Quarantine Fatigue: 6 Ways to Protect Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Quarantine Fatigue: 6 Ways to Protect Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 09/02/20
Quarantine Fatigue: 6 Ways to Protect Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While the United States continues to struggle with the spread of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the spread of an infectious disease can lead to some or all of the following issues: Fear and worry about our health and the health of loved ones Anxiety about our financial situation or employment Lack…

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9 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 08/12/20
Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Some may consider the mental health benefits of exercise to be an unusual subject. Usually when the topic of exercise enters the conversation, most people automatically think about building strength and endurance, gaining muscle, losing weight or body fat, and of course, working out for that coveted “beach body.” While all of those rewards may…

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Famous People With Bipolar Disorder: 8 Celebs Coping With Bipolar

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 07/29/20
Celebrities and Famous People With Bipolar Disorder

Though everyone experiences mood swings from time to time, people struggling Bipolar Disorder (BD) live with dramatic shifts that can affect their energy, behavior and ability to think clearly. Because it can impact anyone, it should come as no surprise there are many celebrities and famous people with Bipolar Disorder who have been able to…

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What is the Difference Between Stress and Depression?

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 07/08/20
Stress vs Depression

There’s so much overlap between the symptoms that it can be easy to confuse the difference between stress and depression. Some people might think they’re stressed out when, in fact, they’re dealing with undiagnosed depression. Another person might believe they’re depressed when in actuality a small behavioral change might alleviate their problem. This is why…

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Dissociative Identity Disorder Symptoms, Treatment, and Causes

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 07/01/20
Dissociative Identity Disorder Symptoms, Treatment, and Causes

A complex psychiatric condition, once referred to as multiple personality disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is often misunderstood and even considered, incorrectly, a myth in some circles. Research over the last 40 years has proven this condition is very real and can be the source of significant anguish and impairment in day-to-day life. This is…

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Serotonin Foods That Boost Mood to Be Happier and Healthier

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 06/17/20
Serotonin Foods That Boost Mood to Be Happier and Healthier

There’s always a lot of chatter about maintaining a healthy, balanced diet, but very often what’s missing from the discussion are the actual facts of why eating healthy is so important. One of those “finer points” is how our diet can chemically influence our mood, which is why regular consumption of serotonin foods is a…

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June is PTSD Awareness Month (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 06/10/20
PTSD Awareness Month in June

An estimated 8 million people in the United States struggle with mental health issues related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Because it impacts so many people, June is recognized as PTSD Awareness Month. From combat veterans to survivors of physical or sexual abuse, and even those who have witnessed severe trauma, this condition can cause…

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6 Famous People With PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 06/03/20
Famous People With PTSD

June is PTSD Awareness Month, so it’s an appropriate time to learn more about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This mental health issue can impact anyone, and there are quite a few celebrities and famous people with PTSD who have come forward to talk about it. Surviving or witnessing a deeply traumatic event is a lot more…

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7 Ways of Treating Depression Without Drugs or Medication

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 05/27/20
Treating Depression Without Drugs or Medication

Prescription medications are one of the most popular methods for treating mental health conditions, but there are also other ways of treating depression without drugs or medication that can be just as effective for many people. Struggling with bouts of depression and other mental health issues is part of the human experience. It is inevitable…

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