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November 21, 2023

What Is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

  • Healthy living for mental well-being, Older adults, Patients and Families

Mild cognitive impairment is a common condition in older adults, but a recent survey finds that a large majority of Americans know little or nothing about it.

November 06, 2023

Veterans Benefit from Culturally Competent Care

  • By Umar Latif, M.D., FAPA
  • Military and Veterans, Patients and Families, Trauma

As a psychiatrist and a proud supporter of those who have served our nation, over the last 15 years I have had the privilege to develop and oversee programs nationally that increase access to psychiatric care for active-duty service members and veterans. In this role, I have come to believe strongly in the need to increase cultural competence for civilian healthcare professionals who provide care to service members, veterans, their families and caregivers.

November 02, 2023

LGBTQ+ Mental Health and Participation in Sports

  • LGBTQ+

Approximately 7-9% of youth identify as LGBTQ+, including 2% identifying as transgender. Well-established research shows LGBTQ+ persons are at a higher risk for anxiety, depression, substance misuse, disordered eating, homelessness, and suicide. Since youth participation in sports has been linked to better outcomes in academics, self-esteem, confidence, stress, anxiety, depression, and risky behavior engagement, it would seem to make sense to encourage LGBTQ+ people to participate in sports as one way to mitigate the mentioned disparities.

October 26, 2023

How to Recognize Depression and Anxiety in Young Athletes and How to Help

  • Anxiety, Children and Youth, Depression, Patients and Families

Youth sports can be an incredibly rewarding experience for kids, teaching them valuable life skills such as teamwork, resilience, and hard work. However, youth athletes also can struggle with anxiety and depression. As a parent, knowing the signs of these conditions can help you support your child's well-being. In this blog, we'll explore how to recognize depression and anxiety in young athletes and offer guidance on how to best help your child.

October 24, 2023

What to Do About Workplace Bullying

  • Patients and Families

Bullying is often thought of as a kids’ problem. But it also often happens to adults in the workplace. Workplace bullying involves multiple, repeated, intentional acts of aggression, hostility, social isolation, disrespect or mistreatment of an employee by another employee(s). It can include work sabotage or behaviors perceived as threatening, intimidating, or humiliating. These acts often happen in person but also can occur through email, text messaging, and social media.

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