Tag Archives: mental health

The Truth Behind Harvard’s Happiness Study & Relationships

With more and more people touting the benefits of self-care, they often forget one key aspect: relationships.  While looking inward and doing more to improve your mental/physical wellbeing is important, an influential Harvard study shows that your interpersonal connections have a lot to do with this, as well.  The new twist on an old theme, “Your

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How Neurofeedback Can Improve Your Focus

Coping with an inability to concentrate can be difficult—no matter what age you are.  Does your child struggle to stay on task when studying (which shows in his/her grade)?  Are you looking for a nonpharmacological solution to common mental health problems like ADD or ADHD?  Well, you may want to look into neurofeedback.  At Focal

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What Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Brain

We’ve all had those nights where we can’t seem to fall asleep, despite the fact that we have to wake up early tomorrow.  So, then we struggle through the next day on only a few hours of rest, feeling cranky and sluggish, unable to concentrate at times.  What happens when that “one night” turns into

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Changing Your Mental Health Plan

  If you’ve been diagnosed with a mental health issue and you’ve consulted a licensed professional about it, chances are you have a treatment plan.  Exactly what that plan entails will depend on the disorder you’re dealing with, along with your symptoms and even your age. Unfortunately, not everyone feels like their treatment is individualized to

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Are Online Psychological Assessments Accurate?

If you were to search the term “mental health assessment” on Google, thousands of results would pop up, all with varying degrees of credibility.  Change that to “mental health quiz,” and you’ll get even more.  The problem then becomes deciding which, if any, to choose.  As licensed therapists, we often get asked about the accuracy

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Understanding Neuroplasticity:  The Basis of Cognitive Training

As our understanding of the brain grows, so does our definition of neuroplasticity.  Have you ever noticed how your mind seems to work differently from others’?  Or that your ability to focus or recall information seems to have changed over time?  Well this could easily be a result of your brain’s neuroplasticity.  For individuals suffering

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Perfectionism in America:  The Upward Trend

As society’s standards climb higher and higher, so does the number of people diagnosed with perfectionism each year.  The drive for perfection is mistakenly thought to be a positive trait by some, but, in reality, it often leads to serious mental health issues.  Today, we’ll delve into this epidemic disproportionately affecting adolescents and young adults.

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