Happy Thanksgiving!

MANA Clinics are closed on Thursday, November 26 for our staff members to enjoy the holiday with their families. Urgent Care and Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics’ Acute Care Clinics are open on Friday, November 27. Please see the special hours for each location below.  Thanksgiving hours at MANA clinics: Wednesday, November 25 MANA Family Medicine Thompson […]

Getting Help for Major Depression

It’s normal to experience sadness or grief after trauma, a tragic experience, or a loss. Feeling sad is not the same thing as having depression, however. Major depression is a serious medical illness that can affect your mood, your actions, your physical health, and your overall quality of life. Depression is one of the most […]

Welcome Nick Hopkins, APRN!

We’re excited to welcome Nick Hopkins, APRN, to the MANA team. Nick joins the mental health professionals at Northwest Arkansas Psychiatry on June 1st, 2020. Nick is an advanced practice registered nurse specializing in psychiatric care and mental health. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Arkansas. Nick then went […]

Are You Experiencing Stress?

Everyone experiences stress – but do you know when you’re experiencing stress? Stress is a very normal response to changes in our environment. Stress can be positive (e.g., winning a race, getting a promotion) and even useful in small amounts, but too much negative stress—or feeling stressed for too long—can be bad for your health […]

A Friendly Reminder from NWA Psychiatry

The coronavirus pandemic has affected us in many ways, but we still have choices. The staff at Northwest Arkansas Psychiatry reminds us that positivity has power, even during this difficult time. What’s positive about your day during this time of crisis? “Positivity is a big deal during this time. When people are able to come in […]

New Tech Treats Depression Fast

People with Major Depressive Disorder now are able to access a highly successful, innovative treatment that only takes a short amount of time to produce big results. With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy, patients at NWA Psychiatry can receive fast treatment for major depression without medication, pain, or side effects.  “I feel like I am […]

Coping with Anxiety During Coronavirus

by Randall Staley, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry Northwest Arkansas Psychiatry, a MANA Clinic We are all aware of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) circulating throughout Arkansas, the United States, and the world. This virus has caused more than just physical health impacts.  It has disrupted the lives of people worldwide, most recently right […]

Anger Management: Handling Anger in a Healthy Way

Anger isn’t necessarily good or bad — it’s a normal emotion that every person feels. It’s a reaction to stressful or unpredictable situations. Anger itself isn’t inherently bad, but the actions that follow can be. Violence and behaviors resulting in emotional or physical harm to self or others, feeling angry all the time, or feeling […]

Therapist vs. Psychologist vs. Psychiatrist: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference among a therapist, psychologist, and psychiatrist? For many people these three terms are used interchangeably — but they shouldn’t be. While therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists often work together closely to improve a patient’s mental health, they are distinct professions. Here is some information to help you understand these different medical professions, and […]

Common Questions About ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is often talked about, but the information you may hear about ADHD isn’t always accurate. It’s important to seek information from reliable sources – such as your doctor – in order to avoid confusion or misinformation about ADHD. Here are a few answers to common questions about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. What causes ADHD? The […]