Alone, anxiety, lonely, SAD

“Tis the Season to be Jolly!”

SAD is a yearly pattern of depressed mood usually beginning in fall or winter and lasting until spring. Fall and winter SAD usually presents with excessive sleeping, overeating with a craving for carbohydrates, weight gain, and low energy. Fewer people may have a form of SAD that occurs in spring or early summer. This type is more likely to be associated with insomnia, low appetite, weight loss, and agitation or anxiety.

Running a Faith- Based Practice: Our Growth in Service

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…

What is Mental Health?

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…

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition that affects the brain and behavior, and it is actually very common. At least 1 to 2 percent of 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…

Scrupulosity among Christians

Scrupulosity Among Christians [Religious OCD] Scrupulosity (a.k.a. ‘Religious OCD’) is a type of OCD in which obsessions and compulsions affect one’s faith experience. With regard to Christianity, some believers may be obsessed with thoughts of having lost their salvation or having committed great sin (that they did not actually commit) and they, therefore, become significantly…