What’s Our Natural Reaction to Stress?

Date: October 14,  2014
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In today’s society, anxiety is the most common disorder in the U.S., affecting more than 18% of the population age 18 and older. Anxiety is our bodies’ natural reaction to stress which can be accompanied by different physical symptoms such as nausea, shaking and heart palpitations, among others. The psychological feelings may be one of racing […]

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Living with Bipolar: A Patient’s Perspective, Pt. 2 (Love & Relationships)

Date: October 08,  2014
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Continuing on from last week’s post, here is the second and final part of a client’s first-person account of living with Bipolar. As I mentioned last week, this two part series does a great job of shedding some light on the illness for anyone who may not know what it feels like to live with […]

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Living with Bipolar: A Patient’s Perspective, Pt. 1 (Friends & Family)

Date: September 24,  2014
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This week I wanted to do something special and give everyone a first-person account of what it is like living with Bipolar. The following was written by one of my clients and I think it really sheds some light on the illness for anyone who may not know what it feels like to live with […]

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How to Cope With Anxiety

Date: September 05,  2014
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Todays world is a stressful one and learning how to keep your stress level at a minimal can be a challenge. But like learning how to ride a bike or tying your shoes it takes practice. The more you understand how anxiety affects your body and mind, the more you will understand how important it […]

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How Trauma Can Affect Your Sex Life

Date: April 01,  2013
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Many people who have suffered from  trauma  may have difficulty talking about how the trauma has affected their sex lives and intimacy.  This is not just a difficult subject for the person  to deal with but may also be difficult for their partners to broach. Lets face it, talking about sex in general can be […]

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New Federal Rule Requires Insurers to Offer Mental Health Coverage

Date: February 22,  2013
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Health insurance plans next year, and it said that 32 million people would gain access to coverage of mental health care as a result. The federal rule requires insurers to cover treatment of mental illnesses, behavioral disorders, drug addiction and alcohol abuse, and other conditions. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said […]

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Bipolar disorder by Irene M. Rodriguez, MS, CAP

Date: January 12,  2013
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Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks, also known as manic-depressive illness. More than just a fleeting good or bad mood, the cycles of bipolar disorder last for days, weeks, or months. Unlike ordinary mood swings, the mood changes […]

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