mental health

How to Spot Depression and Anxiety in Teens

Gillian Louise Adams, MD October 10, 2018

Teens today seem to experience depression and anxiety more than ever before. While social pressure to make friends and get…

How to Spot ADHD Symptoms in Teens, and When to Seek Help

Gillian Louise Adams, MD November 07, 2018

Hormonal changes and the social and academic demands are constant pressures for teens. However, kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can…

Six Tips for Dealing With Seasonal Depression During the Holidays

Elias Shaya, MD, DFAPA December 28, 2018

Although the holidays can serve as fun times to catch up with family and friends, many people experience increased depression…

Support your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Elspeth Ritchie, MD, Chair, Psychiatry April 06, 2020

When an unfamiliar disease strikes, it can cause tremendous fear and anxiety. We’ve seen it before—during the 1918 Spanish flu…

Seniors: How to keep your body and mind active during COVID-19.

Dr. Dionne Hawkins, MPT, Clinic Director at MedStar Health Physical Therapy at Leisure World July 15, 2020

Social restrictions caused by COVID-19 continue to affect us all, and the senior community is no exception. With a higher…

Dealing with chronic pain? Why you should consider seeing a psychologist.

Natasha Durant, PhD, Pain Psychologist at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital October 30, 2020

According to the Academy of Pain Management, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. In…