When people think of perinatal mood disorders, most only know about postpartum depression (PPD). But there are many other perinatal mood disorders: anxiety, OCD, birth trauma, PTSD, bipolar mood disorders and/or postpartum psychosis. Some conditions may even start during the pregnancy. In today’s blog, let’s break down the different perinatal mood disorders in order toRead More
Are You Emotionally Mature?
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 youRead More
Dr. Raymond Raad on Ways to Offer Moral Support
Recently, psychiatrist Dr. Raymond Raad talked to PARADE magazine on ways to offer loved ones who might be facing emotional or physical challenges better moral support. Click on the link to read more!Read More
What Makes Relationships Last?
Valentine’s Day is a time many of us evaluate, or re-evaluate, our romantic relationships. Are we still in love? Are we happy? Is this partnership an actual partnership and is it working? What makes relationships last? Many people turn to couples or relationship therapy to answer these questions. At RIVIA, one of the couples-based therapiesRead More
How Does Your Body Hold Onto And Process Emotions?
Are you a new parent struggling with all the emotions that come with it? For first time moms, the transition to motherhood brings not only a new baby, but big life changes and big expectations. We might find our new experiences bring a strong emotional and physical response. We may feel happiness, excitement, love, bonding,Read More
Tips To Reduce Stress When You’re A Caregiver
November is #NationalFamilyCaregiversMonth. Whether you’re taking care of young children, the disabled or the elderly, being a caregiver renders some of the biggest rewards as well as the biggest challenges. Stress and anxiety can take an emotional and physical toll. Here’s four ways to reduce and manage caregiver stress so you can take better careRead More
Rock the Boat with Dr. Wang: Talking to Parents About Eastern and Western Value Systems
Click here to listen to the full podcast Grab a cup of tea as we talk to Psychiatrist, Dr. Dana Wang about Family. In this bonus episode, Rock The Boat host, Lucia Liu and Dana Wang chat about how to deal with your parents under the clash of Eastern versus Western value systems, how toRead More