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Stuttering is Rarely a Stand Alone Affliction

Though stuttering may seem to be an issue that is entirely physical, new studies have found that the affliction has multiple components. While this may seem like a surprise, some of the most promising new research into stuttering has found that it is far more neurological in nature than previously thought. In fact, these studies have found that the […]

Managing and Thriving with a Stutter

Stuttering can be an embarrassing and debilitating problem. It can be especially difficult for children who may opt to withdraw from social situations to avoid being mocked by classmates. It can also be difficult for adults who would prefer to avoid feelings of shame, self-consciousness and awkwardness with peers.
What may surprise you is that some of Hollywood’s biggest names […]

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    Can a Heart Test Help Tell the Difference between BiPolar Disorder and Depression?

Can a Heart Test Help Tell the Difference between BiPolar Disorder and Depression?

“While this is an important finding that merits further research, I would caution clinical application and oversimplifying diagnosis. Overall, this data does not validate cause and effect; there are numerous other variables to consider in determining diagnosis; and medicines to treat these conditions also affect heart rate. Patients and clinicians should not assume that an EKG alone will lead […]

Light Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Ahmad responds to WedMD’s recent article on light therapy being used to treat bipolar disorder:

“Needless to say, since light therapy has been effective in treating seasonal effective disorder, it sheds a ray of hope in those with bipolar depression who are taking medicines yet continue to have mild to moderate symptoms. As the authors noted limitations do include an […]

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    Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

Benoit Denizet-Lewis’s article “Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?” in The New York Times Magazine addresses many timely issues I agree with including that anxiety levels and expectations of parents also have a lot to do with adolescent anxiety levels, and their overwhelming feelings of failure, fear and danger.  Nuclear family dynamics are splintering […]

Fact Vs. Fiction: 6 Major Myths About Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Disorder is a very challenging illnesses to diagnose and treat. While it is normal for a person to experience occasional anxiety during any given day, it is not normal for anxiety to chronically interfere with one’s day-to-day ability to function. Unfortunately, the complexity around anxiety has led to a plethora of misinformation on this illness.

Myth #1:  Anxiety is the […]

The Effect of Marijuana on Your Dreams

When you think of the effects of marijuana, you might think of the movies: stoner montages and teen party sequences. You might be a regular or occasional user, or have experimented with the substance at some point in your life. But one thing you probably don’t consider when you think of marijuana is how it affects your dreams.

In fact, […]

Fact Vs. Fiction: 4 Major Myths About Bipolar Disorder

At the Integrative Center for Wellness, we specialize in treating misunderstood mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder. And in our line of work, addressing the myths about the disease are often just as important as the treatments we prescribe.

While all mental health issues have some stigma attached to them, bipolar disorder in particular is wildly mischaracterized among the general […]

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: Understanding The Key To Overall Wellness

 Imagine it: you’re ready to lose weight. You’re ready to find out exactly how many calories you need to eat (no more, no less) and what foods to never touch again. But then when you ask a professional to make your new dietary plan, the advice you receive is not about what you eat, but rather how you think […]

More Than A Number: Weight Loss & Wellness

Can you remember how many weight loss ads you’ve seen this month? Probably not. Weight loss advertising and discussions are everywhere right now – especially since many people are headed to the beach. We ourselves have discussed weight loss recently, exploring the psychological factors that affect our dietary choices.
However, our blog post – and the millions of other weight […]