woman stressed during the pandemic

3 Ways Pandemic Stress is Different From Other Types of Stress

If you’ve browsed social media at all in the past few months, you’ve almost certainly seen several people joking and posting memes about how 2020 has been the worst year. While the jokes make people laugh, they also speak to something many people are experiencing this year: chronic stress at emergency levels. As a country, we’re dealing with several major crises at once, including…

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Why You Should Combine Online and In-Person Therapy

Why You Should Combine Online and In-Person Therapy The beginning of telehealth goes back to the invention of the telephone. As that technology spread, people started calling their doctors to get immediate medical advice. In the decades since, communication technology has improved in ways that those doctors could only have imagined, and telehealth has expanded alongside the technology. Online therapy has been on the…

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agoraphobia after quarantine

How the Ongoing Pandemic Could Cause Agoraphobia

How the Ongoing Pandemic Could Cause Agoraphobia Although legal restrictions on certain activities are lifting throughout the country, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on. These conditions could cause anxiety about leaving home, and some people could develop agoraphobia. It’s essential for people to understand what agoraphobia is so that loved ones can watch out for symptoms in one another. What is Agoraphobia? Agoraphobia…

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Managing Anxiety About Coronavirus

Managing Anxiety About Coronavirus Everywhere you turn today someone is talking about one thing and one thing only— COVID-19. This “novel” coronavirus is an especially hot topic in Massachusetts as numbers of cases continue to rise. All of this conversation around such an anxiety-inducing topic can really trigger feelings of anxiousness, confusion, or even alarm. If you have concerns about your health and coronavirus,…

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What is dementia? Is it different from Alzheimer’s disease?

A common source of concern for older adults presenting for an evaluation of memory loss is fear that they have Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, confusion often surrounds this diagnosis as many assume that AD and dementia are one and the same. While AD is a form of dementia, there are many other types of dementia, each of which have different ways of presenting, as…

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woman with winter depression

10 Tips for Shaking Off the Winter Blues

We all feel down in the dumps from time to time, particularly in winter. The lack of sunlight, the cold, the snow often leads us to want to hibernate inside until the Spring! There are some things you can do to make yourself feel better.  Here are some tips to help boost your mood: Make your environment brighter. Especially in winter the amount of…

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