Exercise and meditation

Within the field of biological psychiatry there is an increasing focus on alternatives to medication in the treatment of disorders like depression and anxiety. Exercise, for example, has long been known to help improve the symptoms of both depression and anxiety. Many psychiatrists, including myself and my colleagues, encourage all our patients to engage in […]

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Open House!

Decatur Family Psychiatry will be hosting an Open House event for our friends and neighbors on Friday, February 26th from 6pm – 8pm. We will be celebrating the publication of Dr. Rachel Waford’s new book and our team will be available to talk more about our services, including our social skills and cognitive-behavioral therapy groups. […]

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Warning Signs of Emerging Mental Illness in Young People

Diagnosing mental illness is a complicated process that requires knowledge about the nuances of different disorders as well as the interplay between biology, environment, development, family history and a number of other potential factors.  However, you don’t need an advanced degree to identify potential warning signs and risk factors for mental illness in young people. […]

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