Category: Mental Health

4 Ways Avoid Holiday Depression

The Holiday Blues Series: 4 Ways Avoid Holiday Depression

At approximately 3 pm on Thanksgiving Day, it seems as if the holiday season swings into high gear.

Before you know it, seasonal decorations are up everywhere and holiday sales — too good to pass up –can be found at every turn!

When the calendar turns and December is upon us, many people feel overwhelmed with the holiday season and don’t enjoy it as much as they should. Family and work functions as well as financial stress are some of the most commonly reported stressors during the holiday season.

While we can’t avoid all stress, the following four tips can help you reduce pressures, avoid the blues, and maybe even enjoy yourself this season! Read more

4 Steps Towards Creating Your New Sleep Routine

4 Steps Towards Creating Your New Sleep Routine

There are many variables that may contribute to the maladaptive behaviors and emotional states of people.

Physical ailments, poor nutrition, and defective coping mechanisms can all contribute to the overall mental state of a human being. However, one of the most commonly explored sources of irritability, mood dysregulation and lack of concentration is sleep or lack thereof. Placing mental health concerns aside, for any person whether they be infant, child, adolescent or adult, sleep is imperative to the normal functioning of every system within the body.

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) In Adulthood

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) In Adulthood

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is characterized by the presence of one or more of the following symptoms:

  • hyperactivity
  • impulsivity
  • inattention

Commonly diagnosed during childhood and early adolescence, ADHD causes significant impairment for youngsters in academic and social settings. Several studies are available for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD but scarce information is available concerning the course of the disorder in adulthood.

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Effects of Diet on Mental Health

At the Duffy Counseling Center, we see many children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, …

Early Self-Regulation Leads to Improved Stress Tolerance

The University of Pittsburgh reviewed a 25 year longitudinal study covering the effects of early support for individuals …

Emotional Exhaustion: Causes, Symptoms, and Remedies

Emotional Exhaustion: Cause, Symptoms, and Remedies

In 2017, the American Psychological Association conducted a survey called Stress in America: The State of Our Nation and …