Psychiatry
Reach Out To Us Today! Most Private Insurance Accepted
Sibling bullying significantly increases risk of psychotic disorders, finds study
03-06   Sibling bullying significantly increases risk of psychotic disorders, finds study

Parents often have the tendency to dismiss sibling aggression as normal behavior, with some even considering it a useful tool to teach children how to manage conflicts. As it turns out, such behavior may have serious psychological repercussions. It had been previously shown that sibling bullying was a potential risk factor for depression and self-harm […]

Psychotic disorder diagnoses increase risk of premature death in youth, finds study
02-22   Psychotic disorder diagnoses increase risk of premature death in youth, finds study

Mortality rates in people with psychotic disorders are much higher than the general population. Life expectancy rates are estimated to be 15-20 years lower among individuals with psychotic disorders. This gap appears to have widened during the last few decades. So far, most concerns regarding premature mortality in patients with psychotic disorders have centered on […]

The long-term psychosocial effects in adolescent cancer survivors
12-16   The long-term psychosocial effects in adolescent cancer survivors

Receiving a cancer diagnosis as a teen can be truly traumatizing in every aspect. Cancer takes a physical toll on the body, a mental toll on the mind and creates a whirlwind of stress around the patient and their loved ones. Therapy usually consists of a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation and those alone […]

Searching for the biological cause of social withdrawal
08-02   Searching for the biological cause of social withdrawal

The Psychiatric Ratings using Intermediate Stratified Markers (PRISM) project is a €16.5 million public and private European consortium that will use advanced technology to unearth the causes of social withdrawal. PRISM isn’t looking for an antidote to shyness. Acute social withdrawal is often a harbinger of schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and depression. This article examines how PRISM […]

How do opioids impact our feelings of social connection?
06-29   How do opioids impact our feelings of social connection?

If you fell off of your bike and broke your arm, specialized sensory receptors (known as nociceptors) found in the skin, muscle, joints, bone and organs would send a signal to your brain to tell you that you’ve been injured. In response to breaking a bone, your body also has a system in place (i.e., […]

Understanding temperament: Temperament predicts substance abuse
05-24   Understanding temperament: Temperament predicts substance abuse

Temperament refers to “built-in” tendencies to react to external stimulation in a consistent way over time. These tendencies are shaped either positively or negatively through interactions with others. Part 1 and part 2 of this series discussed how to understand temperament and promote positive interactions that bring out the best in everyone. Temperament is determined […]

Understanding temperament: A primer for parents
05-17   Understanding temperament: A primer for parents

Temperament is a manner of behaving that is fairly consistent over time. As discussed in part 1 of this “Understanding temperament” series, temperament is closely related to personality. Understanding individual temperament can help parents realize that their children’s behavior should not be taken personally. Like hair color, people simply are the way they are. Parents […]

Understanding temperament: Personality makes you … you
05-11   Understanding temperament: Personality makes you … you
Posted in Advocacy, Psychiatry

People become who they are due to a combination of nature and nurture. Nature refers to inherited characteristics, such as genetic composition and instinctual traits, such as temperament. Nurture refers to environmental characteristics that influence people, such as physical environment and life experiences. Nature can be modulated or shaped over time through nurture, which is […]

Early intervention for psychotic episodes saves lives
03-25   Early intervention for psychotic episodes saves lives

Most mental health clinicians are proponents of early intervention and for most mental disorders. The notion of preventing escalation and substance abuse by treating symptoms early has been widely shown to improve outcomes for many mental illnesses, including psychotic disorders. Psychotic disorders cost billions of dollars in health care expenses each year, mainly due to […]

Online therapy helps people with depression, anxiety
02-29   Online therapy helps people with depression, anxiety

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, roughly 1 in 5 adults in the United States struggle with mental illness in any given year. That’s a startling 43.8 million people, or enough people to fill the entire state of California and then some. Of course, mental illness isn’t just an issue that affects adults. […]

We accept Most Private Insurance, reach out to us to so we can help!

Measurement-Based Care Close X
Call Now Button