Entries by Katherine Shaw

October is ADHD Awareness Month

What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children (8.4 percent), though it also affects many adults (2.5 percent). General or common symptoms of ADHD include:  Inability to stay focused, which can lead to not paying attention Hyperactivity, which means the person is moving their body too much […]

9 Tips on How to Take Control of Your Mental Health

Think of your mental health as if it were part of the outside of your body, like an arm or leg. If you had an open wound, bruises, broken bone or a bad burn, you would get your injury treated. People would see your injury and know you were in pain.  Your mental health IS […]

The Benefits of Telepsychiatry

What is Telepsychiatry? Telepsychiatry is a subset of telemedicine, which is a way of providing healthcare communication other than in-person visits, such as videoconference or telephone. Telepsychiatry provides a range of services including psychiatric evaluations, patient education, therapy and management of medications. Benefits of Telepsychiatry Video-based telepsychiatry in particular meets important needs that may not […]