Telemedicine, Confidentiality, & HIPAA Our medical information should remain private, and for good reason. Knowledge of our well-being can be deviously sold to advertising companies, used to defraud us, or generally disseminated to those without our best interests in mind. We already know the doctor-patient relationship is protected. In a psychiatric office we know [...]
Telepsychiatry and telepsychology are becoming widespread in the world of mental health. We’ve discussed telemedicine a few times in these posts, but I specifically wondered: how could it help my close peers?
Self Care: 4 Mental Health Tips “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The phrase escaped me for a long time. I always knew what it meant but never connected the dots for myself: take care of yourself smartly and you’ll be healthier. Honestly most of my friends ignored the advice too. We ate [...]
Hope: Depression Recovery Writing had always been Jennifer’s passion. Jennifer (name changed for anonymity) was a good friend of mine in journalism school. We often lunched together and she could always put a smile on my face with a sharp sense of humor. She always got me through the midday doldrums. Her performance at school [...]
The Problem of Mental Health Stigma It’s sad that some folks still need to hear it: mental illness is real. Mental illness has consequences for ones well-being and the pain caused by it, both emotional and physical, takes a tragic toll. Addiction, broken relationships, lost opportunities, even physical harm are merely a few negative outcomes [...]
I have my share of friends who want to improve their mental well-being but for one reason or another never get around to it. A lot of the excuses are valid ones. Long hours at a job, too busy with family, lack of funds; a lot of these things are nonnegotiable. Making it to the [...]
Ever since I was young I’ve felt the effects of OCD. It caused both small inconveniences and enormous obstacles throughout my life. Only after therapy, medication, and a long but enlightening road to recovery was I able to step back and truly recognize what was happening to me. My life has vastly improved and I [...]
How can Dr. Bregman help me? Lately, we hear the words “mental health” a lot- and it seems like everyone now-a-days has “something,” right? How do we know a psychiatrist would help best? Well, ask yourself this: Do you find yourself wondering, asking others or even researching symptoms about a condition you think you might [...]