Brainspotting vs EMDR Therapy: Which Is Right For You?

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Brainspotting are two prominent psychological approaches to treating certain psychological conditions. While both methods share some similarities, they also possess distinct techniques and theoretical foundations. Let’s take a closer look at Brainspotting vs EMDR so you can decide which is right for you.  What is EMDR Therapy? […]

Understanding ADHD Burnout

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Burnout can occur in anyone at any time, but it is especially common in individuals with ADHD. The unique stressors faced by individuals with this condition can lead to a vicious cycle of productivity, impulsivity, high stress, and, ultimately, burnout. Understanding how and why ADHD burnout occurs can help you develop strategies to avoid it.  […]

Supporting Mental Health in Public Works Jobs

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When it comes to first responders, most of us think of law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. Of course, these men and women deserve huge accolades for their work. But there is another category of first responder that is so ubiquitous, it often goes unrecognized: public works jobs. These are the individuals working tirelessly […]

Ketamine Therapy for Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders (EDs) are complex mental health conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. They are characterized by abnormal eating habits and a distorted body image, often leading to severe physical and emotional consequences. Eating disorders are notoriously difficult to treat, and even those seeking active counseling are highly susceptible to relapse. Given the life-threatening […]

What Are Trauma Responses?

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Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that can overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope. It can leave lasting imprints on one’s mind and body, often triggering automatic biological responses aimed at self-preservation. Most of us are familiar with the “fight or flight” response that occurs in periods of high stress. But trauma is […]

Treatment of Depression in Parkinson’s Disease

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Living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is physically and emotionally challenging. The degenerative nature of the disorder can have a profound impact on an individual’s quality of life, leading to depressive symptoms. Depression is, in fact, the most common neuropsychiatric disorder in Parkinson’s patients, affecting as much as 50% of those diagnosed. Current therapies for the […]

What is HMPV?

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Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a virus that belongs to the same family as other respiratory viruses, including RSV. First identified in 2001, HMPV has since been recognized as a significant cause of respiratory tract infections, particularly in young children, older adults, and individuals with weakened immune systems. How Do You Get HMPV? Like other respiratory […]

Ketamine for CRPS

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Can Ketamine Provide Relief for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome? Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a multi-faceted and often misunderstood chronic pain condition that can significantly impact the lives of those affected. Ketamine for CRPS is a newer form of treatment that can offer rapid relief without the side effects and abuse potential of traditional […]

What Are Cannabis Derived Terpenes?

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The list of proven benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) is ever-increasing, from pain-relieving applications to mental health struggles. In addition to cannabidiol, all CBD products (except isolate) contain terpenes. These compounds are considered a critical element in boosting  CBD’s overall effect. But do cannabis derived terpenes have any use on their own? How do they work […]