National Depression Screening Day

Mental Health America believes that depression screenings should be a normal part of health care, just like screenings for high blood pressure or screening mammograms. Why?  Clinical depression is a serious illness that affects men and women of all ages and all ethnic backgrounds, yet only about a third of people suffering from this condition […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]