Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of major depressive disorder (MDD) that occurs mostly during the winter months. There is no clear cause of SAD. Less sunlight and shorter days are thought to be linked to a chemical change in the brain and may be part of the cause of seasonal affective disorder. Melatonin, a sleep-related hormone, also may be linked. SAD is occasionally referred to as “winter depression” since the symptoms are typically more noticeable and severe during […]
When working in Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Facilities, a doctor may encounter many difficulties when examining a new patient and attempting to determine what drugs they may be taking, or which medications will work best for them. Electronic prescribing, often known as “E-Prescribing,” allows health care practitioners to enter prescription information into a computer device, such as a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer, and securely transfer the prescription to pharmacies using a specific software program and network access.
What is […]
It’s natural to feel stressed from time to time, but how do you define stress? What effect does it have on our overall health? What can we do to better understand how to deal with it? When we are under stress, our bodies react in a certain way. A major challenge or threat causes chemicals and hormones to surge throughout your body. We instinctively respond like this in the face of danger, and it’s why our ancestors overcame occasional dangers.
There is nothing more joyous than spending time with family and friends during the holiday season. But unwelcome guests — stress and depression, can cause the holiday blues. This time of year can be lonely for those who are unable to see their family or friends. But, even when you are with people you love, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve can be challenging. We are always busy with the pursuit of perfect gifts, travel arrangements, never-ending parties, and obligations […]
Mental health officials increasingly see substance abuse and addiction as mental health issues. In recent years, it has been viewed less as a sign of criminal activity and more as a mental disorder worthy of empathy and compassion, just like any other health condition.
The use of substances stimulates neurochemical changes that release dopamine and strengthen the association between a desired emotional state and a particular behavior. An individual is more likely to relapse if they use the substance regularly and […]
The terms “EHR” and “EMR” are often heard in medical practices, but most people aren’t aware of their differences. Our company MedEZ™, as an EHR provider, frequently sees these terms used interchangeably and wanted to explain how they differ in the medical field.
There will always be an industry’s own vernacular, with terms that are used inside that are difficult for outsiders to understand but necessary for players to understand. In addition to categorizing professionals from non-experts, Jargon saves people time […]
Men’s health week serves to raise awareness of health problems men face, as well as encourage early detection and treatment of diseases. Although mental health problems impact everyone, the stigma attached to men’s mental health may make it difficult for some to discuss and seek treatment.
Societal Stigma and Myths Surrounding Mental Health
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, men with mental illnesses are less likely to receive mental health treatment […]
After more than a year of being in the frontlines of the pandemic, healthcare workers have had to deal with strong emotions — such as stress and anxiety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes the need for healthcare workers to recognize what stress looks like and take adequate steps to cope with it.
How The Pandemic Added To The Industry’s Stress
Stress from traumatic events impacts each individual differently. In August of 2020, the CDC released […]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month — a month filled with advocating for a variety of mental health issues. Since last week’s focus was children’s mental health, we’re sharing tips on making kids feel safe, confident and healthy.
Making Them Feel Safe
Creating a sense of safety — both emotionally and physically — is vital for kids’ mental health. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, feeling connected and welcomed allows children […]
Today’s youth is burdened with not only living during a global pandemic, but also growing up in it. The coronavirus doesn’t target children directly. However, many kids and young adults are experiencing the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 era.
The Pandemic’s Overall Impact
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists a number of challenges children and teens face during the pandemic. Changes in their routines, such as having to physically distance from others, can cause increased […]