Want great info, tips and news? Join the RIVIA Mind newsletter mailing list. We won’t spam you, we’ll just support you! State of Mind RIVIA Mind Newsletter/Spring 2021 Happy Spring! RIVIA is excited about our new service offerings to better accommodate our patient’s overall wellness needs, including neuropsychological testing and nutritional counseling for mental health.
Dr. Raymond Raad advises on the right methods to wean patients off of antidepressant medication. If you have questions or concerns about your medication, please contact us.
What is Kidney Disease? Kidney disease, or kidney failure, is the gradual loss of your body’s kidney function. Over 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease every year. According to the NIH, people with CKD are three times more likely to suffer from depression than the rest of the general population. Even so, depression
RIVIA’s own Dr. Dana Wang talked with Jessica Moore at CBS NY Ch.2 about how the current climate is affecting the mental health of the Asian American community. Dr. Wang is an affiliated faculty member of the MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness. Here’s a list of resources in the community for those that
When we lay down to sleep, we wish each other a “good night,” and look forward to the opportunity to rest our bodies and recharge. However, it’s during sleep that our brains jump into action. While we sleep, our brain is busy processing new information, memories, and emotions. When we don’t sleep well, we can
We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat,” but did you know that what you eat can also affect your mood? What is the link between your gut and mental health? The Gut-Brain Axis Recent studies of the psychobiodome, the bacteria in your gut that affects how you think and act, have found
Dialectal Behavior Therapy, or DBT, is one of a number of treatments available for eating disorders, and one of the most successful. We asked RIVIA clinician Alexandra Kagan, LMSW, how she uses DBT and why it works. Thanks for sitting down with us, Alexandra! Explain to us what Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, is? Dialectical
It might seem odd to talk about learning to enjoy your own company after a year where many of us have felt isolated and alone. We’re more than anxious to get out and socialize, but now that there’s hope on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to use this opportunity to reconnect with yourself before
Depression and the U.S. Presidency According to the CDC, more than 40 million Americans, age 18 and older, experience depression. Depression can occur at any age and to anyone, even to some of the most famous and powerful men in the world, including a number of U.S. Presidents. In 2006, psychiatrists at Duke University published