Dallas Psychiatrist

Understanding the Difference Between Psychiatry and Psychotherapy 

Understanding the Difference Between Psychiatry and Psychotherapy  150 150 Aware Behavioral Health

Mental health conditions are complex health issues. They often present in changes of emotions, moods, and thoughts. But they can also cause real, physical changes within the brain as well. Treatment for mental health needs to address both of these issues to be effective. The leading ways to treat mental health disorders are through medication assisted therapy, or psychiatry, and talk therapy, or psychotherapy. While each can offer benefits for different mental health conditions, there are differences in these two approaches. If you are just starting the process of finding the partner who will help you reach your mental wellness…

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Understanding Schizophrenia: Positive and Negative Symptoms

Understanding Schizophrenia: Positive and Negative Symptoms 150 150 Aware Behavioral Health

Schizophrenia is a complex mental health condition. Understanding the experience of someone living with schizophrenia – or identifying the symptoms in yourself or a family member in order to seek treatment – is not always straightforward.  Visual and auditory hallucinations are usually one of the most recognized and apparent symptoms of schizophrenia, but those with the disease can experience a wide range of symptoms. These consist of positive and negative symptoms. Types of Positive and Negative Symptoms  When referring to schizophrenia, positive and negative describe whether behaviors and thoughts are present or not. Positive symptoms are abnormal signs that someone…

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Supporting a Teenager Experiencing Gender Dysphoria

Supporting a Teenager Experiencing Gender Dysphoria 150 150 Aware Behavioral Health

The teenage years are a challenging time for nearly everyone. For young people who realize during this time that their gender identity – or their psychological perception of their gender – does not match the gender they were assigned when they were born, they may go through the additional struggle of gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria occurs when a person of any age feels like their gender is something other than their assigned gender and has a strong desire to be that other gender, and this causes them emotional distress. As transgender and cisgender teens figure out their identity during this…

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How a Dallas Psychiatrist Will Help Your Anxiety

How a Dallas Psychiatrist Will Help Your Anxiety 150 150 Aware Behavioral Health

Mental health is important. So often, people talk about exercise and diet for improving their physical health. But your mental health is critical both for enjoying your life and even for living longer, as those that are able to manage their psychological health are also able to live longer. Caring for your mental health is thus as important as any other type of self-care, and one that can help you take better control over your life and future. Although there are many ways to care for your mental health, seeing a Dallas psychiatrist is often one of the most effective.…

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