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Talking to Your Adolescent About Depression and Anxiety Oct 1st, 2022

Depression and anxiety are serious mental health conditions that affect people of all ages, even children and teens. Between hormonal changes and other life changes, it’s sometimes hard to determine how your teen is really feeling. Talking to your teen about depression, anxiety, and their feelings is very important. Your...

The Link Between Your Diet and Your Mental Health Sep 1st, 2022

The food you eat has a huge factor in your overall health. Every food contains vitamins, nutrients, and in some cases, bad additives that affect your well-being. Just as your diet can make or break your health, it can have a negative impact on your mood and mental state as...

Risk-Taking and Bipolar Disorder: What You Need to Know Aug 1st, 2022

When you have bipolar disorder, your moods are significantly affected. You may go from periods of high energy to feeling down and depressed. These are known as manic and depressive symptoms, respectively. When you’re in the manic stage of this condition, it may cause you to take risks you normally wouldn't...

Benefits and Challenges of ADHD in Relationships Jul 1st, 2022

Friendships, family relationships, and romantic relationships are a vital part of life. Having someone to rely on and spend time with is human nature. However, relationships often come with hard work, heartbreak, and ups and downs. This is especially true if you or your partner are dealing with attention-deficit hyperactivity...

How Psychotherapy Can Enhance Your Physical Health Jun 1st, 2022

Psychotherapy is one of the main treatments for mental health disorders and substance abuse. From cognitive-behavioral therapy to couples therapy, each form of psychotherapy helps you overcome your mental health struggles. But did you know by doing this, you also improve your physical well-being? At Carolina Wellness Psychiatry, our team offers psychotherapy...

5 Common Reasons Women Struggle with Sleep May 1st, 2022

Sleep is essential for a healthy and productive life. A regular sleep cycle helps your body recover and reset every day and keeps your overall health in check. But when you can’t seem to get a wink of sleep night after night, it really takes a toll on your wellbeing....

Are You Suffering with Irrational Fears? Apr 5th, 2022

Do you have an intense fear of spiders? Or is your irrational fear linked to being in a public space? There are hundreds of irrational fears, which are also called phobias. If you suffer from a phobia, you know how much it can impact your daily life. In addition to...

Using Psychotherapy to Treat Bipolar Disorder Mar 7th, 2022

Mental health disorders are on the rise, and finding treatment can be tough. When you suffer from bipolar disorder, it may seem like you’ll never get your condition under control. There are many types of medications available for this condition, but have you considered psychotherapy as an option? At Carolina Wellness Psychiatry, located in...

How Much Caffeine Is Too Much? Feb 2nd, 2022

When you have a long day ahead of you, your go-to energy booster may be a huge cup of coffee — or two. While coffee itself isn’t inherently bad for you, too much of it can pose a hazard to your overall wellbeing and your sleep. In fact, chronic use...

Little-Known Physical Effects of Bulimia Jan 11th, 2022

Eating disorders affect many people at different points in their lives. Anorexia and bulimia are the two best-known types of eating disorders; however, the effects of bulimia are often misunderstood, and are actually very severe when it comes to your physical health. Our team at Carolina Wellness Psychiatry are experts...

Help! I Have OCD Dec 8th, 2021

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a mental health problem that, if left untreated, can rule your life. Between the constant obsessions and overwhelming compulsions, you may be at your wit’s end wondering how to escape. However, there are treatments out there that can help you calm your symptoms and allow you...

Physical Symptoms of Anorexia Nov 9th, 2021

If you’re unhappy with the way you look, you’re like many other people in the world. However, if you’re so unhappy with your weight that you resort to starving yourself, you could be dealing with something more serious. Anorexia nervosa is a critical eating disorder that leads to a number...

10 Mental Health Concerns that Respond Well to Psychotherapy Oct 10th, 2021

Depression and anxiety are just two of the devastating mental health problems you can experience in your life. Your mental health is very delicate, and when it’s suffering, everything around you suffers as well. Treatment is very important to keep yourself going, which is why you should consider psychotherapy when...

Are These Things Causing Your Insomnia? Sep 7th, 2021

Sleep isn’t just something you want — it’s something your body needs to function properly. Many different things lead to problems with sleep, including health conditions and certain daily habits. If you’re dealing with issues sleeping every night, you could be suffering from a condition called insomnia. Insomnia is a...

How Can I Benefit from Psychotherapy? Aug 10th, 2021

Life can be difficult, whether you’re going through a bad breakup or you’re suffering from crippling anxiety. While journaling and talking to family and friends might help, you may still feel as though you’re fighting a losing battle. The good news is, a treatment called psychotherapy can significantly improve your...

How to Support Your Child with Autism Jul 20th, 2021

Being a parent is scary, especially when you know about all of the possible conditions that could affect your child at some point. Autism is one of those conditions that can show up when your child is young and affect many different aspects of their life. Although it’s your child...

5 Common Myths About Depression Jun 20th, 2021

With all of the stress in your life, it’s common for you to feel down and mentally exhausted at times. But if those feelings don’t go away, and you’re struggling to do the things you love, you might have depression, and you shouldn’t be afraid to get help. At Carolina...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Insomnia Struggle May 6th, 2021

When you’re not getting sleep at night, it affects the rest of your life. A few sleepless nights here and there is normal, but if you’re struggling to sleep just about every night, it could be a bigger problem. Insomnia is a condition that disrupts your sleep pattern, and it...

Is Medication Management for Weight Loss Right for Me? Apr 7th, 2021

When you’re dealing with any kind of mental health disorder, life can get pretty tough. Luckily, there are many different medication options out there to help you get your symptoms under control. Some of them, however, have side effects such as weight gain, which most people don’t want. So how...

The Benefits of Telepsychiatry Mar 7th, 2021

When you’re suffering from a mental health disorder, there are many therapies that can help. You may be on medications to help control your condition, or you may be starting cognitive behavioral therapy to manage your symptoms. However, it can be hard to get to appointments with your busy lifestyle,...

Understanding the Different Types of Anxiety Disorders Feb 22nd, 2021

Do you stay awake at night worrying about things you can’t control? Or do you have the overwhelming urge to wash your hands incessantly, even though they’re clean? These are just a couple of examples of what living with an anxiety disorder is like. Because there’s more than one type,...

Help for Your OCD Jan 1st, 2021

With everything going on in the world today, it’s not surprising that anxiety disorders are very common. But suffering from any kind of anxiety is debilitating to your physical and mental health. If you’re dealing with a specific type of disorder, such as obsessive compulsive disorder, living a normal life...

Potential Health Complications of Eating Disorders Dec 2nd, 2020

Many of us struggle with our weight or body image at some point in our lives. Wanting to lose a few pounds is definitely okay, as long as you do it in a healthy manner. However, if you’re at the point where you’re starving yourself or making yourself throw up...

How to Ward Off Seasonal Affective Disorder this Winter Nov 1st, 2020

Some call it depression, some just call it the winter blues. Feeling not yourself when the cold weather hits is actually pretty common. However, if that feeling turns into depression and begins affecting your daily activities, it may be something more serious. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a real problem,...

Myths and Facts about ADHD Oct 12th, 2020

Many people don't understand the nature of mental health disorders. If you suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, you've probably heard it all. Dealing with a disorder like this is enough without having to listen to all the untruths said about it. At Carolina Wellness Psychiatry, our skilled...

How Insomnia Affects Your Overall Health Sep 10th, 2020

If you’ve ever had trouble sleeping, you know the feeling of longing for a restful night. That feeling increases tenfold for those who suffer from the sleep disorder insomnia.  But do you know how this disorder affects the rest of your life, including your health? At Carolina Wellness Psychiatry in...

Lifestyle Changes that Can Help Treat Your Insomnia Aug 20th, 2020

Most of us need at least seven hours of sleep per night to function normally during the day. However, if you’re suffering from insomnia, you’re probably praying for any sleep at all. There are medications out there to help you sleep, but they shouldn’t be the first line of treatment....

5 Habits to Help Improve Your Mental Health Jul 27th, 2020

Our lives are often busy and full of stress day in and day out. If you’ve ever experienced times of high anxiety, you know how much it can affect not only your physical health, but also your mental health. Finding ways to keep yourself calm and relaxed can help keep...

Spotting the Warning Signs of Alcohol Addiction Jun 22nd, 2020

You may think you’re the only one trying to cope with addiction; however, that’s not true in the least. Many people struggle with alcohol addiction every day, and many also find the road to recovery. The caring physicians at Carolina Wellness Psychiatry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina can help you...

How to Help a Loved One Cope with PTSD May 25th, 2020

Many of us experience some kind of traumatic event in our lives, but after some time we heal. When you or a family member deal with something so terrifying that the fear and pain never go away, it may be a sign of post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. At...

Calming Methods You Can Use During a Panic Attack Apr 13th, 2020

Living with a panic disorder can be difficult on you both mentally and physically. When you add in the current global health crisis, it can have devastating effects on your already anxious mind. While the anxiety can seem daunting and overwhelming to say the least, learning how to calm your...

5 Signs Your Child Could Be Suffering from ADHD Mar 2nd, 2020

Most of our children go through phases where they don't listen or have trouble focusing. They may also project defiance or act out. You may think your child is just being difficult. However, there is a chance they may actually have a disorder called ADHD, also known as attention deficit...

When Does Anxiety Require Medical Intervention? Feb 1st, 2020

Anxiety is a normal emotion, and most of us feel it at some point in our daily lives. It may be butterflies before a first date or the jitters while waiting for an important call. However, when anxiety gets so bad that it begins to interfere with your daily life,...

The Reasons Women Are More Prone to Depression Jan 6th, 2020

The World Health Organization lists several gender-specific risk factors for depression that affect far more women than men worldwide, including: Gender-based violence Socioeconomic disadvantage Low income Income inequality Lower social status or rank Unremitting care of others In the United States, additional factors may come into play. For example, hormone...