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How To Recognize Early Warning Signs of Depression

Many people begin to suffer from depression without realizing it. Close friends and loved ones may not even be able to tell that they are experiencing the early stages of a serious and debilitating mental illness that affects an estimated 14 million American adults. There are many promising treatment modalities that effectively treat depression and…

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Ask the Psychiatrist: Depression

Those suffering from depression often equate the illness to living underwater: interactions feel muffled, perspective is blurred, and completing even simple tasks can be slow and difficult. For the estimated 14 million American adults suffering from depressive disorders, the powerful current of isolation, numbness, lethargy, irritability, and helplessness can interfere with every aspect of life.…

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Ask the Psychiatrist: Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is the body’s normal reaction to stress, and it has a very important purpose. It is designed to signal dangerous, uncomfortable, or unfamiliar situations so that we remain aware and alert. However, for the 40 million adults affected by anxiety disorders (which includes Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder),…

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Ask The Psychiatrist: How To Find The Right Mental Health Care

With the abundance of treatment options and mental health professionals, each promising different approaches and better results, finding the right care, such as an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for you or a loved one can be an added stressor in an already challenging situation. Below, True Life Center’s Executive Medical Director, Dr. Krista Roybal, shares some…