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Solar Eclipse Might Impact Mental Health

Solar Eclipse Might Impact Mental Health

It’s being billed as a “once in a lifetime” event—and with good reason. The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse is rare in that it is only visible in the U.S. This hasn’t happened since the country was founded, USA Today says. While many of the articles and

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Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety, or as it also classified, Social Phobia, is the extreme fear of being judged, analyzed and scrutinized by others in social or performance area situations.  The Anxiety and Depression Association of America claims that almost 15 million Americans suffer from some form of social anxiety

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Glen Campbell and Alzheimer’s Disease

Glen Campbell and Alzheimer’s Disease

The music industry lost a bit of sparkle recently with the passing of the “Rhinestone Cowboy”, Glen Campbell, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.  Since the 1960’s, Campbell performed music that was one of the first to cross from country to pop.  While Campbell was talented and successful,

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Lori Frazier Named Director of Business Development

Lori Frazier Named Director of Business Development

Lori Frazier was recently named the Director of Business Development at Haven Senior Horizons.  In this role, Frazier manages a team of community and clinical liaisons and is responsible for the marketing and business development strategies for the hospital. Frazier was a Community Liaison at Haven for

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Emergency Department Suicidal Screenings

Emergency Department Suicidal Screenings

Emergency Department (ED) Suicidal Screening can predict a significant number of individuals at risk for suicide, according to a recent study published in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.  This study reports that many who seek treatment in Emergency Departments struggle with depression and have either attempted

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Evaluation and Treatment for Dissociative Disorders is Very Complex

Evaluation and Treatment for Dissociative Disorders is Very Complex

In the movies, those with multiple personalities have often been the stars of frightening events. The Three Faces of Eve, Sybil and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde come to mind. But for some, living with a type of dissociative disorder is far more real. Dissociative disorders were

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Life Goes On, Even When Grieving

Life Goes On, Even When Grieving

Grief brings a natural feeling of loss and loneliness. The person who has died left a void. There may not be someone to watch that favorite TV show with, or to share dinner. For caregivers, the time spent performing daily tasks for the other person may suddenly

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DSM-5 Diagnostic Pocket Guide for Elder Mental Health

DSM-5 Diagnostic Pocket Guide for Elder Mental Health

A significant gap exists between mental health professionals and the number of senior adults in need of their help. It’s estimated that there is only one geriatric psychiatrist for every 23,000 senior adults in the U.S. By 2030, that number is expected to be one for every

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD as it is commonly referred to, is a chronic, prolonged disorder in which people struggle with overwhelming, recurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that individuals need to repeat constantly.  OCD can manifest itself through symptoms with either obsessions or compulsions or the

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Depression: Statistics Show A Major Challenge

Depression: Statistics Show A Major Challenge

When it comes to depression, the numbers are well, depressing. Earlier this year, the World Health Organization named depression as the world’s most widespread illness—and shows little danger of losing the title anytime soon. According to WHO, the number of people with depression—a “persistent sadness and loss

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