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 […]

Temporary Clinic Hours

Updated June 22, 2020 MANA clinics are open and here for you. You can rest assured that MANA physicians and staff are taking every precaution to keep our patients safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are following the recommendations of the American Medical Association (AMA), the Center of Disease Control (CDC), and the Occupational […]

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 […]

ADHD or Spirited Child?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 11% (or 6.4 million) children in the United States were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2011. The number of children diagnosed with ADHD continues to rise. Some people attribute this to an increased awareness, while others blame over diagnosis. This debate has […]