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Make the Season Brighter

Posted 11/23/2017 by UHBlog

Extended family enjoying seasonal meal

Be proactive to help stop the winter blues in their tracks.

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“13 Reasons Why”

Posted 8/14/2017 by UHBlog

13 Reasons Why

How to talk to your teens about this Netflix miniseries and teen suicide.

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An Empty Nest Doesn’t Mean an Empty Life

Posted 10/18/2016 by UHBlog

An Empty Nest Doesn’t Mean an Empty Life

It may take some adjusting, but parents can experience a new and exciting phase in life after their youngest moves out.

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Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More

Posted 7/27/2016 by UHBlog

Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More

Loneliness can lead to depression and anxiety.

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Depression Screening Recommended for Pregnant Women, New Mothers

Posted 3/21/2016 by UHBlog

If pregnancy and new motherhood isn’t the joyous time you expected, you’re not alone. Talk to us. Pregnant women and new moms are used to and expect to go through physical check-ups during and after their pregnancies. Now, they can expect screenings and questions about their emotional well-being, too. A federal panel is recommending that everyone over the age of 18 be screened for depression, with particular emphasis on pregnant and postpartum women. This is welcome news to psycholo...

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8 Surprising Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Posted 10/27/2015 by UHBlog

If you suffer from chronic pain, depression or unmanageable stress, learn how massage therapy can help. What’s the lowdown on a rubdown? Whether you're an armchair quarterback or an active athlete, a therapeutic massage given by a licensed massage therapist might be just what the doctor ordered. According to massage therapist Jane Smith, a growing body of evidence suggests that therapeutic massage is just the ticket when it comes to reducing muscle tension, easing chronic pain and creating...

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Acupuncture Cures for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted 3/3/2015 by UHBlog

Acupuncture treats the blahs, including seasonal affective disorder (SAD). When the Beatles sang, "It's been a long cold lonely winter," they might have been singing about Northeast Ohio. "Our winter season is so long and Cleveland is one of the cloudiest cities to live in," says licensed acupuncturist Julia Proctor. "Some people get depressed by this lack of natural sunlight." The condition has a name, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and it's a type of depression that affects people in th...

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Postpartum Depression: Myths and Facts

Posted 10/13/2014 by UHBlog

Beat the Blues While it’s hard for many people to imagine the birth of a child being anything but joyful, the reality is that between 10 and 15 percent of women experience postpartum depression (PPD), a serious mental health condition that can have big consequences for a woman and her baby. Myths and misinformation about PPD abound among both health care providers and patients. Psychologist Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD, sets the record straight about the most persistent myths surrounding th...

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The Top 3 Mental Health Problems for Adolescents

Posted 10/8/2014 by UHBlog

It’s normal for adolescents to experience emotional ups and downs. But when these issues interfere with the normal activities of life, a teen may have a serious mental health condition requiring treatment. Unless your pediatrician does a proper mental health screening, however, these problems may go undiagnosed. “Symptoms of these conditions may be different from those experienced by adults,” explains child and adolescent psychologist Luis Felipe Amunategui, PhD. “They c...

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Know The Signs of Childhood Depression

Posted 10/3/2014 by UHBlog

Parents are often very good at spotting the signs that their child is getting sick. Maybe he or she is more tired than usual, or more cranky, or suddenly has no appetite. But when the problem is mental rather than physical, it can often be hard to tell what’s normal and what’s a sign of something more serious. Child psychiatrist John Hertzer, MD, helps parents spot the signs. How can a parent tell the difference between a child who is just experiencing normal sadness and a child w...

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Depression and Suicide, Gender and Age – What You Need to Know

Posted 5/19/2014 by UHBlog

Emotions like sorrow, grief and moodiness are part of life. But when sadness consumes someone on a daily basis like an unwelcome, unrelenting companion, it may be depression. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 20 million people in the U.S. suffer from clinical depression. This condition is treatable through methods such as medication and talk therapy, but unfortunately many people don’t seek treatment. Some believe emotions are not a medical concern. Others ar...

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