Addiction is a Medical Condition Seeking help for an addiction can be a daunting process, not only due to the alcohol detox process and sobriety but also because of the strong stigma against addiction issues. When it comes to alcohol as a specific problem, it is critical to remember that addiction to alcohol is a… Read more »
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Medication Management for Mental Health What is Medication Management? Medication Management is the administration and monitoring of medication for the purpose of alleviating or stabilizing symptoms for certain conditions. Psychiatric Medication Management exists specifically to help manage a patient’s mental health disorder(s). Providers prescribe different medications such as mood stabilizers, antidepressants, depressants, antipsychotic, anxiolytic, and… Read more »
IOP stands for “Intensive Outpatient Treatment”. During the duration of an IOP program, individuals attend group therapies and individual counseling above and beyond the traditional cadence of classic once a week therapy.
In 2017 Kanye West was officially diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar disorder is a misunderstood mental illness. Only about 2.6% of the adult population in the U.S. have it. Bipolar disorder looks different on everyone. Mr. West’s condition is on the more severe end of the spectrum.
How Racial Injustice in the United States Affects the Mental Health of African Americans While the entire world is grappling with the devastating effects of COVID-19, our country in particular is in an even more fragile state. Black people all over the United States (and throughout the world) feel the impact of being exploited property… Read more »
Why can’t I sleep? According to a Consumer Report, 27 percent of U.S. adults said they had difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep most nights. 68 percent struggled with sleep at least once a week. Sleep is vital for your health and growth, it’s what allows your system to heal and reset. Do you have trouble… Read more »
New Mexico is going on week 4 of lockdowns and if we’re being honest? For a lot of people, it isn’t getting any easier. With a global pandemic, it’s not easy to be in the best mood. We wanted to remind you that it’s perfectly okay to not be okay during these chaotic times. It is… Read more »
Society must practice social distancing in order to prevent the healthcare system from having an influx of sick people. Social distancing is necessary, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. Although many people have faced hardships during this past month, there are a lot of people practicing radical acceptance and making the most out of… Read more »
Quarantine. It’s on all of our minds. How can one continue on the path to recovery during quarantine- a time when you need to stay home? We’re being told to relax, hustle, get fit, eat well, eat whatever we want. Learn a new language, binge watch TV shows, try to work, work less. Make a schedule,… Read more »
By Dr. Leah Rudnick “Mom, Dad, why can’t I play with my friends?” If you’re a parent, you’ve probably heard this at least a few times since social distancing requirements have come into effect. You’ve been thinking of ways to explain the situation to your children and the information online has proven to be overwhelming. … Read more »