In the realm of mental health treatment, understanding the roles of different professionals can be crucial for individuals seeking the proper support. At Madison Avenue TMS & Psychiatry, people often ask, “Do psychiatrists do therapy?”  Although “therapy” can be used to refer to a range of treatments, including medical interventions,…

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Incorporating exercise into daily routines has emerged as a powerful ally in the pursuit of good mental health, particularly for individuals grappling with different types of depression or anxiety. With the new year upon us, many people look to make a fresh start, and setting new exercise and fitness goals…

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As we prepare for the upcoming holidays, family reunions, longer nights, and the end of the  year, I find myself compelled to engage in a different type of conversation with my readers on this blog—one about our mental well-being during a period when all of us, whether we have a…

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Thanksgiving is generally regarded as a time of gratitude and togetherness, but not everyone finds it easy to have a happy Thanksgiving. The holiday can also be a source of stress and anxiety for many. Balancing the demands of social gatherings, sumptuous feasts, and emotional triggers can be challenging, especially…

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Whether due to pressure from work or a difficult life situation, sometimes we can feel stuck in a routine that’s not good for our mental health. The new experiences offered by travel can be a great way to break a negative pattern or find some relief from the triggers of…

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be difficult to deal with for individuals with the condition or people around them. You may be wondering how to help someone with OCD when their symptoms are manifesting or how to support someone with OCD in their daily life. OCD symptoms manifest as:  Obsessions –…

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition characterized by particular symptoms that affect both mind and body. Do I Have OCD?  You might ask yourself this question if others have suggested it to you, after seeing a depiction of OCD in the media, or if you find yourself…

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What Causes OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that often manifests with repeating, ritualistic behaviors that the patient feels compelled to perform in order to manage intrusive thoughts. Like many other mental health disorders, it is not easy to say precisely what OCD is caused by; there are a range of…

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Bipolar disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are sometimes confused with each other, despite being quite different conditions. This is because they share overlapping symptoms, making them difficult to distinguish depending on the severity and time since onset of symptoms.  Do I Have Bipolar Disorder or ADHD? It’s perfectly normal to…

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Mental health problems do not necessarily happen in isolation. They can also arise in relation to physical diseases. In this article, we look at how HIV/AIDs can affect mental health. What Is HIV? Is It Different From AIDS? Although most people associate these two acronyms with each other, many don’t…

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