The Local Psychiatrist

The local psychiatrist is a blog written by the Buffalo based Psychiatry firm of Williamsville Psychiatry.  We will endeavor to give you views and opinions on the psychiatry industry to help you in whatever it is you're looking for.

headache_pain_pills_medication_tablets_drugs_drugstore_medicine-565804.jpgThe purpose of medication is to cure conditions or relieve symptoms in individuals. Taking medication properly can improve your quality of life. However, forgetting or choosing not to take medications correctly can have severe consequences. Unfortunately, this is exactly what's happening to many patients across America. Studies have shown that 50% of prescriptions for chronic conditions in the United States aren't being taken as prescribed. And, between 20-30% of prescriptions are never filled.

For patients dealing with mental health conditions, medication management can be the difference between improvement and regression. Medication management is offered by many physicians and medical practices to ensure patients get the help they so need. At Williamsville Psychiatry, any patient can enroll in a medication management program to give themselves the tools they need to improve and blossom.

Girl with low self-esteem

Self-esteem is thrown around a lot in movies, advertisements, and daily conversations. Everyone knows they should have high self-esteem, but not everyone understands why. The fact is, self-esteem can have huge impacts on your everyday life, your performance at work, and your relationships. It's something you should be paying attention to, and, if needed, it's something you can improve.

Mental Health

Everyone aspires to have perfect mental health. At its best, mental health gives you the ability to enjoy life and cope up with challenges. It also makes it possible to make sound decisions and reduces the risk of various health conditions. This is why cases of mental illnesses and mental health disorders require prompt, professional care.

Child and Adolescent Psychiarty

Mental illness is commonplace in the world as it is, and while much focus is given in the adults, it is best to recognize that not only are children suffering from mental illnesses, but they also need professional care to help them overcome it. A disturbed childhood haunts people into their adulthood; that is why it is vital that it is harnessed early into their childhood. Child and adolescent psychiatrists are trained professionals who asses and treat children with mental illnesses. Just as they do with adults, they approach this treatment by converging the physical, social and emotional aspects specific to the child in the treatment.

Career ChangesCareer Changes are becoming a norm in the corporate scene. However, not so many people understand the impacts of a job redesign on an employee’s mental health.

In many workplaces, there's a significant gap separating employers and employees such that it becomes difficult for staff to express their dissatisfaction with a particular aspect of work. A significant number of people enjoy their career positions, but their work remains a major contributing factor to their distress.

AssertivenessAre you struggling with communicating your needs both at work and at home? Do you hide your emotions for fear of hurting others? How often do you avoid requesting assistance because you fear to appear demanding and unreasonable? You may be facing such challenges because you lack assertiveness, which causes physical, emotional, and mental issues.

What is Assertiveness?

Assertiveness is the ability to express yourself well and stand up for your point of view while respecting the beliefs and rights of others. Assertiveness is an important communication skill because it can improve your self-esteem and earn your peer's respect. It can also help you with stress management, especially if you take on many responsibilities because you find it hard to say "no!"

StressStress is a part of day to day life but too much of it can be bad for your health. Lots of people blame their irritability, frequent headaches, and insomnia on illness when it is actually a result of excessive stress.

GriefAt some point in our lives, we will all experience grief and loss in our lives. To mourn loss is a natural human reaction and one that should be embraced as part of the grieving process.

Psychiatry practice has studied grief for decades and has identified common stages, and the prevalent impacts that loss can have on an individual. It's important to note that there is no 'right way' to grieve, and everyone is going to react differently to loss.

behavior problemsBefore recognizing how a psychiatrist can be an aid for those who are suffering from behavior problems and mental disorders, it's worth defining it:

Behavioral health describes the connection between a person's well-being and their behaviors. These may include eating habit, self-care, and how exercise impacts physical and mental health. While behavioral health used to encompass behaviors that prevent illnesses and promote wellness, it has recently overlapped into mental health, with the term eventually becoming wide-reaching. As a discipline, behavioral health includes mental health, rationality, and addiction treatment.

Childhood Separation AnxietyChildhood separation anxiety is a normal development state for children between 8 to 14 months old. These children tend to be clingy and afraid of strangers and unfamiliar places.


How to Ease Childhood Separation Anxiety

If you understand the copying strategies outlined below, you can relieve childhood separation anxiety. It is expected to fade as your child grows older.

You can take the following steps to ease the process of the "normal" separation anxiety:

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