National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 27-March 5 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW) in the United States. Eating disorders affect nearly 29 million Americans at some point in their lives. As an annual campaign, NEDAW hopes to educate the population regarding the seriousness of these disorders and offer resources for treatment options.  What is an Eating Disorder? In…

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How Does EMDR Work?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy technique designed to assist the brain in accessing and processing traumatic memories. It has demonstrated particular benefit in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). But how, exactly, does EMDR work? And how does it differ from traditional methods of treatment for PTSD? The concept…

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Counseling for First Responders

First responders comprise a group of individuals that are often witness to the immediate fall out of a serious accident. By definition, they are usually the first to arrive after a car accident, fire, medical emergency, or other disaster. Among other duties, many are expected to perform life-saving medical care under the most extenuating of…

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Ketamine for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder associated with extreme mood swings that can significantly impact quality of life. It also has a high rate of treatment resistance to current therapies. In this article, we will examine the potential for low dose ketamine as an alternative means of treating refractory bipolar disorder.  What is Bipolar…

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Can Ketamine Treat Personality Disorders?

The study of ketamine in the realm of mental health is ongoing. Early results are promising for many disorders, from PTSD to chronic pain and addiction. With demonstrated efficacy in even the most resistant cases, many individuals may be wondering about ketamine’s potential in the treatment of a particularly complicated area of mental health: personality…

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