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A Remedy for Loneliness By Timothy R. Jennings Have you ever struggled with loneliness? Have you ever been in a room full of people but felt isolated, disconnected, alone? Have you been tormented by an uneasiness within, a feeling that something isn’t right, a restless longing to fill some emptiness deep inside? And have you […] Read More >>
One of the most integral components of a person’s health is the mind.   Your mental health is inseparable from your physical health. While this might be obvious to many, it is still an incredibly stigmatized topic of discussion. This is especially true for men, who are often ridiculed for daring to talk about mental […] Read More >>
Stigmas related to a person admitting to need psychiatric care typically account for why people are reluctant to seek mental health services. However, there is another, perhaps more powerful, inhibitor stopping people from seeking treatment for mental disorders: a fear of therapy. The media depicts a very stark picture of mental health treatment, especially inpatient […] Read More >>
What if everything we’ve thought about addiction is wrong? In the following video, author Johann Hart challenges our common beliefs about addiction, concluding that we’ve got it all wrong. Hart cites a fascinating study wherein researchers put two water bottles into rat’s cage: one with plain water and the other heroin-laced. The rats quickly drink […] Read More >>
I never felt good in my own skin. I suffered from low self-esteem for many years. Started drinking at age 12. Soon I was smoking marijuana. My dreams of an education and career were constantly sabotaged by my poor choices. To make matters worse, I was diagnosed with bipolar at age 30. Life was horrible. […] Read More >>
Beautiful Minds was featured on the front page of the Auburn Journal last week. Several patients volunteered to share their recovery stories. Our team is thrilled to know that the intensive outpatient program is making a difference in the Auburn community. You can read the article here: Beautiful Minds provides therapy, psychiatry, and wellness classes for those struggling […] Read More >>
Brian Phillips* couldn’t get his hands to stop shaking. The tremor was so bad he couldn’t hold a fork to his mouth without using both hands. His doctor referred him to a neurologist, who immediately recognized the tremor as a side effect of Brian’s lithium medication. “Tell your psychiatrist he needs to wean you off […] Read More >>
Beautiful Minds Medical is excited to announce the launch of our new Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Auburn. This program is designed for clients who need more support than weekly therapy or doctor’s visits can offer, but are able to safely live at home. The IOP began in March. We’re thankful to see it growing […] Read More >>
A little background on the Prefrontal Cortex As a psychiatrist, I believe it’s very important to understand the natural development and decline of the brain throughout the lifetime. This is essential for assessing whether development and behavior is normal or impaired. The CEO of the Brain Relative to behavior, one of the most important parts […] Read More >>
Although social media has at times been demonized, there are many positive aspects of adolescents and children using social media.  These include opportunities for community engagement, enhancement of creativity, expansion of online/social connections, enhanced learning opportunities, access to important health information, and improving social skills. Although there are many positive aspects of social media, there […] Read More >>
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