Dr. Halverson on the FOCUS Program | Rogers Behavioral Health

So the FOCUS program is an exciting new option here at Rogers Memorial Hospital We are really trying to take patients in this transition of life where they’re moving from adolescence to adulthood When you’re leaving your family it’s when you’re establishing roots It’s when you’re going to college getting a job These are very important developmental milestones It’s very […]

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Seasonal affective disorder – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Recently, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, has changed the name “seasonal affective disorder,” or SAD, to “depressive disorder with seasonal pattern.” The new name is not as catchy as “SAD,” or “SAD” but it does describe the condition more precisely. That’s because depressive disorder with seasonal pattern is not really a distinct disease, but rather […]

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Dr. Park discusses treatment in San Francisco East Bay | Rogers Behavioral Health

I’m a licensed clinical psychologist And I used to work as a clinical instructor a faculty member over at Stanford University at the School of Medicine and prior to that I did some of my training also at Massachusetts General Hospital in Harvard Medical School, so I’ve seen a lot of different types of patients and pretty high level high […]

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UQx PSYC1030.3x 2-1-1 Prevalence of mental illness

In Western nations, one in five people will have a mental illness across the course of their lifespan. What this means is that, statistically, it is actually incredibly unlikely that any of us will get to the end of our lives without being personally touched by mental illness. The type of disorder experienced will vary depending on factors such as […]

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TMS Treatment | Rogers Behavioral Health

What we’re actually treating is the left prefrontal cortex of the brain we’re seeing lack of blood flow to this area of the brain where we think it’s Impacted by depression with this magnetic impulse that we’re sending to that area what we’re seeing is increased blood flow to that area and ultimately alleviation of the depressive symptoms when you […]

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4 Psychological Terms That You’re Using Incorrectly

At some point, you’ve probably heard someone call their emotional ex-boyfriend a psycho. Or maybe they said that their tidy roommate had OCD, or their unpredictable neighbor was totally schizo, or their moody sister was bipolar. We do this a lot…and let’s stop. Think about it this way…if your friend doesn’t like sugar, you aren’t like “Ugh, he’s such a […]

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UQx PSYC1030.3x 3-5-1 Causal models of anxiety disorder

So, we know that anxiety runs in families. If you have a first degree relative with an anxiety disorder, your odds of developing an anxiety disorder increase compared to the general population. What I want to discuss are some of the common features across anxiety disorders. Historically, twin studies have indicated that heritability accounts for upwards of 30-40% of the […]

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UQx PSYC1030.3x 4-2-4 Psychosis and bipolar disorder in later life

People with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder grow old as do the rest of us. People with bipolar disorder experience severe highs and lows with respect to their mood, as well as changes in sleep, thinking patterns and behavior which mirror the mood swings. So when experiencing a highly elevated mood, for example, people with bipolar disorder often find they need […]

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