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LO QUE FUI ES LO QUE SOY

    La gratitud de un inmigrante. Cuando pregunté por la fecha limite para entregar esta mi segunda columna me informaron tambien que saldría publicada justo antes del dia de acción de gracias (Thanksgiving) Entonces, me parecio casi obligatorio dedicar este espacio a la gratitud, y su impacto en la salud mental. A kilómetros de […]

How Do Clinicians Make Prescribing Decisions?

  Angela Couch, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC Lindner Center of HOPE, Pyschiatric Nurse Practitioner Making decisions about which medication to prescribe is a complicated process.  Janicak, et al (2006, p. 1) described the complexity of the issue fairly well, “…while improved therapies to ease a patient’s suffering are constantly emerging, the practitioner is required to continually […]

Innovations in Mental Health Treatment

By Danielle J. Johnson, MD, FAPA Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief of Adult Psychiatry   Innovations in Mental Health Treatment By Danielle J. Johnson, MD, FAPA Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief of Adult Psychiatry The past year has brought exciting innovations in treatment options for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depressive disorder […]

Social Media and Technology and the Impact on Mental Health

By Jen Milau, APRN, PMHNP-BC Lindner Center of HOPE, Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner  There’s no denying it: the advent of social media has changed the way we connect with one another. In some ways, these programs have offered an opportunity to locate and reconnect with lost friends or family members – a phenomenon that was […]

Parenting for good mental health in children

By Anna I. Guerdjikova, PhD, MSW, LSW “Mens sana in corpore sano” is a Latin saying from the Satires of Juvenal (ad c.60–c.130) , literally translating to ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’ and widely used nowadays to describe the concept of wellness – the need for both physical and mental wellbeing to be […]

Identifying and Treating Panic Disorder

By Nicole Bosse, PsyD Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist What is panic disorder? Panic disorder consists of recurrent unexpected panic attacks, specifically a spike of intense anxiety or discomfort that reaches a peak in minutes that is followed by four or more of the following symptoms: racing heart/palpitations, sweating, trembling/shaking, shortness of breath, feelings […]

Innovations in Mental Health Treatment

 Innovations in Mental Health Treatment By Danielle J. Johnson, MD, FAPA Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief of Adult Psychiatry The past year has brought exciting innovations in treatment options for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depressive disorder (MDD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD.) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the marketing […]

Trauma and Mental Health

Jennifer L. Farley, PsyD Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist When horrible things happen, things that we didn’t want or expect, they can have a significant – and sometimes devastating – effect on our lives. This is especially the case when the horrible event was perceived as a risk to our life or the life […]