For some people, the annual autumn time change can take a serious mental or even physical toll. But there are ways to ease the shift.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease attack one’s actual sense of self. Meditation, yoga and other disciplines can help patients maintain that.
PTSD is a psychiatric disorder typically caused by a traumatic event, with the result being a disruption of one’s daily-living activities and/or extreme distress. It's not that clear cut.
“It is a well-known fact that the COVID-19 pandemic had a drastic impact on children and adolescent mental health,” says Dr. Kirti Ramnivas of Franciscan Health’s Department of Psychiatry.
Most people probably don’t think much about the connection between breathing and good health besides the obvious,
One of the best things about living a long life is accumulating all those fond memories.
It’s easy to look at someone who seems to glide through life with unerring confidence and assume that he or she was born with it.
The pandemic has shone a harsh but necessary light on mental health struggles, raising the question of whether and when to seek help.
Licensed clinical social worker Jake Messing discusses when it's time to seek professional help for mental health issues.
One of the reasons medical dramas have long been such a staple of prime-time television is their ability to deliver a reasonably realistic picture of the high drama and life-and-death stakes of the emergency room or operating theater that doesn’t require viewers to experience the real thing.
Two Region mental health experts discuss how to kick negative thoughts for the new year.
Woven into the seasonal stress can be the challenge of celebrating the holiday among divorced or blended families.
Even people who've managed to steer clear of the COVID contagion face the stress and confusion of trying to manage the constant flow of shifting information.
One of very few positive things to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic has for many people been a newfound appreciation for the great outdoors.
Working through the issues associated with the gradual emergence from a more than year-long isolation isn’t necessarily a laughing matter for some people.
Unemployment has been considered a mental health stressor, but rarely has there been a time when the job market has faced such a sudden and widespread upheaval as during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “meditation is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine. Meditation can produce a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind.”
Habits — good or bad — are often described as things people simply “fall into.” But is the process really so passive, or does the human mind have the ability to build and nurture a good habit — or rid itself of a bad one?
As COVID-19 numbers rise and the weather gets colder, many families struggle to find the time and space to stay healthy mentally even as they are safeguarding their physical health.“Fear and anxiety about a new disea
For those fortunate enough to have never experienced them, the “holiday blues” are something of a mystery.
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The many issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic can pose unique challenges for those living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
By definition, introverts and extroverts have decidedly different ways of approaching the world, so it only stands to reason that their reactions to a crisis would likewise diverge. But is one of these personality types better equipped to handle the defining (and ongoing) crisis of our time?
Of the many aspects of “regular life” that have been interrupted, altered or obliterated by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the simple disruption of healthy routines hasn’t garnered much attention.
It’s amazing how one invention can lead, often unexpectedly, to a different scientific breakthrough.