Behavioral Health Blog

How ADHD Affects Adults Differently

When you think of someone with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably picture an overactive, fidgety kid who struggles to get homework done every night. While ADHD was once thought of as a childhood disorder, it’s now known that you don’t necessarily grow out of it once you become an adult. You may no longer struggle with homework, but your ADHD can affect other…

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Battle Suicidal Thoughts With the Help of Mental Health Experts

In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, and more than 40,000 people die due to suicide each year. The saddest part about those statistics is that suicide is often preventable. Signs and risk factors Seeking treatment is one of the most important steps in preventing suicide. If you see signs of being at risk for suicide in yourself or…

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Myths and Facts About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, aka manic-depressive illness, is a brain glitch that causes mood-energy-activity swings that make it difficult to get through the day. It’s a mental illness plagued by a host of myths that make understanding the disease difficult. The mental health professionals at Progressive Behavioral Health, PLLC are skilled at diagnosing and treating people with bipolar disorder. First, it’s important to separate fiction from…

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What Can Ketamine Do for Your Depression?

Ketamine was once known as a “club drug” because it can produce a calming state of sedation and out-of-body-like hallucinations. Now, ketamine is being used to treat severe and treatment-resistant depression. The team at Progressive Behavioral Health, PLLC offers ketamine therapy for depression and other mental health conditions. Read on to find out how ketamine can treat depression. What is depression? Major depression is…

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Biography of Mohsin Qayyum MD, MBA

As the president and CEO of Progressive Behavioral Health, Mohsin Qayyum MD, MBA, guides the team by example, with a tangible passion for improving the lives of every patient who comes to them for help. He has a gift for making patients feel comfortable and secure, even when they feel vulnerable and often unsure of the next step to take toward a fulfilling life. Leading…

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Understanding and Treating OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be a confusing, disruptive condition that influences your thoughts and actions. While lots of people have some mild compulsions — checking often for their wallets or phone — with OCD, repeated thoughts and actions can become uncontrollable. As a result, you may engage in illogical behaviors and struggle to cope with your anxieties on a daily basis, making it difficult…

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Parenting a Child With ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobehavioral condition that affects just over 6 million preschoolers, grade-schoolers, and adolescents — or almost 10% of all children — in the United States. While kids of all ages (including most teens) are sometimes restless, unfocused, and indifferent to adult direction, it’s much harder for children with ADHD to stay focused, sit quietly, listen attentively, transition…

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How Depression and Anxiety Impact Your Physical Health

While most people think of depression and anxiety as mental health issues, both disorders can impact your physical health, too. Some classic symptoms of depression are physical issues, such as increased aches and pain, chronic fatigue, and insomnia. Depression and anxiety are the most prevalent mental health disorders in the United States, with anxiety disorders in the number one slot. More than 40 million…

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Know Someone With Treatment-Resistant Depression? Learn About Ketamine Therapy

Sadness and grief are part of the human experience, but they’re meant to be temporary. Symptoms of depression that last longer than a couple of weeks can dramatically alter your life and leave you feeling hopeless about the future. Thankfully, many treatments exist that can lift depression and restore your joy. Unfortunately, about 45% of people with depressive mood disorder are resistant to traditional…

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