Sports and mental health are proven to have a connection. Team sports have long been a popular activity for people of all ages. While some people play just for fun, there are many others who play at a highly competitive level. No matter your reason, however, there are benefits and dangers to playing sports. Benefits […]
Affordable Counseling in Chicago Illinois
How can I Afford Counseling in the windy city? Counseling in Chicago has taken a back seat since inflation. Times are tough all over. People are losing their jobs due to outsourcing and their homes due to a lack of adequate income. More and more people are seeking the help of food pantries to feed […]
About Generations Behavioral Healthcare
Generations Behavioral Healthcare Q: What is your redefined approach? What was the mission to start Generations? Talk about diversity in the practice – a very talked about topic. A: Generations Behavioral Healthcare is an innovative behavioral healthcare group practice that employs a highly qualified team of independent, licensed mental health professionals. Founded in 2018, the […]
How to Select a Counselor
We receive a lot of inquiries on how to select a counselor. When selecting a counselor, make sure to consider the type of license, qualifications, and specialties of that person. While there are a specific set of criteria for licensing, some counselors will choose to specialize in a particular area, such as marriage or family […]
What is Telepsychiatry?
What is Telepsychiatry? “Telepsychiatry” involves the use of computer-assisted devices to provide counseling and psychiatric medication management services. Here, the client and provider will usually interface over the computer using a secure, HIPAA-compliant portal in order to “meet” virtually over the internet. With advancements in technology, the availability and scope of Telehealth services are […]
What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is caused by exposure to an extremely traumatic event where the victim’s natural reaction was intense fear, helplessness, or horror. There are several different events that can trigger this and everyone reacts differently. Some of the common events include war, torture, rape, child sexual assaults, terrorism, […]
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) refers to intrusive repetitive thoughts that cause an individual to perform acts in order to prevent something terrible from happening. The acts become ritualistic and can result in total control over the individual. There are four characteristic symptoms of obsessions and two characteristic symptoms of compulsions used to […]
What is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a psychiatric diagnosis that is descriptive of a mental disorder in which the person experiences abnormalities in the perception or the expression of reality. The symptoms are typically exhibited in the early years of adulthood. The is no specific cause for schizophrenia, but research does indicate there may be factors that are encouraging […]
What is Bipolar Disorder?
-What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar Disorder is descriptive of a category of mood disorders that are defined by episodes of abnormal mood swings with related changes in energy level and behavior. It is actually quite serious and dangerous because the person who is suffering from the disorder is often not even aware of it. There […]
What is Anxiety?
What is anxiety? Anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder is a debilitating mental disorder characterized by excessive fears or worries about everyday things in life. The constant worrying is unrealistic and is characterized by a state of unease or apprehension that is exaggerated or out of proportion to the situation. Individuals who experience this are in […]