The holiday season is meant to be a joyful time when family and friends get together to celebrate, share gratitude and delicious meals and make wonderful memories. They almost always look perfect on television and on social media newsfeeds, but the reality is that the holidays can be extremely stressful.
Many studies have shown the detrimental impact that emailing and working after work hours can have on an individual and their relationships. Stacy Doumas, Residency program director & vice chair of Education in the Department of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, offers her take on this practice and if it is harmful to your mental and physical health.
September 9-15 is National Suicide Prevention Week and provides a chance for us to pause, connect with each other and have candid and open conversations about mental health.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a subtype of depression. While it’s common for us to associate SAD with wintertime, for some, those symptoms of depression hit in the summertime.
At the core, the differences between a panic attack and an anxiety attack are the length of the symptoms, the level of intensity and how they are triggered. While panic attacks are sudden, quick and highly intense, anxiety attacks can be either gradual build ups or abrupt, can last for hours and can be lower intensity.
The sad reality is that anyone in any walk of life can be impacted by anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts and it should be taken very seriously.