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Ascension Seton offers program for veterans experiencing PTSD

Ascension Seton offers program for veterans experiencing PTSD June 27 is National PTSD Awareness Day. A new program offers therapy for veterans experiencing PTSD. The Veteran Restore Program is a six week Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Veterans experiencing PTSD. Led Dr. Valerie Rosen, psychiatrist at Ascension Seton, the Veteran Restore Program aims to help veterans experiencing PTSD reclaim their…
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Where to receive psychiatric emergency care after Aug. 31

Where to receive psychiatric emergency care after Aug. 31 Ascension Seton makes urgent mental health care more accessible in Austin  In preparation to return the University Medical Center Brackenridge campus back to Central Health, Seton’s Psychiatric Emergency Department (SPED) will be integrated within the emergency department at Dell Ascension Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, starting…
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Feeling blue? Practicing yoga might help boost your mood

Feeling blue? Practicing yoga might help boost your mood New research shows the exercise may ease depression If you’re a devout yogi, your downward dog poses may have more health benefits than just to your physical well-being. New research shows practicing yoga, in conjunction with traditional therapy, is effective in boosting your mood and decreasing depression.
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Holiday unhappiness: Understanding seasonal mood disorders

Holiday unhappiness: Understanding seasonal mood disorders Seasonal Affective Disorder likely tied to existing condition Gloomy weather and earlier sunsets during the holidays can cause some people to feel blue. But how do you know if your sadness is related to the dreary weather, or something else? Newest information released by the American Psychiatric…
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What will you do with an extra hour?

What will you do with an extra hour? If you’re having trouble adjusting to daylight saving time, try establishing a routine bedtime and stick to it. Good sleep habits help combat daylight saving woes, improve overall slumber Clocks fall back at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. That extra hour may leave many sleep-deprived Americans…
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Ascension Seton psychologist wins prestigious award

Ascension Seton psychologist wins prestigious award Lloyd Berg, PhD, receives accolade for outstanding contributions Lloyd Berg, PhD, ABPP, a board-certified clinical health psychologist at the Ascension Seton Mind Institute, has received the 2016 Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society for Health…
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Feeling more than just the baby blues? Talk it out

Feeling more than just the baby blues? Talk it out Study shows new moms can benefit from psychotherapy A recently published study shows that new moms can benefit from psychotherapy to help with postpartum depression. Constant crying, midnight feedings, sleep deprivation and diaper changes can make any new mom feel blue. But what about when it’s more…
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Young Women: Stress Can Take a Dangerous Heart Toll

Young Women: Stress Can Take a Dangerous Heart Toll New Study Finds Mental Stress Linked to Deadly Condition in Women with Existing Heart Disease Being diagnosed with heart disease as a younger woman is bad enough. Add stress to the mix and experts say it is downright dangerous, according to a new study. Research …
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‘Special K’ for depression?

‘Special K’ for depression? ‘Special K’ for depression? FDA considers party drug for treatment  If you suffer from major depression, it’s possible your doctor might prescribe the party drug known as “Special K,” or ketamine, to help you. In August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified ketamine as a drug that…
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