We welcome Dr. Karen Yan, our newest RIVIA team member. Dr. Yan was a practicing corporate lawyer before deciding to pursue her MD in Psychiatry. Interested in booking an appointment with Dr. Yan? Get to know more about her. You were a lawyer before becoming a doctor, what made you pursue your medical degree in
Generation Z, broadly defined as those born between 1997 and 2012, make up about 72 million people who are on track to becoming the most educated and diverse generation in this country’s history. They are also the most stressed out generation. College students normally struggle with mood disorders, eating disorders, and addiction. College age Gen
Emotional maturity is the ability to manage your emotional reactions under any circumstances. Knowing how to respond to others, and yourself, in difficult situations is a skill set we continuously work on and try to improve. How emotionally mature are you? Take our Emotional Maturity Quiz: When someone on whom you depend emotionally lets you
Regular exercise doesn’t only benefit you physically, but can also benefit you mentally. Studies show that regular physical activities can help improve mood, concentration and memory, help mitigate symptoms of ADHD, eating, personality and bipolar disorders, as well as reduce anxiety and depression. For those who dread exercise the good news is it doesn’t take
What are the symptoms of depression? Although, depression is identified by a specific set of symptoms, including lack of motivation, loss of pleasure in activities and hobbies, changes in mood and appetite, sleep issues, feeling guilty, and difficulty concentrating, your biological sex can impact how those symptoms manifest. Men vs. Women Men and women experience
There’s a lot of buzz about meditation and mindfulness, but what are the real benefits to mental and physical performance? The defintion of meditation is the intentional training of two types of attention. Selective attention, which is like your strength, and sustained attention, which is similar to your endurance. Meditation is a workout for your
Bipolar disorder, previously called manic depression, is a mood disorder. It affects 45 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. In recent years, a number of celebrities have talked about their challenges being bipolar, including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Brian Wilson, Mariah Carey, and Carrie Fisher, but what are the symptoms? What are the symptoms?
Sometimes we can be unintentionally careless with our words and language. We may say something out of habit, or without realizing it’s hurtful. And sometimes we intentionally use our words to cut and wound. That’s an example of microaggressions: everyday, subtle, intentional or unintentional interactions or behaviors that communicate some sort of bias toward historically
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Did the Covid-19 pandemic hurt or help your relationship? The answer might depend on how resilient you are as a couple. Many influences are factored into whether or not a relationship survives an economic or emotional crisis, some couples might seek divorce or therapy. However, studies show that even though significant stress can drive couples