Panic Attack vs Anxiety Attack: Is There A Difference?

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The terms “panic attack” and “anxiety attack” are often used interchangeably, which can lead to confusion about their true meanings and distinctions. While the two share some similarities, they are distinct experiences with different triggers, symptoms, and durations. The Crane Center is here to help you understand these differences for effective management and support.  Is […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Care Strategies

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Autumn is rapidly approaching, which means shorter days, cooler temperatures, and changing leaves. It also means gray skies and the looming winter, when daylight becomes even more precious and inclement weather prevents many of us from going outdoors. These circumstances can have a negative effect on mental health, even leading to a type of depression […]

Overcoming a Negative Ketamine Experience

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Ketamine assisted psychotherapy can rapidly relieve symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. The majority of eligible patients will have a pleasant experience: some report feelings of gratitude and enlightenment, while others feel a physical weight has been lifted. As with any drug, however, there is the possibility of a negative […]

July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

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July is recognized as Bebe Moore National Minority Mental Health Awareness month, also known as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness month. It is a time dedicated to shedding light on the distinctive mental health challenges faced by the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community. Understanding these challenges is crucial in order to provide appropriate […]

Understanding Mental Health Concerns in the LGBTQIA+ Community

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Individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+ are at a significantly increased risk of mental health struggles. There are a number of reasons for this, which we will look at more closely in this article. Understanding the unique psychological stressors experienced by members of the LGBTQIA+ community will enable us to be more proactive in supporting this […]

Why Are Some Doctors Cash Only?

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“Cash only providers” are those that do not take health insurance as a means of paying for their services. (Cash includes any form of up-front currency, including debit and credit cards). There are several reasons why some doctors decide to only take cash, many of them beneficial to the patient. Read our article to find […]

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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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 […]

How Does EMDR Work?

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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 […]