13 Apr, 2024
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Expert Tips On Finding The Right Mental Health Therapist For You – Health Digest

Dr. Hiser says some therapists will base their rates on your income to help reduce costs. “Another thing people can look for is calling training clinics at university clinical or counseling psychology programs to see if they offer therapy to the public,” Dr. Hiser said. “This would entail having a doctoral graduate student therapist who […]

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A Mental Health Expert Debunks The Biggest Myths About Therapy – Health Digest

Another reason why people might resist therapy is they don’t know where to start in finding the right therapist. Kruger suggests finding a directory where you can search for a therapist that suits your personality and style. You can also browse by their location and area of specialty. Good Therapy and Mental Health Match offer […]

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Can Being A Night Owl Affect Your Mental Health? An Expert Weighs In – Health Digest

Dr. Kruger goes on to outline three key signs that a person may benefit from the support of a mental health professional. “Significant distress [and] decreased level of functioning,” Dr. Kruger says is the first sign. “If being a night owl is contributing to negative impacts on significant things in your daily life, it would […]

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Can A Therapist Break Confidentiality? A Mental Health Expert Weighs In – Health Digest

Dr. Santan goes on to explain that a therapist would be able to break patient confidentiality in the event of an emergency. For example, confidentiality could be broken if “the therapist has reasonable suspicion that the patient is a danger to themselves or to others (suicidal or homicidal),” Dr. Santan states. The same is true […]

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How Your Mental Health Can Affect Your Memory, According To An Expert – Health Digest

Even if stress, burnout, or sleep deprivation cause short-term memory and learning problems, long-term stressors like these can increase the risk of dementia. “The energy it takes to cope with certain feelings or life stress, whether acute or chronic, can get in the way of feeling as sharp,” Bahrman said. “Similarly, excessive stress can overload […]

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Does The Carnivore Diet Help Your Mental Health? It Depends – Health Digest

A supporter of the carnivore diet, Dr. Shawn Baker, has made some big claims about the mental benefits of the carnivore diet. Baker uses anecdotal evidence to support his assertions, but can they be backed up by science? According to Psychology Today, there is evidence that all-meat diets are effective in correcting chemical balances in […]

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Mental Health Therapist Weighs In On Menopause Hormone Changes – Health Digest

Bennett says that every person experiences menopause differently. She suggests learning as much as possible about how your symptoms might be related to hormone changes. “Menopause affects half the population, yet many medical professionals haven’t received adequate training about menopause, so they may minimize or misdiagnose symptoms,” she said. “Mental health symptoms of menopause such […]

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How TikTok’s ‘Silent Walking’ Trend Can Help Your Mental Health – Health Digest

Lalah Delia, a certified spiritual practitioner and author of the mindfulness book “Vibrate Higher Daily: Live Your Power,” told Today that silent walking isn’t a new concept. “Zen Buddhist monks have long practiced silent walking under a different name which they call “walking meditation,’” explained Delia. Even before this trend came along, proponents of mindfulness have often […]

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A Mental Health Expert Shares The Biggest Misconceptions About OCD – Health Digest

Hunter says the many OCD stereotypes portrayed in the media show characters excessively washing their hands or straightening silverware. These stereotypes can cause people to assume that these are the only themes associated with OCD. Hunter says people might not be aware of other OCD themes. “Some examples include fear of offending God, fear of […]

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Feeling ‘meh’? Everything you need to know about anhedonia – the missing word in mental health

There’s an actual word for when you’re feeling a bit ‘meh’ – it’s Anhedonia. Expert reveals the biological and environmental reasons behind it and what can help  When you’re asked how you are, and you say ‘fine’ do you mean you’re not happy, not sad or just a bit ‘blah’ maybe? Even though you have […]