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 […]

TMS Therapy for Depression

CitiScapes, Northwest Arkansas’s lifestyle magazine, features an article this month about TMS, Northwest Arkansas Psychiatry’s non-drug treatment for depression. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy is a non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA for patients who don’t respond well to antidepressants. It involves the use of an electromagnetic coil. Placed near the scalp, the coil delivers electromagnetic […]

NWA Psychiatry Accepting New Patients

MANA patients have enjoyed some of the best psychiatric care in Northwest Arkansas through NWA Psychiatry. Now, patients outside the MANA network also can benefit from the same expert, compassionate care provided by our team of mental health professionals that includes Dr. Lance Foster, Dr. Randall Staley, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Brittany Seifert. […]

How to Stick With Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of a new year is the beginning of a new start. It’s a clean slate, a do-over, an opportunity to better your life. Sometimes we give up bad habits for New Year’s. Sometimes we pick up new healthy habits. Making healthy New Year’s resolutions is great, but it’s even more important to see […]

Welcome, Dr. Randall Staley!

Randall Staley, Jr., MD joins Northwest Arkansas Psychiatry November 1st, 2018. Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas is excited to welcome Dr. Randall Staley to the MANA team! Dr. Staley earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine in 2005. He then completed a 5-year residency program that combined Pediatrics, […]

Common Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that makes it increasingly difficult for people to think, recall information, or carry out daily activities. Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just affect the person who has it. When a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it affects everyone in the family. Here is some information to help answer […]

Wellness Includes Mental Health

Nowadays, many of us are thinking more about wellness — staying in good health — than about fixing bad health. Maintaining wellness ensures proper growth and development when you’re young, and it helps you stay healthy when you’re older. A wellness focus can be a positive approach to keeping your body health and happy. There […]

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 […]