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June is PTSD Month


June is post-traumatic stress disorder month. PTSD affects about 6% of the population. While initially diagnosed in soldiers, they are not the only ones to have this disease triggered by a traumatic event. For example, a flood, serious accident, assault, seeing someone killed or seriously injured, and many other events can [...]

June is PTSD Month2024-05-16T13:53:29-05:00

How We Help You Properly Diagnose Potential ADHD


In modern society, we regularly encounter news and conversations about ADHD, which may play a role in suspecting that a loved one faces the condition. If you think someone you love struggles with ADHD, we can help you properly and easily obtain a diagnosis at American Behavioral Clinics. How Does [...]

How We Help You Properly Diagnose Potential ADHD2024-05-15T14:15:52-05:00

How to Help Mom Happily Celebrate Mother’s Day


With empathy and care, we offer insights that can help you show your mom she’s special this Mother’s Day. If you’re used to traditional celebrations, our advice may surprise you. Ask Mom What She Really Wants Commonly, folks treat Mom to Mother’s Day brunch, and that's certainly a valid way [...]

How to Help Mom Happily Celebrate Mother’s Day2024-05-10T14:20:19-05:00

Is Someone You Love Self-Medicating & Mistreating Their Mental Health?


Self-care has been emphasized in recent popular culture. Meditation, exercise and maintaining healthy relationships offer benefits that can boost mental health. Importantly, self-medicating is often not a valid form of self-care. Self-Medicating Can Be Problematic As defined by the Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine, "Self-medication is the use of medications, treatments, and/or [...]

Is Someone You Love Self-Medicating & Mistreating Their Mental Health?2024-05-01T11:20:31-05:00

What is Psychiatry?


Dr. Jay Winston - Top Psychiatrist in Milwaukee Magazine Psychiatry is a branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Overall, psychiatry is a vital medical specialty that addresses the complex interplay between biological, psychological, and social [...]

What is Psychiatry?2024-04-25T12:13:24-05:00

Could Your TRD Use a Little TLC?


According to a journal article recently published in World Psychiatry, at least 30% of people diagnosed with depression struggle with treatment-resistant depression. If you have not received significant relief via prescribed antidepressants, you meet the criteria for TRD. We help people in Greater Milwaukee move past TRD at American Behavioral Clinics. [...]

Could Your TRD Use a Little TLC?2024-04-25T12:08:52-05:00

Spring’s Arrival Affects Mental Health


While many people look forward to spring, psychologists know that it is the season when some mental health challenges peak. Therefore, emergency rooms often fill up with people with mental health conditions, and doctors know they are more likely to see some conditions in the spring than at any other time. [...]

Spring’s Arrival Affects Mental Health2024-04-24T15:53:49-05:00

Do You Need More Sunshine in Your Life?


As we roll into the middle of spring, we start to see the sun more around Milwaukee. Longer days may lead to visions of outdoor activities. They also provide an opportunity to enhance our well-being. Make Going Outside a Priority Are you getting plenty of sunlight? Advice varies by source, but we all need [...]

Do You Need More Sunshine in Your Life?2024-04-24T15:58:48-05:00

Depression Symptoms- What to Look For


Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, and a range of other emotional and physical symptoms. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but common signs and symptoms include: Persistent sadness: Feeling down or sad most of the time, [...]

Depression Symptoms- What to Look For2024-04-24T16:02:21-05:00

Sad in the Spring? What To Do When Spring Brings Showers of Sadness


While the Winter is often associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a good bit of literature on SAD neglects to mention that SAD can occur in any season, including Spring. Depression in Spring is often exacerbated by environmental factors, such as excessive pollen in the air for those who are allergic. Here's what you [...]

Sad in the Spring? What To Do When Spring Brings Showers of Sadness2024-04-24T16:05:56-05:00