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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...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 28th, 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...

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...