help your mental health

With the pandemic far from over, now may not be the right time for leisure travel. But that doesn’t mean trip planning is canceled too. There’s some good news for globe-trotters: According to researchers, looking ahead to your next adventure could benefit your mental health. Even if you’re not sure when that adventure will be. Some psychologists...

Nike closes offices for a week to give employees a mental health break

By Devon Haskins, KGW News Global apparel and shoe company Nike is putting some of its employees’ mental health ahead of productivity. It has closed its corporate offices for the week so employees can “enjoy additional time off to rest and recover,” according to a statement. The move is celebrated by those who work at the company, which has its...

Simone Biles is a role model for prioritizing her own mental health over an Olympic medal

Athletes rely on their families for support in stressful situations. But the Olympic stands are empty for COVID, removing a source of reassurance. Suzette Hackney, USA TODAY U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, adorned with bedazzled goats on her leotards, strut into competition with the pressure of living up to the GOAT acronym: the greatest of...

Mental Health Boost After Bucks Win, Fans say Wisconsin United

MILWAUKEE — Tens of thousands of fans followed along for the Bucks NBA Championship run. Whether it was at watch parties, bars, living rooms, or at the victory parade Thursday. "This is important for not just the city of Milwaukee, but the city of Racine, Kenosha, the whole state," said Bucks fan Bill Waltenberger of Racine. The fans experienced...

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