Doing Nothing is the Best Thing We Can Do

2020-03-25T15:50:52+00:00

I have seen so many various ideas for combatting COVID-19 (coronavirus) flying around the internet and it's really gotten me thinking about how humans tend to behave in times of stress. One intervention that I keep seeing is the idea to make your own cloth masks to protect yourself from coronavirus. I can completely understand [...]

Doing Nothing is the Best Thing We Can Do2020-03-25T15:50:52+00:00

Free Range Psychiatry and COVID-19

2020-03-25T14:05:21+00:00

We realize that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost everyone in one way or another. At Free Range Psychiatry, we are making some changes in response to COVID-19: 1) We are no longer offering office visits or house calls at this time. All appointments will be held via online video sessions using Zoom. Click here [...]

Free Range Psychiatry and COVID-192020-03-25T14:05:21+00:00

Staying Happy and Healthy During a Pandemic

2020-03-19T14:10:06+00:00

With everything that is going on with the Coronavirus pandemic, many of us have found ourselves experiencing high levels of stress. During times like these, even the most resilient amongst us (myself included) may start noticing worsened mental health in the form of increased anxiety and depression. It's immensely important that during these stressful times [...]

Staying Happy and Healthy During a Pandemic2020-03-19T14:10:06+00:00

Running in a Pandemic

2020-03-17T19:24:43+00:00

Since starting medical school back in 2006, I have worked through multiple natural disasters and outbreaks. I can't even recall them all, but I remember surviving Hurricane Dean while I was a medical student on the island of Dominica. During my psychiatry residency, I worked in a psychiatric emergency room in Brooklyn during Hurricanes Irene [...]

Running in a Pandemic2020-03-17T19:24:43+00:00

Free Range Will Be Fully Cage-Free!

2020-03-18T17:36:10+00:00

We are excited to announce that as of April 1st, 2020, Free Range Psychiatry will become completely cage-free and will no longer be offering office visits. We will, however, continue to offer all of the exact same services as before, but 100% via telepsychiatry (online, virtual sessions). We had been considering this change for a [...]

Free Range Will Be Fully Cage-Free!2020-03-18T17:36:10+00:00

Mindfulness Therapy Effective for Treating Children with ADHD

2020-03-06T21:17:36+00:00

An estimated 6.4 million American children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). The first line treatment for ADHD is often medication, which comes with a whole host of serious side effects, including sleep problems, decreased appetite, weight loss, irritability and even psychosis. Fortunately, there are a variety of other non-medication [...]

Mindfulness Therapy Effective for Treating Children with ADHD2020-03-06T21:17:36+00:00

Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression, Boost Mood

2019-10-21T15:04:45+00:00

There's fresh evidence that eating a healthy diet, one that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and limits highly processed foods, can help reduce symptoms of depression. A randomized controlled trial published in the journal PLOS ONE finds that symptoms of depression dropped significantly among a group of young adults after they followed a Mediterranean-style [...]

Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression, Boost Mood2019-10-21T15:04:45+00:00

Research Shows Nutrition is Much Better at Improving Mental Health Than Prescription Medication

2019-10-15T12:42:16+00:00

From EducateInspireChange.org: Clinical psychologist, Julia Rucklidge, delivers an enlightening TED talk on the importance of nutrition and its role in mental health. Julia reminds us of a time when Dr. Semmelweis was ridiculed and dismissed for suggesting that doctors wash their hands before touching pregnant women. She compares the radical reaction that doctors had then, [...]

Research Shows Nutrition is Much Better at Improving Mental Health Than Prescription Medication2019-10-15T12:42:16+00:00

Page County Public Forum: Alternative Pain Management

2020-03-06T16:11:47+00:00

We are excited to announce that Dr. Kendra Campbell, along with Dr. Sasha Grams and Mr. Nathan Miller will be presenting at the next Page County Public Forum on the topic of alternative pain management. The forum is being held Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 PM at the Luray VFW Post 621, 18 Veterans Lane [...]

Page County Public Forum: Alternative Pain Management2020-03-06T16:11:47+00:00

Antidepressants Are Not Effective for Treating Depression

2019-10-07T13:07:16+00:00

Major depressive disorder is estimated by the WHO to affect more than 300 million people globally, making depression the leading cause of disability worldwide. Antidepressants are commonly used to treat depression. However, the list of possible short-term and long-term side effects of antidepressant medication is long. Patients who try to stop taking antidepressant medications frequently encounter [...]

Antidepressants Are Not Effective for Treating Depression2019-10-07T13:07:16+00:00
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