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What Is Mindfulness and How Can It Help My ADHD? Sep 1st, 2021

The idea of meditating when you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can seem impossible. After all, how can you manage to spend time sitting still if you have trouble concentrating, feel restless, or have difficulty engaging in quiet activities? Believe it or not, that’s where mindfulness meditation can help....

The Link Between Pain and Depression Aug 9th, 2021

As humans, we love to organize and compartmentalize things. As a consequence, this leads many people to associate depression with mental health and pain with physical health. However, this natural impulse to create order can cause us to overlook the interconnected nature of our bodies and minds. When it comes...

Risk Factors for PTSD Jul 7th, 2021

PTSD — or post-traumatic stress disorder — isn’t new. During the Civil War, people often referred to these symptoms as “soldier’s heart” and, by World War I, “shell shock.” While PTSD has a long history, it gained new understanding in 1980 when it became an official diagnosis. People also learned...

5 Ways to Manage Social Anxiety Jun 7th, 2021

If you have a presentation, job interview, or blind date coming up, you may have some anxiety about it. These types of situations can put you out of your comfort zone, so your body may respond by causing you to be a little more anxious than normal to keep you...

How Does ADHD Impact Relationships? May 14th, 2021

Most of us associate attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, with children. But this neuropsychiatric condition affects people of all ages, including adults. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 4.4% of adults ages 18-44 have ADHD. However, even though this neurological disorder is present from birth,...

Common Signs of Bipolar Disorder Apr 14th, 2021

There’s a lot of confusion, misunderstanding, and stigma surrounding mental-health issues, and that goes for bipolar disorder as well. Unfortunately, this also keeps many people from seeking the help they need. An estimated 46 million people worldwide have bipolar disorder, a chronic condition that makes it difficult to control mood....

How We Can Help You With Your Depression Mar 15th, 2021

There’s a lot of stigma surrounding mental health conditions, such as depression. However, this is a real illness that can affect people of all ages and walks of life — even children — and trigger numerous symptoms, such as: Irritability, anxiety, helplessness, and hopelessness Low energy and fatigue Difficulty making...

Is My PTSD Treatable? Feb 16th, 2021

Experiencing, witnessing, or learning about a traumatic event can cause a wide range of reactions, including stress, anxiety, and nightmares. These responses are completely natural as you adjust and process the trauma. However, if your symptoms persist, worsen, or become chronic, it could be a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder...

Choosing Telemedicine as an Option for Your Psychiatric Evaluation Jan 11th, 2021

Modern technology is making everything easier, and that includes visits to the doctor. At Compass Mental Health & Wellness in Houston, our team offers telemedicine and telepsychiatry services, so you can always get the care you need even when you can’t come into the office. Here are a few reasons...

Why Can't I Sleep? Dec 15th, 2020

Good, quality sleep is critical for a healthy body, sharp mind, and balanced emotions. But, sometimes, no matter how tired you are, it can feel out of reach. Approximately 1 in 3 people live with insomnia. While some of these cases are mild, even a few sleepless nights can still...

Why You Should Never Let High Blood Pressure Go Untreated Nov 16th, 2020

We know it's hard to keep up with the demands of everyday life. However, it’s essential to make time to manage chronic health conditions, especially when it comes to high blood pressure. At Compass Mental Health & Wellness in Houston, our team takes an integrated approach to helping our patients...

Are You Among the One in Four Women With Insomnia? We Can Help. Oct 13th, 2020

When it comes to insomnia, people often associate the disorder with the inability to sleep. However, insomnia can make it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or get back to sleep after waking. While you can experience bouts of short-term insomnia for days or weeks at a time, it can...

The Lasting Effects of Childhood Trauma on Your Mental and Physical Health Sep 17th, 2020

You may try to overlook events from your childhood. However, having negative or traumatic experiences as a child can significantly impact your adult life in numerous ways. Our team at Compass Mental Health & Wellness in Houston provides integrated psychiatric and family medicine services. If you experienced trauma before turning...

Compass Mental Health & Wellness: Anxiety or Depression: Which do I have? Aug 17th, 2020

People use the terms “anxious” and “depressed” a lot, especially during these trying times. So, how do you know if you actually have a clinical disorder, and how do you know which one? At Compass Mental Health & Wellness (MHW), our compassionate providers understand the complexity of mental health conditions,...