We have all experienced moments of stress in our lives. When something unexpected or alarming happens, a part of your brain, the hypothalamus, sets off an internal alarm. This alarm signals your adrenal glands to release hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, into your nervous system that cause your heart rate to increase, your muscles to tense and your breath to quicken. This is referred to as your fight or flight response, and your body is ready to take action to protect itself from harm.
Dr. Elizabeth Kurian explains how mental health issues can manifest in children, how to recognize them and when you should reach out to a health provider.
Developing a health-related New Year’s resolution can be a great way to kick start a healthier year ahead. Instead of just focusing on your physical health, it is important to recognize other areas as well such as your mental and social health and well-being.
Dr. Sally Salman, Internal Medicine, outlines components of the health triangle to help you determine what your health resolutions should focus on in the new year.
Some people may experience anxiety that is focused specifically on illness or the fear of illness as a result of living during a pandemic and flu season. Stacey J. Feuer, PsyD, MLD, provides strategies to manage this type of anxiety.
Effective interpersonal communication is hard. When you add in the challenges and stressors of a global pandemic, it can feel nothing short of impossible. You may find it more difficult to respond to stressful situations calmly. You may find yourself snapping at your partner or feeling like you just need some time to yourself. You may feel angrier than normal. Given the unprecedented and uncertain times, that all makes sense. It’s important to recognize and validate how you are feeling in order to work towards meaningful change within your relationship.
Being an adolescent is difficult enough without a pandemic, but here we are. What can you do to help your teen understand and follow social distancing?
The COVID-19 outbreak is scary, and it’s not going away quickly. So how can we take the pressure off of parents so they can get back to parenting well?
It is recommended that adults receive seven to nine hours of sleep each night. However, getting the sleep you need to function at your best is not always as easy as it sounds.
Learn about the common symptoms of depression and what factors may put you at higher risk.
PTSD may develop after being the victim of physical harm, witnessing physical harm or knowing a loved one who suffered physical harm. In order to be diagnosed a person must have one re-experiencing symptom, at least three avoidance symptoms and at least two hyperarousal symptoms. Continue reading to learn more about each symptom.