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 (ADHD)?
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder that is characterized by a chronic pattern of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity or a combination of the three that affect how a person functions in their day-to-day life. ADHD is very common among children, and three times more prevalent among boys than girls. Once referred to as […]
Understanding Sleep Disorders
What are sleep disorders? How do you decide if you are experiencing a sleep disorder or just restless sleep? Many people experience occasional problems sleeping well, not getting enough sleep, and not feeling rested after sleeping? When these problems persist, though, they can suggest a deeper problem with sleeping – sometimes referred to as a […]
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 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 […]
What is Depression?
What is depression? Depression is a mental illness that is correlated with a chemical imbalance in the brain that affects the body and mind. This imbalance can cause changes in mood, behavior, thinking, and physical well-being. The symptoms vary from person to person but are generally signified by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, and loss […]
What is Neuropsychological Testing?
Neuropsychological testing involves the administration of standardized ability tests that help to identify changes in brain functioning that may result from various medical and neurological conditions. The results of these neuropsychological tests are interpreted in conjunction with a thorough understanding of clients’ backgrounds and the unique behavioral and emotional issues the client might be having. […]