Behavioral Health Blog

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How To Tell If Your Relationship is Emotionally Abusive

Romantic relationships can be many things -- exciting, terrifying, fulfilling, and difficult. Even healthy relationships can have difficult spells. However, some relationships involve hidden abuse that affects a person’s psychological and emotional state. How can you tell the difference between a rough patch and emotional abuse? First, learn what constitutes emotional abuse. Then, evaluate yourself and your partner for common behaviors found in both…

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How to Prepare Your Young Child for a Telehealth Appointment

How to Prepare Your Young Child for a Telehealth Appointment In recent years, medical professionals and patients alike have pushed toward virtual health care options, commonly known as “telehealth.” When COVID-19 spread around the globe, the demand for telehealth skyrocketed across the industry. By this time, you have likely had a telehealth appointment for yourself and may even feel comfortable with the technology. However,…

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5 Ways to Help Your Child with ADHD

5 Ways to Help Your Child with ADHD Approximately 6.4 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). However, if your child is newly diagnosed with the disorder, you may feel isolated in your struggles. While the challenges of ADHD may feel overwhelming at first, your family does not have to figure this out alone. In addition to…

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How Telehealth Changed Mental Healthcare for the Better

How Telehealth Changed Mental Healthcare for the Better The way professionals and society treat mental illness has evolved significantly over its history. The first attempts at therapy started in the 1700s, while the first medication for mental illness did not arrive until the 1950s. Modern mental healthcare now involves many types of effective talk therapy and specialized medications. While today’s treatments are effective and…

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Living with Agoraphobia After Quarantine

Living with Agoraphobia After Quarantine Living with agoraphobia can be difficult in the best of circumstances. COVID-19 and the resulting shutdowns could make symptoms worse for some people, especially those who rely on routines outside the home. If you live with agoraphobia, it’s important to understand how quarantine could affect your disorder and what you can do. How Quarantine Can Affect People with Agoraphobia…

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Managing Anxiety About Coronavirus

Managing Anxiety About Coronavirus There is only one topic being discussed wherever you go— the advent of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The potential spread of this disease is especially relevant in Texas, which has already experienced several cases. With all of this discussion about COVID-19, individuals may be experiencing an increase in symptoms of anxiety and stress. They may even be confused about what…

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: How It Can Help You

Depression is more than “the blues.” It’s characterized by terrible symptoms such as long periods of unexplained sadness, a lack of interest in typically pleasurable activities, fatigue, and more. All types of depression are chronic health issues that can have life-altering and even life-threatening consequences if left untreated. Depression often causes a person to feel isolated and alone, though many people have it. More…

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How Do I Know If I Have PTSD?

Being the victim of a crime or assault, enduring the horrors of war, and witnessing violence in the home as a child can all lead to PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that can emerge shortly after a traumatic event or many years later. Sadly, PTSD isn’t rare. Over 8 million Americans of all ages suffer from it. Its symptoms are varied and…

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Understanding the Genetics Behind Substance Abuse

In 1956, the American Medical Association made the first step in labeling addiction to alcohol and drugs a disease, recognizing that addiction and dependency acted upon the human body in ways that are outside of our control. Despite this recognition, the causes of addiction were still not fully understood, which remains true even today. But because of the increasing numbers of people who suffer…

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Spotting the Warning Signs of Depression in a Loved One

About 7% of adults in the United States have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year, according to a 2017 national survey. That’s about 17.3 million people. With that many people experiencing depression, chances are that someone you know and love is living with the condition right now. At LifeStance Health in Houston, Friendswood, and Katy, Texas, our expert providers offer compassionate, personalized treatment for those…

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