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How is OCD Treated? Mar 1st, 2020

The term OCD is often misused to describe people who are neat and orderly. And while those who are clinically diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder may, indeed, be tidy, it’s much more than that.  OCD sufferers have intense thoughts and images running through their minds constantly, such as doing something in...

5 Symptoms Not Commonly Associated With Depression That Should Not Go Unchecked Feb 1st, 2020

Constant sadness and the inability to express joy are some classic symptoms of depression. But don’t be fooled. Many people hide the most obvious indicators of their condition by wearing a fake smile and pretending to be okay. But there are some lesser-known symptoms to watch for that can alert...

ADHD in Adults vs. Children Jan 1st, 2020

Attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is an illness that affects children and adults with more frequency in recent years. It is a very common mental illness and can cause inability to focus, hyperactivity, problems with organization, and high impulsiveness.  In 2016, the CDC found that 3.3 million adolescents had...

Myths and Facts about PTSD Dec 2nd, 2019

PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a mental illness that can develop after a person directly experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. The traumatic event could be war, abuse, violence, witnessing death, a car accident, or something else entirely. While it’s normal to be scared during and immediately after a...

How Long Does Postpartum Depression Last? Nov 1st, 2019

Pregnancy and childbirth put your body through massive changes over a short period of time. It’s natural for you to feel emotional, fatigued, worried, excited, and every other emotion out there.  Your hormone levels have gone up and down like a yo-yo, you’re functioning on very little sleep, and your...

The Connection Between Food and Depression Oct 1st, 2019

You may know that filling your diet with more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil is good for your heart, but you may not know that these foods are also good for your brain.  According to the World Health Organization, depression affects 300 million people worldwide and is...

How Life Changes After an ADHD Diagnosis Sep 1st, 2019

Have you noticed that you frequently forget things? Do you struggle to pay attention, and therefore struggle to keep up at work or in school? Is your mind like a bunch of Internet tabs that are always open, with more being added every minute? Though some people have forgetfulness or...

Best Exercises for Those Suffering From Anxiety Aug 7th, 2019

Stress and anxiety are real and something many people experience regularly. Most have ways of dealing with it, but if you experience constant fear, worry, or panic, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.  An anxiety disorder can lead to depression, substance abuse, broken relationships at home and at...

Helping a Partner Cope With PTSD Jul 22nd, 2019

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) isn’t something that affects only the patient. This condition can take its toll on the lives of the people close to them as well, as many of the symptoms of PTSD spread to the world around them.  Reactions to the emotional upheaval caused by the condition...

Understanding the Difference Between Bipolar Disorders Jun 14th, 2019

Bipolar disorder affects nearly three percent of the adult American population. While it can begin in childhood, the median age for diagnosis is about 25, and it can even emerge in people in their 50s. While women and men are diagnosed with bipolar disorder in roughly equal numbers, women are...

Top Symptoms of Postpartum Depression May 9th, 2019

While it’s a magical and wonderful time, bringing a new child into the world is hard work, filling your life with changes. As many as 15% of new mothers may have the added burden of postpartum depression to deal with on top of everything else. The hormonal changes associated with...

FDA-approved TMS Can Help Treat Major Depressive Disorder Apr 17th, 2019

Major depressive disorder (MDD), also called clinical depression, is a state of mental health during which you have great difficulty carrying out your regular daily activities, and in some instances, it may become impossible. The disorder is characterized by feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and hopelessness. You may feel no pleasure...

Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Those Suffering From OCD Mar 1st, 2019

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, causes uncontrollable and persistent obsessions and compulsions that take up at least an hour of your day, or even longer. When you have OCD, you can experience obsessions in the form of impulses, thoughts, or images, and they’re often disturbing, unwanted, or intrusive. Because you can’t...

How Exercise Can Play a Role In the Treatment of Depression Feb 8th, 2019

Nearly one in five Americans are estimated to experience depression at some point in their lives. It’s a $40 billion problem every year in the United States, with costs stemming from both health care and lost productivity. When you’re in the throes of depression, though, these statistics mean little. Getting...

3 Things You May Not Know About Bipolar Disorder Jan 22nd, 2019

If it seems that bipolar disorder is suddenly all around you, it has more to do with increased diagnosis and awareness, not an epidemic of the condition itself. It’s rather common, in fact, since almost 3% of the American adult population is affected by bipolar disorder. Yet, it’s a condition...

Schizophrenic? Yes, You Can Have a Functional Life Dec 12th, 2018

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that can affect anyone of any age but usually develops between adolescence and age 30. This condition often includes delusions, hallucinations, and disordered thinking that can impair your ability to manage your emotions, relate to others, think clearly, and make decisions. While there isn’t a...

Help Fight Depression with These 8 Foods Nov 20th, 2018

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 16 million adult women and men in the United States have at least one episode of major depression in their lifetimes. Major depression is more than feeling blue; it’s a medical condition that’s influenced by physical, psychosocial, and environmental factors. If you’re...

What is ADHD? Oct 18th, 2018

In a 24/7, plugged-in world of constant distractions, where work life and home life often overlap, and your smartphone dings with news alerts unceasingly, you may find it increasingly difficult to accomplish tasks that require concentration and focus. In fact, when you miss a deadline or lose your keys you...

Why Is Depression More Common Among Women Than Men? Sep 26th, 2018

Women experience major depression nearly twice as often as men in the United States for several reasons, but why is this true? Hina Sidhu, MD, and her team at Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center, in Fullerton, California, shed some light on why depression is more common among women...

What Is TMS and How Does It Work? Aug 24th, 2018

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, and the cost in human life is far too high. About 30,000 people in the US die from suicide each year and roughly 60% of them have major depression. About 4.5 million people with depression don’t respond...

Anxiety: Why It’s Become Epidemic Jul 23rd, 2018

Anxiety: Why It’s Become EpidemicFrom time to time, everyone feels butterflies in their stomach before an upcoming event, or maybe a bit anxious about a health concern. It’s when those little worries turn into constant, life-altering experiences, forcing you to avoid social situations and disrupting your routine, that you should...

Let's begin to REVIV ourselves! Apr 24th, 2018

Welcome to our new website and new practice name--Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center! I'm so excited to be publishing my first blog. As a physician, mother and wife I know life really can get us all wound up & feeling overwhelmed at times. I'm hoping that writing these...