Category Archives: Treatment

Is it the blues or is it depression?

We all have moments when we are feeling a bit down, which we often refer to as depression. The low…

Minority Mental Health

July is National Minority Mental Health Month, a time to continue the visionary work of Bebe Moore Campbell who worked…

Managing and Minimizing Daily Stress

As we recognize Stress Awareness in April it is important to have a deeper understanding of stress and how it…

Mind the Gap Between High School and Independent Living

Gap years are continuing to be a growing phenomenon. According to the 2015 Gap Year Association National Alumni Survey report,…

Psychiatric Hospitalization & Safety: Inpatient, or In the Patient?

David Baron, MD A recent article in the LA Times “How to Reduce Suicides on the Psychiatric Ward” offered a…

Suicide Deaths Are a Major Component of the Opioid Crisis that Must Be Addressed

By Joshua Gordon, Nora Volkow on September 19, 2019 From the National Institute of Mental Health, Director’s Messages September is…

The benefits of group therapy

Group therapy is gaining in popularity, thanks to the fact that it has proven to be both cost-effective and just…

5 Signs That You May Be Minimizing Trauma

We all have a tendency to minimize traumatic events. We tell ourselves, “That’s in the past. I should be over…

The Practice of Relaxation

Eliza Hofman, Therapeutic Yoga Teacher As an emerging adult, you expend a lot of energy on output.  Completing schoolwork and…

The prevalence of both alcohol abuse and eating disorders among college students

There are college students who drink excessively, and there are college students who struggle with eating disorders. Both problems pose…

Advice for young adults: Seeking treatment for the onset of a mental health concern

Assuming adult responsibilities includes maintaining a healthy body, brain, and mind. It means eating a good diet, getting quality sleep,…

Experiential therapies help young adults establish and adjust to daily routines

Goals of young adults in mental health therapy often include establishing healthy coping skills and adjusting to everyday life. Throughout…

Social Opportunities Throughout the Therapeutic Process are Beneficial to the Mental Wellness of Young Adults

Mental wellness encompasses social and emotional health. While young adults, oftentimes with the support of their family, seek mental health…

Treatment Vital in Combination with Antidepressants in Young Adults

Young adults experience mental health conditions, like bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression, which may require the use of psychiatric prescriptions….

Addressing Core Struggles Helps Emerging Adults Progress in Treatment

Core struggles seem to be the root of many mental health concerns. Laura Viner, PhD, Director of Assessment Center and…

Parenting: Where to Start When Psychiatric Medicine Doesn’t Seem to Work

Emerging adults often have a hard time dealing with the demands of daily life as they struggle with serious mental…

Psychiatric Treatment of Emerging Adults: Collaboration is the Key to Success

Young people caught in the psychological maelstrom that so often characterizes the years between 18 and 30 are undergoing the…

Art Therapy and The Emerging Adult

The emerging adult is often striving for independence from their parents and at the same time, needs them for financial…

Why Should We Understand the Brain and Not Just the Mind for Successful Psychiatric Treatment?

Often, we wonder if an individual’s behavioral problems stem from an unwillingness or inability to change. We also want to…

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    Bipolar Disorder

    A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.

    Major Depressive Disorder

    People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.

    Anxiety Disorders

    Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.

    Thought Disorder

    A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.

    Personality Disorders

    Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.


    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.


    A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.

    Eating Disorders

    Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.


    A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.