Stress, Health, and Coping
on February 16th, 2021
The American Academy of Family Physicians estimates that 60% of the health problems brought to doctors are somehow related to stress. Sometimes illness is the direct result of the body’s sustained stress response, while other times stress exacerbates an existing illness. The list of stress-related ailments is very long and includes psychological disorders, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, tics, ten...
Seasonal Affective Disorder
on January 2nd, 2021
Susan Arquette, PhD, LPSeasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) was officially recognized as a distinct disorder more than 20 years ago. More common in higher latitudes and thought to be more influenced by day length than temperature, it consists of a pattern including some or all of the following: depressed mood, decreased energy, increased need for sleep, loss of interest, enjoyment and motivation, inc...