Cost Savings on Medication

Did you know there are numerous ways to save money on your medications? We all know generics are cost savers, but there other ways to save! Often, using your insurance’s 90 day plan saves one-third the cost or more. However, it still pays to compare prices. There can be a surprisingly wide cost range for…

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Thinking Outside the Box

My name is Kevin Chapman and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and related disorders. I spent several years researching anxiety and related disorders as a professor at the University of Louisville until making the decision to open a full time private practice where I regularly…

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Is ADHD real?

Many Christians have been taught to believe that ADHD is not a biological disorder but rather a lack of discipline or will, and that persons who struggle with ADHD are just lazy, slothful, or undisciplined. This is simply untrue. ADHD is a biological illness involving deficits in the function of the prefrontal cortex and related…

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Running a Faith- Based Practice: Our Growth in Service

The idea to set-up a Christian Psychiatric Practice first came to my mind while I was still doing my residency training. As a resident, I sought a lot of counsel from other psychiatrists who were Christians about whether or not to be upfront about being a Christian while practicing in the field. Initially, I was…

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What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a very common disorder in our society; but, what does it mean to be bipolar? A common understanding amongst the lay public is that bipolar disorder is “mood swings,” and that a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder implies that a person does not possess the ability to control their anger or regulate their…

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Depression amongst Teenagers

We all experience low moods, at one point or another in our lives. For most people, such moments do not last for long while others may experience persistent and pervasive depressed moods characteristic of clinical depression. When one experiences a persistence of depressed mood over a period of not less than two weeks, they could…

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Depression in Children and Adolescents

Children and adolescents can also be affected by depression. While it is less commonly diagnosed than with adults, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms. About 2.5 percent of children in the United States exhibit symptoms of depression. Depression is more common in boys below 10 years old, but, by age 16, girls…

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How I Ended Up Being a Christian Psychiatrist

One of the most interesting things about our lives is the mystery that the future holds. We don’t always know what might become of our lives in the future much as we may make plans for the same. When I look back at the past 20 years, it’s quite interesting to note that at one…

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What is Mental Health?

Mental health is the state of well-being in which people understand their own potential, are capable of dealing with life’s stresses and challenges, form positive relationships with others, are able to contribute something to their community, and can work productively. If a person experiences problems with mental health, his or her mood, thinking, and behavior…

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Essential Facts about Phobias

A phobia is an aberrant or extreme fear of something. In some cases, the fear is so intense that it interrupts normal activities. People who have phobias are very careful not to encounter what they fear the most. They tend to feel anxious and panic when they come into contact or even think about encountering…

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Identifying Autism Symptoms in a Child

Does your child have issues with forming friendships and relationships? Have they often misinterpreted what others are trying to express verbally to them? Do they seem overly fixated on certain topics or activities such as history, collecting, or video games as an example? Have they had issues with sensory overstimulation, pickiness regarding food textures or…

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Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition that affects the brain and behavior and is actually very common. At least 1 to 2 per cent of the society is plagued by this particular disorder. OCD is often characterized by repetitive, uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and/or ritualized behaviors one can’t seem to stop from doing. Image Credit…

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