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What is Medication Assisted Treatment and Who Can it Help?

How to Get Started with Mental Healthcare

Gaining access to a mental healthcare professional can be easy for some, more difficult for others. Much depends on the requirements of an individual’s healthcare coverage. Some insurers require a referral from a primary care physician. Other…
The Hazards of Getting the Wrong Mental Health Diagnosis

Social Media and Mental Health

Social media can be a great tool with which to stay in touch with family and friends. However, social media also has a dark side with the power to adversely affect the mental and physical health of anyone who uses one of the platforms. Social…
Helping Someone You Love Struggling With Intrusive Suicidal Thoughts

How to Handle Uncomfortable Thoughts

Unwanted thoughts intrude on everyone at various times in their life. They arrive unbidden and are the source of considerable stress, anxiety and even fear. It’s important to understand that intrusive thoughts are normal, but they can also…

How to Navigate Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty nest syndrome is a very real problem for some parents, even though it’s not officially listed as a mental health disorder. On average, parents adjust to their new lifestyle within a couple of months. However, parents experiencing serious…

How to Discuss Mental Health and Addiction to Reduce the Stigma

Despite greater awareness of mental health conditions and addiction, along with numerous media campaigns, fear and misunderstanding creates stigma that continues to proliferate. Stigma is just one of the reasons that many people don’t seek…
Suboxone Therapy in South Florida | Southcoast Psychiatric Services

What is Medication Management and Why is it so Important?

It can be difficult for individuals and/or their caregivers to keep track of the medications that they’re taking, the time they should be administered, and how often. In mental health, it also involves the evaluation of a person’s need for…
How Psychiatry Services can Help With Common Sleep Disorders

How Depression Affects Your Sleep

There’s a definite link between depression and sleep. A lack of restful slumber can trigger depression and vice versa. It’s important for individuals to understand that connection. Fragmented Sleep People experiencing depression often…
How do Psychiatry Services Help With Mental Health Issues?

Helping a Loved One With OCD

Helping someone with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be difficult without professional guidance and treatment. OCD is a mental health disorder and experts aren’t sure what causes it. Before loved ones can help, it’s important to…
Methadone vs Buprenorphine - What’s Better for Opioid Treatment?

4 Effective Treatments for Managing PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition. It can occur when someone experiences or witnesses a physical or emotionally traumatic event. People may play the experience over and over mentally and it can affect every aspect…
Dealing With Stress: Tips to Managing Stress | Southcoast

The Benefits of Therapy for Mental Health

Many people with mental health conditions benefit from therapy, whether it’s one-on-one or in a group session. It’s an essential part of an overall wellness plan that helps with problems, issues, pain and trauma – past, present and future. Different…