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What to Do About Suicidal Thoughts Jun 10th, 2022

On average, nearly 130 Americans die by suicide each day, that is 1 death every 11 minutes. And it is the second leading cause of death in people aged 10 to 35. Despite the prevalence of suicide, it’s something that people have trouble talking about. If you are struggling with...

STRUGGLING TO MANAGE STRESS? WE CAN HELP Jun 2nd, 2022

Different Types of Stress Stress can be chronic, acute, or episodic. Lifelong things like relationships or jobs can trigger chronic stress disorder. Patients suffering from this kind of stress suffer each day for a long time. The symptoms of chronic stress may include extreme irritability, lack of concentration, low self-esteem,...

Removing the Stigma around Mental Illness May 27th, 2022

What is the Mental Illness stigma? Mental illness stigma is a term used to describe negative attitudes and beliefs about those with a mental illness. Nearly one in five Americans live with a mental illness, and nearly half of Americans are likely to suffer a mental illness in their lifetime....

MYTHS, TYPES, AND TREATMENT – BIPOLAR DISORDER May 6th, 2022

Myths about Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental health condition characterized by periods of depression and mania. The average age of onset is about 25, but it can occur in teens or, more uncommonly, in childhood. The condition affects men and women equally, with...

Living With Schizophrenia Apr 5th, 2022

What is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, acts, expresses emotions, perceives reality and relates to others. Although Schizophrenia is not as common as other mental illnesses, it can be one of the most chronic and disabling. Schizophrenia affects approximately 24 million...

Helping Loved Ones Overcome PTSD Mar 23rd, 2022

For many, the first thought that immediately comes to mind after hearing the term Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is most likely the military. PTSD is often connected to the horrible effects of war and combat; however, it is important to note that PTSD not only affects veterans; anyone is...

Less Obvious Signs of Depression Mar 7th, 2022

Depression, also known as major depressive disorder, is a medical condition that causes intense feelings of sadness and despair. It is a mood disorder in which an individual faces low moods that interferes with their everyday life. Depression is among the most prevalent mental disorders in the United States. The...

WHAT CAUSES INSOMNIA? Feb 23rd, 2022

What is Insomnia On average our body needs about seven to nine hours of sleep each night to properly rest and heal from the daily exertion of everyday life. However, many sleep related surveys carried out have shown that we are not getting the amount of sleep that is ideally...

SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT AND MYTHS - OCD Feb 11th, 2022

What is OCD? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. An individual suffering from intrusive thoughts can often feel distressed. Intrusive thoughts interfere with the individual’s quality of life and ability to execute regular daily tasks. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association...

WHAT IS SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER OR SOCIAL PHOBIA? Jan 24th, 2022

We all know the feeling of being nervous or feeling uncomfortable in a social situation. Public speaking or walking into a room full of strangers isn’t exactly exciting for everybody. For people who suffer from social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, the stress of these situations is too...

Adult ADHD: Fact or Fiction? Jan 6th, 2022

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that makes focusing, paying attention, and concentrating very difficult. It’s one of the most common behavioral disorders affecting American children, but did you know that affects an estimated 5% of adults? Although ADHD is common, there’s still a lot of...

TELEHEALTH SERVICES BY BNBA FOR NEW AND EXISTING PATIENTS Dec 20th, 2021

What is Telehealth Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies like computers and mobile devices to access healthcare services and manage healthcare. It can be a form of video conferencing that allows psychiatrists and therapists to provide healthcare services to people who live in rural or isolated...

How Can You Benefit from Medication Management? Nov 29th, 2021

One in five American adults lives with mental health disorders. Mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are extremely common, and these days, lots of different treatments are available to help you live better despite being diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Boston Neurobehavioral Associates...

Signs You Might Have OCD Oct 13th, 2021

About 2.2 million American adults are living with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. OCD is a type of anxiety that’s characterized by persistent, unwanted thoughts that often trigger repetitive behaviors and compulsions. Everyone has bothersome thoughts from time to time. But for people with OCD, those thoughts and the actions that...

Helping a Loved One With Depression Sep 13th, 2021

About 6% of American adults are living with depression. It’s a common mental health condition, and it affects people of every age, race, and social class. Depression is a complex condition that’s characterized by persistent sadness and hopelessness. Its effects can be far-reaching: It impacts your daily life, enjoyment of...

Myths About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Debunked Aug 23rd, 2021

One in five American adults experience mental illness like depression or anxiety. Each year, almost 10% of American adults go to counseling or therapy to improve their mental health. There are many different methods of psychological treatment, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most common. It’s a...

How ADHD Impacts Adults Differently Jul 28th, 2021

More than 9% of children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s one of the most common mental disorders affecting kids — but did you know that it’s also common in adulthood? Up to 60% of people who had ADHD as children still...

Supporting a Loved One With Anxiety Jun 6th, 2021

Anxiety is the number one mental illness in the United States. In fact, an estimated 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder — and that’s more than 1 in 10 people. Anxiety is characterized by feelings of nervousness and worry, even if there’s no clear cause. It negatively impacts...

Tips for Supporting Your Mental Health May 25th, 2021

About 16 million Americans have major depression. Forty million Americans have anxiety. And millions more have other mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Health care has long been focused on physical health. But these days, experts recognize the importance of mental health — and...

LGBTQ Identities and Mental Health: Unique Challenges and How to Cope Apr 19th, 2021

About 5.6% of Americans identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer (LGBTQ). The world is becoming more accepting of these sexual and gender identities each day, but homophobia, transphobia, and stigma still exist. LGBTQ people regularly face discrimination, abuse, and trauma because of their identities. These experiences create unique...

More Than Sadness: Little-Known Depression Symptoms Mar 17th, 2021

Depression affects millions of Americans. It’s a common mental health disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness that you can’t simply shake off. Although it’s extremely common, depression affects people in different ways. Feelings of sadness, loss of interest, and hopelessness are some of the most common signs, but they’re...

5 Common Signs of PTSD Feb 17th, 2021

It can be difficult to cope immediately after a car crash, assault, or other traumatic event. However, for some people, this can turn into a chronic condition called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Here at Boston Neurobehavioral Associates, we have years of experience diagnosing and treating PTSD so you can get...

Effective Treatments for Adult ADHD Jan 14th, 2021

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can lead to impulsiveness, restlessness, and trouble concentrating. Luckily, there are advancements in ADHD treatment that can help you find the clarity and focus that you deserve.  With help from Boston Neurobehavioral Associates, you can find ways to manage your ADHD effectively. Dr. Mohammad Munir...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Types and Signs of Bipolar Disorder Dec 13th, 2020

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental health condition characterized by periods of depression and mania. While some people assume bipolar disorder just involves mood swings, the reality is there are multiple types of bipolar disorder each with their own specific symptoms and characteristics.  Here at Boston...

How to Manage Anxiety Through the Holidays Nov 11th, 2020

Many people look forward to the holidays, but for some of us, this busy time can also heighten our anxiety. Whether your anxiety spikes at the thought of large holiday gatherings, seeing extended family, or eating at the dinner table, it’s important to make a plan for how to manage...

Pros and Cons of Medications for Insomnia Oct 6th, 2020

More Americans than ever before are struggling to fall asleep: Annually, over 25% of Americans report dealing with a bout of insomnia, with about 6% reporting chronic insomnia. While insomnia is challenging, with the right care, you can get back to enjoying restful nights.  Here at Boston Neurobehavioral Associates in...

4 Myths About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Sep 3rd, 2020

Many people associate obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) with television and film depictions of characters who are very tidy, concerned with cleanliness, and scared of germs. While this can describe some people with OCD, it doesn’t necessarily describe everyone with this condition.  That’s why at Boston Neurobehavioral Associates in the greater Boston...

What to Do About Suicidal Thoughts Aug 7th, 2020

If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Many people experience suicidal thoughts when they feel overwhelmed by the pain in their life. While you might feel hopeless, there is help available. For many people, suicidal thoughts can be effectively treated with the right...

Reducing Mental Illness Stigma: Why It Matters Jul 15th, 2020

Nearly one in five Americans live with a mental illness and nearly half of Americans will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. However, many people who experience mental illness are faced with stigma due to societal misunderstandings.  Here at Boston Neurobehavioral...

Rejection Sensitivity and ADHD Jun 24th, 2020

If you’re part of a family affected by ADHD, you’re probably familiar with its telltale signs, such as difficulty focusing, carelessness, and impulsive behavior in social situations. However, a symptom of ADHD that not many people know about is rejection sensitivity. In this article, you’ll learn more about what rejection...

Can't Sleep? We Can Help. May 31st, 2020

On average, your body needs about seven to nine hours of sleep each night in order to properly rest and heal from your daily exertion. It can be normal to have occasional sleeping problems. However, if you regularly find it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep, you may be...

Helping a Partner Cope With PTSD Apr 1st, 2020

For many people, the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the term posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is probably the military. Known as shell shock during World War I and combat fatigue during World War II, PTSD is often associated with the horrors of war and combat....

Living With OCD Mar 13th, 2020

As a culture, we seem to have more respect and regard for those dealing with mental illness than we did even just 10 years ago. Depression and anxiety, a couple of the most prevalent mental illnesses, certainly carry less stigma than they did in the past. Unfortunately, this isn’t the...

When Does Anxiety Require Medical Intervention? Feb 25th, 2020

You feel nervous and tense, like you can’t sit still. You’re breathing harder than normal despite not doing any physical activity, and you can feel beads of sweat forming on your forehead. It’s hard to focus on one thing as your mind races and your heartbeat spikes. Have you ever...

How Untreated Depression Can Harm Your Physical Health Jan 27th, 2020

It’s estimated that about 17.3 million American adults are currently affected by depression. Even youth aren’t immune, as the mood disorder affects 1.9 million youths between the ages of 3 and 17. Although depression is diagnosed as a psychiatric disorder, it can manifest and affect a person in physical ways...